Ikaho Onsen Gunma
On Monday the 4th of February I was in Ikaho Gunma which is famous for its onsen aka the Japanese hot-spring and the grand stairway in this tiny town.
At the bottom of the stairways you can see a sign stating Ikaho Onsen. From here you can see the hot-spring water rich in sulphur that flows underneath the grand stairways and heat up the city during the winter.
Once you climb the stairs, you will reach a place where you can rest a dip your feet into the hot-spring. If you do not have a towel you can actually buy one next inside a souvenir shop close by.
Once you reach the top of the stairs you will find a shrine.
Then there is a road behind the shrine that you should take.
On this road you will find a very cute café/ hotel where you can rest and have some refreshments.
Here you can enjoy the view a spectacular view of the nature of Ikaho.
If you walk even further you will reach this beautiful bridge. I really want to come back here in autumn. The red leaves should be spectacular with this bridge.
This is what Ikaho looks like from where I was staying. I will also be blogging about the place that I stayed very soon.
This is what Ikaho would look like a long time ago.
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