Summer Road Trip in Gunma

Hotsprings, shrines, lakes, forests and waterfalls

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

After visiting Nikkō National Park, we did a two day summer road trip through Gunma Prefecture, visiting Lake Onuma and Akagi Shrine, beautiful Kakumanbuchi, Fudō Falls and Fukiware Falls, Mizusawa Kannon-ji Temple, Haruna Shrine and Mount Haruna.

We stopped along the way at inviting hot springs and road stations with cheap, delicious fruit and vegetables. We ended our trip at Ikaho Onsen.

My top three picks were Haruna Shrine (I liked it even better than Tōshō-gu at Nikkō), Kakumanbuchi (natural beauty), and Fukiware Falls (surreal river gorge).

These places will probably be even better in autumn.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.

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