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Ikaho Onsen

Ikaho, Haruna Area

Ikaho Onsen is located halfway up Mt. Harunasan at an elevation of 700 meters. It has a long history as its name even appears in the Manyoshu, Japan's oldest surviving collection of poems, said to have been edited in the late seventh and late eighth centuries. Here you can enjoy two types of onsen: "Kogane no Yu (Golden Water)", in which the iron contained in the water has oxidized to form a distinctive brownish-red color; and "Shirogane no Yu (Silver Water)", whose gushing was only discovered in recent years. The 300-meter long path with 365 stone steps at the center of the onsen resort creates a unique atmosphere. This onsen resort is also known as the birthplace of onsen manju (steamed bean-jam buns).

Basic Information

  • Ikaho, Ikaho-machi, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma
  • Mapcode: 94 877 360*11
  • ・ About 25 minutes by bus from Shibukawa Station on JR Joetsu Line
    ・ About 20 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
  • ▼Spring quality: Sulfate spring
    ▼Benefits: General healing, cuts, burns, chronic skin conditions, and arteriosclerosis
    ▼Ikaho Onsen Ishidan no Yu (day trip onsen)
    ・ Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (April - October), 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM (November - March)
    *Last entrance: 30 minutes before the closure
    ・ Closed: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (open when falls on a holiday)
    ・ Admission:
    - Adult (junior high school age and older): 410 yen
    - Child (elementary school age): 200 yen
    ▼Ikaho Open-Air Bath (day trip onsen)
    ・ Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (April - September), 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (October - March)
    *Last entrance: 30 minutes before the closure
    ・ Closed: 1st and 3rd Thursday (open when falls on a holiday)
    ・ Admission:
    - Adult: 450 yen
    - Child: 200 yen
    *Infants under 1 year cannot enter the bath.
  • https://www.ikaho-kankou.com/en/
  • Final day of update: April 3, 2020

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