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  • Nagai Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Kamishiroi 4477-1
    Billed as reasonable, fast and tasty motsuni dishes, the Nagai Shokudo eatery along National Route 17 in Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture. This eatery was originally a stop for long distance truck drivers and bikers. However, due to its recent popularity from nationally televised variety shows, visitors come now from all over Japan. The motsuni dish with chitterling stewed in rich miso-based broth and the Gunma specialty konjac jelly is full of nutrition. The motsuni is also gift packaged and sold at the shop, or in their vending machines.
  • SARA’S Terrace ARRAIYA
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 20
    This café is located in Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture, along the stone steps of Ikaho hot spring. The modern and stylish shop is easy for women to feel comfortable in and enjoy a menu with dishes such as ginger roast Joshu Mugi pork set meals, with the pork a little on the thick side, and Joshu roast beef rice bowl, which are full of ingredients sourced from contracted farms. There are also sweets such as homemade chocolate brownies and anmitsu, as well as a drinks menu with items such as yuzu tea and a very fruity fruit cider.

    食事なしのプランで宿泊していたので石段周辺で夕食場所を探していた。周辺の食堂は19:30から営業開始が多いのだったがこの店は逆に早い時間から18:30までの営業のようで、早めに食事が出来て良かった。 しかし、店内には誰もお客がいなかったのに、接客のおばさんは指定したテーブルに座らせようと、私に対して高圧的だった。そこからは外が見えない席だったので「そっちじゃなくてこっちの外が見えるテーブルにつきた...

  • Villa of Kingdom of Hawaii
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 32
    This townhouse is located 25 minutes from the Kan’etsu Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. It was the residence of the resident minister of the then Kingdom of Hawaii and was one of the properties Robert W. Irwin used as a summer villa. It is one of the few buildings in Japan which were once owned by the Kingdom of Hawaii and is now a designated Historical Site. The townhouse is free of charge to enter and exhibits such as a saber (ceremonial sword) on which the Gosan no Kiri family crest is engraved, and the newly established guidance service allow visitors to learn more about the relationship between Hawaii and Ikaho.
  • Joshu Local Product Store Joshu Bussankan
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shibukawa 3695-2
    "This product store which deals in specialty products is located approximately 20 minutes by the bus heading towards Ikaho Hot Spring from the JR Shibukawa Station. It has a wealth of specialty products and famous confectionery made in Gunma Prefecture. Two varieties—mashed red bean paste, and smooth red bean paste—of Yu no Hana Manju are made and sold here. The Matcha flavor, which has Matcha mixed in is also a very popular limited product. The store also recommends one of Japan's three great udon, ""Mizusawa Udon"", as well as the various local specialty Konjac produced in Gunma Prefecture. The store has a restaurant, for customers to easily stop by."

    親父の誘いで下の子たちを連れて夏の最後に伊香保に一泊。 チェックアウトしてロープウェイで山頂登って、帰路の途中にありました。 食堂でご飯を食べて、土産物を物色して、子たちは外のブランコで遊び、となんでもある物産館でした。

  • Akagi Nature Park
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    4.5
    31 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Akagimachiminamiakagisan 892
    This forest park is located at the western foot of Mt. Akagi between 600 and 700 meters above sea level. Visitors can enjoy the park's gorgeous natural beauty interwoven with Japan's rich, seasonal diversity, including plants in full bloom in spring, lush greenery in summer, spectacular foliage in fall, and the reverberating cries of wild birds in winter. Aiming to achieve harmony between human beings and nature, for more than 30 years the park has worked to create an environment in which plants can grow lush and vibrant and in which insects and animals can live with ease, and today visitors can catch sight of a wide variety of plants and insects living in a state very close to untouched nature. Walking paths are covered with comfortable to walk on bark chips; and benches, chairs, and restrooms made with timber from forest thinning are placed in key locations, making it easy for visitors to take a relaxing walk in the forest and see all kinds of plants and insects.

