Akagi area (赤城) consists of seven mountains of unspoiled nature and a crater lake in the center of Gunma Prefecture north of Tokyo.
Located one hour’s drive from the center of Maebashi city (前橋市) and Kiryu city (桐生市), it is a great getaway from Tokyo and full with nature activities such as hiking, cycling, camping and fishing all year round. The dry clear sky in the winter also makes it an ideal place for watching the beautiful stars.
During May and September there are also many different types to of highland flowers to discover.
There are buses, but for easy access driving is recommended. Why not rent-a-car and include a visit the several hot springs and activities down each side of the mountains?
To find out how you can enjoy Mt. Akagi (Akagi area) check out this 2 day itinerary packed with ideas of what to do, where to eat, where to stay and more.
One of Akagi area’s speciality is pork. Hayashi Pork Farm offers high quality local pork and runs Ton Ton Hiroba a local pork restaurant which offers great Tonkatsu!
There are a few nice family run cafes and restaurants that offer homemade pasta, pizza and curry. Try Trekker’s Cafe by Lake Onuma is one of them.
If you are driving, camping may be another option for you! Akagi has many camping sites with BBQ areas as well as local shops/indoor markets where you can buy local vegetables and meat.
Camping is a popular activity in Akagi and there are many Camping sites such as these.
Aoki Ryokan on the shores of Oonuma lake and there are several other onsen ryokans (Japanese style inns with hot springs) in the Akagi Onsen district about half-an-hour drive from Lake Onuma.
Each of these places are within a day trip away. Click on the image to find out more.
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