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Saptashwa B
By Saptashwa B
Akagi-yama, Gunma : Guide for Foreigners
Oct 2018
This review is relatively biased towards exploring the mountains near the akagi shrine. I went during midweek of October, and the place around akagi-yama visitor centre (赤城山ビジターセンター) offered breathtaking views。 I made the trip within one day and if you're travelling from Tokyo this guide will help you, though I recommend you to spend at least a night. Anyway, The bus from the Maebashi station bound for Akagi shrine and visitor centre, leaves at 8:45 am. The next bus after that is at 11:40 a.m. So for one day visitors, I would strongly recommend to take the first bus. You can take the train from Ueno at 5:43 a.m. that will go through Takasaki and reach Maebashi at 7:50 a.m. During peak autumn season this is the best option as if you reach late, the queue for the bus will be long. The bus at 8:45 am will reach to the Akagi visitor centre at 9:55 a.m. and you are now set for the day. I hiked the tallest mountain in that area which is Kurobi-yama (黒檜山), standing tall at 1828 meters. This is by far the best hike I have experienced in Japan considering the scenes I saw, both while going up and down. Relatively easy hike and you can enjoy every second of it due lush nature and stunning views of Akagi lake and surrounding regions from the top. You can see some of the pictures I took. Depending from where you start, you will go through Komagatake mountain (駒ケ岳), 200 meters less high than Kurobi-yama. Just amazing views of the distant cities and red, orange spots on the mountains will keep you refreshed every moment. Finally after getting down (for me it took around 4 hours) you can see the Akagi shrine, eat lunch, take a boat on the lake or whatever you feel like to. If I remember correctly, there's a return bus around 4;45 pm, which you can take to drop at Fujimi Onsen. Just a perfect ending of a memorable day in the midst of nature.

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赤城山 Mt. Akagi
Aug 2019
登山装備が必要です。
3時間~4時間くらいの山行です。
急な岩場があります。
展望は良いです。
前橋駅からバスを利用するのが便利です。
Mountaineering equipment is required.It is a mountain trip for about 3 to 4 hours.There is a steep rocky zone.The outlook is good.
Written 19 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Saptashwa B
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan29 contributions
Akagi-yama, Gunma : Guide for Foreigners
Oct 2018 • Solo
This review is relatively biased towards exploring the mountains near the akagi shrine.
I went during midweek of October, and the place around akagi-yama visitor centre (赤城山ビジターセンター) offered breathtaking views。

I made the trip within one day and if you're travelling from Tokyo this guide will help you, though I recommend you to spend at least a night. Anyway, The bus from the Maebashi station bound for Akagi shrine and visitor centre, leaves at 8:45 am. The next bus after that is at 11:40 a.m. So for one day visitors, I would strongly recommend to take the first bus. You can take the train from Ueno at 5:43 a.m. that will go through Takasaki and reach Maebashi at 7:50 a.m. During peak autumn season this is the best option as if you reach late, the queue for the bus will be long. The bus at 8:45 am will reach to the Akagi visitor centre at 9:55 a.m. and you are now set for the day. I hiked the tallest mountain in that area which is Kurobi-yama
(黒檜山), standing tall at 1828 meters. This is by far the best hike I have experienced in Japan considering the scenes I saw, both while going up and down. Relatively easy hike and you can enjoy every second of it due lush nature and stunning views of Akagi lake and surrounding regions from the top. You can see some of the pictures I took. Depending from where you start, you will go through Komagatake mountain (駒ケ岳), 200 meters less high than Kurobi-yama. Just amazing views of the distant cities and red, orange spots on the mountains will keep you refreshed every moment. Finally after getting down (for me it took around 4 hours) you can see the Akagi shrine, eat lunch, take a boat on the lake or whatever you feel like to. If I remember correctly, there's a return bus around 4;45 pm, which you can take to drop at Fujimi Onsen. Just a perfect ending of a memorable day in the midst of nature.
Written 3 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

リカルド リ
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Beautiful place in Gunma-Ken
Feb 2016
I recommend the little manju parlors in the little town, inside the volcano. People are very very nice and give you a sample of this awesome Japanese back bean pastry.
Isn't easy to get there, there are some bus lines from maebashi city.
Written 14 February 2016
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