    駐車場は、空いている場所を誘導してくれる係員がいますので、空きを見つけるのにぐるぐる車で廻る必要はありません。とても安心です。どの駐車場も入園口には近く、数分歩く程度です。 入場料は1,000円ですが、セゾンカードかUCカードを見せれば本人だけ500円になります。 園内にレストラン・食堂はなく、入園口のそばで業者が調理パンを販売していました。値段は手頃です。飲み物の自動販売機はあります。 園内は...

  • Ooedo Onsen Monogatari - Ikaho
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 592-1
    This hot spring inn is located three minutes’ walk from the Ikaho Haruna Guchi bus stop. The bus can be taken from Shibukawa Station in Gunma Prefecture. There are two types of hot spring, an outdoor bath which is a golden color and a transparent indoor bath. The spring water is said to be effective against nerve pain and fatigue. 18 works of art by Yumeji Takehisa are displayed in the corridor to the bathing area. Visitors to the hot spring can choose from a selection of courses prepared as part of a buffet-style dinner. There are dishes made with local ingredients including Shimonita leeks, fresh fish dishes and sashimi. There are also a variety of rooms, from brightly lit Japanese-style rooms to calming rooms that have a mixed Japanese-Western design.
  • Shinto Village Vineyard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunshintoumura Hirobaba Nagaoka and Yamakoda
    This grape picking tourism farm is located approximately 20 minutes from the Kan-etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. The farm is open from early August to late September and has around 30 vineyards. It of course has varieties such as Delaware and Kyoho grapes, and also large, white Jasmine grapes, Pione grapes, which are even larger than Kyoho with a very concentrated flesh, and Izunishiki grapes, first-class in both size and taste.
  • Koganenoyukan (Ikaho Grand Hotel)
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 550
    This day-trip hot spring is located in the Ikaho Grand Hotel approximately 20 minutes by bus or taxi from the JR Shibukawa Station in Gunma Prefecture. Guests can enjoy the free flowing spring water drawn directly from the source in the Kogane no Yu hot spring grand bath and outdoor bath, which is said to be effective for nerve pain and other illnesses. In addition to the table tennis plaza and karaoke facilities, there is also a theater room where the movie is changed on a monthly basis, and a restaurant which serves a range of dishes from light refreshments to Ozen course meals. Guests may relax, or use the facilities for business, as there is also a large hall available for dinner parties and meetings.

    メニューがとても多く悩みましたが、釜飯御膳とソースカツ重を注文し、シェアしました。 釜飯は注文してから炊くので、25分位かかります。季節により内容が変わるみたいですが、この日は栗ご飯でした。付け合せが最初に出てきたので食べ始めていると、後からきた栗ご飯に味が無く、ごま塩をかけて食べました。一緒に持ってきてほしいですね。セットのそばは、乾麺だと思います。 ソースカツ重は、15分位で出てきました。肉が...

  • Mizusawatei
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachimizusawa 233-8
    This Mizusawa Udon restaurant is at the foot of the mountain entrance to Mizusawa Kannon, Bando No. 16 station, located approximately 20 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. The udon, made with carefully selected flour, delicious water and no additives apart from salt, is characteristic for its thickness and strength. Most Recommended menu is Sanshu Mori Udon which you can taste three different kinds of Udon including this restaurant’s original Collagen Udon (Kinu no Sasayaki), Mizusawa Udon, and Maitake Mushrooms Udon at once. Souvenir set for home use is also very popular. The inside of the shop is completely barrier-free for easy-access, and guide dogs are also permitted.

    店員さんにお聞きしたおすすめの、谷川御膳1470円をいただきました。 水沢うどんは、冷たくして食べるのがおすすめだと。 さらに、谷川御膳には舞茸の天婦羅がついていて、とてもカリッとして美味しい。 うどんサラダもついており、ニンジンドレッシングが爽やかです。 梅ジュースも甘酸っぱくてお代りしたかった。 ざるうどん、こしがすごい! とってーも、美味しかったです。 2種類のおつゆ。すりごまのめんつ...

