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Ikaho Onsen

Hot spring resort with the memorable townscape of stone stairs where writers loved the two kinds of springs.

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Hot spring resort

Ikaho Onsen has been loved since ancient times. It is said that writers such as Yumeji Takehisa and Roka Tokutomi frequented.

The symbol of the town is the 365 stone steps, lined with craft and souvenir stores on either side. The number came from the wish for 365 days of prosperity in the onsen town. Akiko Yosano’s poem Ikaho Town is engraved on part of the stairs.

Ikaho Onsen has two source springs, Golden Water and Silver Water. Golden brown water is known for healing illnesses and injuries as well as for fertility. The Silver water was named because it is clear. People love it for recovery from exhaustion and promoting health. You can enjoy Golden Water at the coed onsen public bath, Ikaho Rotenburo (outdoor bath) and Silver Water at the inns in the resort.

Around the stone stairs, there are many traditional inns, which can be a great base for exploring the area.

Highlights

  • Onsen resort loved by authors such as Yumeji Takehisa, Roka Tokutomi and Akiko Yosano.
  • The number of stone stairs is based on the wish for prosperity in the onsen resort.
  • Two source springs known for healing injuries and such.

Photos

  • Stone Stairs that connects the lowest to the highest part of the onsen resort

    Stone Stairs that connects the lowest to the highest part of the onsen resort

  • Stone Stairs with Akiko Yosano’s poem engraved

    Stone Stairs with Akiko Yosano’s poem engraved

  • Enjoy nature at Ikaho Outdoor Bath while soaking in the hot spring

    Enjoy nature at Ikaho Outdoor Bath while soaking in the hot spring

Reviews

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  • Will Lin

    365個階梯的兩旁都有商店可以逛,賣的溫泉饅頭還不錯吃,晚上燈打下去更是古色古香。

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Details

Name in Japanese
伊香保温泉
Postal Code
377-0102
Address
541-4 Ikaho, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City, Gunma (Shibukawa Ikaho Onsen Tourism Association)
581 Ikaho, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City, Gunma (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
Holiday
1st & 3rd Thursdays (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
* Depending on facilities
Hours
9am-6pm (Last entry 5:30pm) (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
* Depending on facilities
Admission
Adult: 450 yen, Elementary student and younger: 200 yen (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
* Walking around the area: Free
Directions
1) From JR Joetsu Line, Shibukawa Station, ride a bus for 25 min.
2) From Kanetsu Expressway, Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange, drive about 30 min.
Credit Cards
Depend on facilities
Official Website
Official Website (English)