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Onioshidashi Volcanic Park

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A pleasant excursion from Karuizawa.

Worth a detour. The view of Mt. Asama over the rugged lava formations is nice. After a 15 minutes... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
via mobile
Volcanic rocks from eruption and beautiful flowers and vegetation

Coming here in early Jun, we were able to see a lot of flowers in the park. The color of orange... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Peter C
Hong Kong, China
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1053 Kambara, Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun 377-1524, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The Onioshidashi Park (鬼押出し園, Onioshidashien) features a landscape of volcanic rocks that gives it an unique and rugged appearance. The park is shaped by volcanic sediment deposited here during the 1783 big eruption of Mount Asama. Besides presenting the opportunity to take a closer look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christian S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Went there in May 2018 and the park looks almost abandoned. So, we had the whole park to ourselves. The view was breathtaking and the rock formations very interesting. It is some ways out from the main city attractions so we took a taxi to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank charlietkl
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Worth a detour. The view of Mt. Asama over the rugged lava formations is nice. After a 15 minutes walk from the parking place through the lava fields we arrived at a nice temple with an overview of the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HarryR140
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Really cool and beautiful place. I went in winter but I’d love to see it in all the seasons. Recommend visiting when there is snow. The temple in between the lava flow was amazing. The is cafes and stalls. Not open when I was there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Coming here in early Jun, we were able to see a lot of flowers in the park. The color of orange, pink and green were everywhere, and apart from the flowers there were also a lot of vegetation among the irregular black volcanic rocks coming...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Didn't expect much from it as I expected a place with rocks, rocks and more rocks. Was blown away but the beautiful sunset views. They had different paths to walk, with the estimated time and distance. If you have time to spare, try to explore...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank risxlene
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The view on our drive to the location was amazing from Karuizawa. Mount Asama covered in snow was in sight at the last 5km. The formation of lava rocks were simply amazing.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Stephen_C_SG
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The austerity of this place was humbling and beautiful. Worth a trip if you are at all interested in volcanology and the fleeting nature of life.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Dorothy D
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Spectacular views of mt Asama and the mountains of Nagano. Nice short walks through the lava rocks, kids got excited, and scenic views of Japanese temples and shrines along the way. It gets crowded during the Japanese holidays (beginning of August), so try to avoid.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank uandmetrav
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I am not sure how to get to this place as we had a driver with us for that day. Anyway, I thought it was a really lovely place to just walk around at your own pace and enjoy the scenery. Located on higher grounds,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank JeanTan
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