Climb the fascinating stone step path, just a one-minute walk from Senju-kan at Fukuichi. Kajikabashi Bridge, famous for its autumn foliage, and Ikaho Shrine are also in proximity. Enjoy a stroll in atmospheric Ikaho Town and check out all there is to see nearby.
The stone step path is an iconic symbol of Ikaho. Fukuichi is located on the 285th step (there are 365 steps in all). Numerous gift shops, restaurants, attractions and ashi-yu (foot baths) line the path. Enjoy the good old onsen town atmosphere.
Located at the top of the stone step path, Ikaho Shrine is one with a long history and is even included in the Engishiki Register, which was compiled in the 10th century. A visit to the shrine is believed to bring good luck in matchmaking and fertility.
Located close to the source of the hot springs, Kajikabashi Bridge is renowned for its autumn colors. During the peak season, the bridge is illuminated and attracts many visitors.
Tokutomi Roka was a famous and great writer who loved Ikaho Onsen. The museum building was once the inn Tokutomi frequented, and has since been relocated and preserved where it stands now. The museum displays Tokutomi's poems, paintings and literature.
The Ikaho Ropeway connects Hototogisu Station in the onsen town and Miharashi Station at 955m above sea level. From the viewing deck near the top, you can look out upon the landscape as far as Mt. Akagi and Mt. Tanigawa.
Believed to have more than 1,300 years of history, the temple boasts many must-see spots including the Bell of Yamato in the bell hall and the hexagonal two-story pagoda (Designated Prefectural Cultural Property).
Enjoy interacting with animals in this natural pasture encased in abundant nature at the foot of Mt. Haruna.
The museum's main exhibit is nostalgic toys, dolls and teddy bears. Other attractions include a restored Showa-era alleyway lined up with cheap candies and snacks shops, and sections dedicated to cars and Japanese idol singers from the 1980's.
This museum exhibits paintings of Takehisa Yumeji, a representative artist in the cultural movement in the early 20th century who loved Ikaho. The collection of items numbers over 16,000, including Ikaho-related works, materials and paintings of beautiful women.
Hara Museum ARC is an annex to the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. In addition to regular exhibitions mainly centered on works from the Hara Museum Collection and special exhibitions, a behind-the-scenes tour in the museum's storage collection has also been gaining recent popularity (Sundays only, advance booking required).
Encased in abundant nature near Ikaho Onsen Town, Shibukawa Skyland Park is a small-sized amusement park boasting about 20 different attractions. It's a perfect leisure destination for couples and families.
Lake Haruna stretches out at the summit of Mt. Haruna. Various activities can be enjoyed here throughout the year, including a pleasure boat cruise, cycling, and smelt fishing (late January to late February).
Along the 600-meter path leading to the main shrine from the entrance, there are several spots to see: including Double Dragon Gate, Zuishinmon Gate (both gates designated National Important Cultural Properties), gigantic rocks and Misuzu Falls. The huge Yatate Sugi cedar tree, a National Natural Monument, is well-known, too.
Located 600-700 meters above sea level at the western foot of Mt. Akagi, Akagi Nature Park has maintained a habitable environment for plants, insects and small animals for the last 30 years. Now, visitors can see many varieties of plants and insects native to the northern Kanto Area, just as they are found in nature.
Roadside Station "Komochi" is located along the old Shirai Post Station which thrived as a castle town adjacent to Shirai Castle in the 15th century. Discover a wide range of specialties in Gunma Prefecture and the Komochi area.