Ikaho Onsen is one of four famous hot spring towns in Gunma Prefecture – along with the towns of Kusatsu, Minakami and Shima. Known for its iron-rich waters, the main feature of Ikaho is a 300 metre long stone staircase which acts as the main thoroughfare through the town.
Either side of the street, traditional guesthouses, shops, restaurants and old-fashioned games parlours create a quaint atmosphere typical of an old hot spring town. Well-known for Japanese but less so for international visitors, it’s well-worth getting on the beaten path and making your way to Ikaho Onsen.
Information regarding accommodation in and around Ikaho can be found through our ‘Ikaho Onsen Area’ hotel page.