  • Hijiri Sake Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Hokkitsumachishimohakoda 380
    This long-established brewery is located at the foot of the southwestern side of Mt. Akagi, in Kitatachibana Town, Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture. It continues to use cool, clear underground water to make its sake. It is where the refined Japanese rice wine, Kanto no Hana is produced, and the surrounding area remains a natural environment where fireflies dance and freshwater crabs play. The special brewery’s signature refined sake, Kanto no Hana, uses the especially suitable Wakamizu rice produced in Gunma Prefecture to give the sake its characteristic flavor and sharpness that a person will never tire of drinking. Sake, shochu other liquor can also be tasted at the shop front.
  • Shibukawa-shi Sogo park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shibukawa 4230
    This comprehensive park is located approximately 15 minutes by car from the JR Joetsu Line's Shibukawa Station. It is located 600 meters above sea level, covers 57.2 hectares and has a view looking out towards Mt. Akagi. It is famous as a flower viewing spot for Yoshino cherry trees, and many people come to see the Shibukawa Sakura Festival which is held when the cherry trees are in bloom. The park's main facilities include a children's playground with play equipment, an athletics stadium area, gymnasium and skating rink, among others. Visitors can also enjoy camping and barbequing here. (A reservation is required.)
  • Natural Hot Spring Bando no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Hokkitsumachishimohakoda 605-5
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located approximately 10 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. It boasts a majestic view which of everything from the Tone River to Mt. Haruna and the Chichibu mountain range. The night view is especially beautiful, and visitors can enjoy the panorama of the city as it changes from dusk to night, while soaking in the bath. The hot spring has both indoor and outdoor baths, and the Saiun and Harukaze baths are on a weekly rotating male-female schedule. It is a sodium calcium chloride hot spring (slightly alkaline, hypotonic high temperature water), which smells faintly of citrus, and is said to have various medicinal effects and benefits.
  • Chikyuya
    Shopping
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunshintoumura Uenohara 1-1
    "This ""slightly strange"" variety store is located in a quiet area of the mountains near Ikaho Hot Springs. It deals in clothing and paper, wood and soil. The store is, in fact, a relocated Japanese-style house. Inside, various miscellaneous items line the shelves, such as recycled kimono, clothing with original designs, creative clothing made from old materials, Chirimen craftworks, natural stones, and others. Among these items, is a huge Tsurushi Kazari that hangs from the ceiling and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of decorations that make it up. In the café within the shop, specialty donuts and other snacks and drinks are for sale."
  • Chikyuya Haruna Glass
    Shopping
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunshintoumura Uenohara 1-1
    "This experience workshop is located in a quiet area of the mountains near Ikaho Hot Springs, on the other side of the road from Chikyuya Haruna. Inside this store, which was originally a long-established glass workshop, visitors can experience making a variety of different things. They recommend the original souvenirs, which are created by melding layers of colorful glass and glass powder on a glass base at around 800 degrees Celsius in a process called ""fusing"" to make items such as pendants and chopstick rests. The most popular ""Kaleidoscope Crafting"" allows visitors to choose between using the basic dry type or an oil wand type."
  • Nagamine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachiyunakago 991-19
    This park is located in Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture, along Jomo-Sanzan Panorama Highway, which lies on the way to Lake Haruna from Ikaho Hot Springs. Located in the middle of Mt. Haruna, the observation deck gives a view of the hot springs, Mt. Onokoyama, Mt. Komochi and Mt. Akagi. The park is well-known as one of the most famous azalea sites in Kita Kanto, and from mid-May to late May every year, visitors can see rhododendrons grow in groups against a backdrop the fresh green fields across Mt. Haruna and the town of Ikaho.
  • Roadside Station Onoko
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Onoko 1980
    This small roadside station is located approximately 20 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange, on National Route 353, which runs East-West parallel to the Agatsuma River in the center of Gunma Prefecture. It is near the entrance to the Agatsuma hot spring district, and many guests of Kusatsu Hot Spring and Shima Hot Spring also visit the roadside station. There is a direct sales outlet for farms, which sells fresh, local vegetables, dishes and homemade items, as well as a restaurant where local housewives work making meals. The direct sales outlet’s Maitake mushrooms and its apple pie are recommended. The restaurant’s Tempura and mixed rice and handmade soba with pickles are also very popular.

