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.
Approx. 2.5 hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From the park there is no easy or convenient public transport option to reach Ikaho Onsen. The best/most direct option is to drive, taking approximately 2.5 hours