    万座温泉の帰りにこちらに立ち寄りました。時間が間に合わず、トイレのみの利用となってしまいましたが、向かいにあるコンビニで、野菜が売られていたり、お土産などもあったので良かったです。

  • Roadside Station Komochi
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shiroi 2318-1
    This roadside station is located on National Route 17 (Koizawa Bypass), in Shiroijuku, which prospered as the castle town of Shiroi Castle, approximately 10 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. The restaurant’s Katsudon Rice Bowl, made with tender Joshu pork, and the Akagi Beef Croquettes are recommended. The local produce center’s freshly picked local vegetables, original side dishes and specialty Konjac are also popular. The footbath can also be used free of charge on weekends and national holidays. In the spring, double-flowered cherry trees blossom on the roadside, and the Shiroijuku double-flowered cherry festival brings excitement with its samurai parade and festival stalls.

    中にある食創庵というレストランの上州豚のカツ丼がとにかくおすすめです。肉厚でボリュームあり、味は濃いですが美味しいです。価格も810円とコスパ良いです。売っている物も群馬名産の物が安くてこれぞ道の駅と言った感じでした。

  • Onoike Ajisai Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shibukawa Uenohara 2979
    "This park is located along the Hirasawa River in Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture. There is a waterway which connects Ono Pond inside the park to the Hirasawa River, and approximately 20 types, 8,000 hydrangeas are planted here. For one month beginning in mid-June, the park celebrates a hydrangea festival and lights up the hydrangea beautifully lining the paths in the darkness. There are also several courses in pruning and cuttage, as well as haiku and photography exhibitions available. Additionally, there are also literary monuments located within the park, such as the Basho haiku monument and Izumi Kyoka's ""Hydrangea of the Forest""."
  • Shoku no Eki Gunma (Yoshioka Store)
    Shopping
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunyoshiokamachi Okubo 393-1
    This direct sales center is located in Okubo, Yoshioka Town, Kitagunma County. It sells famous products and processed foods made in Gunma Prefecture. It also has a large selection of fresh foods and freshly picked local vegetables and fruits. The lunch boxes and dishes made with ingredients purchased from local farmers are well-reputed for their timeless, homely flavor. The store recommends its fragrant Yaki Manju, made with sweet-and-salty miso and soy sauce, which is one of the most popular local foods.
  • Utopia Akagi
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Akagimachimiyata 850-3
    This bathing facility is located in Shikishima Onsenkyo Hot Spring Village. It is a weakly alkaline hypotonic high-temperature spring, which is said to be effective for nerve pain and muscle pain. In addition to the outdoor bath, there is also gender separated stone and cypress indoor baths, which are on a 10-day rotating schedule. Inside the facility, there is also a 25-meter heated pool with a water slide, as well as a walking-bath and standard swimming that people of any age can easily use for exercise. There are also free foot bath facilities, so visitors can soak their feet and relax.

    朝から地元のご老人で大賑わいです。アットホームな雰囲気で初めて利用するこちらが勝手がわからずにいると親切に教えてくださったり。お湯の質もよくて体も温まるし肌も心なしかしっとりした感じ。 お食事処もありますが、無料で利用できる休憩所はカラオケつきとそうでないのとあります。静かに過ごしたい方はカラオケなしの部屋がいいと思います。 プールも併設されています。今度はプールも利用してみたいです。

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Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.

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