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Great to climb and see

Only 365 steps to climb and there are many shops to see during your walk. There is footbath in the... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
Interesting Onsen Town

I took the Shinkansen from Tokyo and changed to a local train at Takahashi to Shibukawa before... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Ikaho, Ikahomachi, Shibukawa 377-0102, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Only 365 steps to climb and there are many shops to see during your walk. There is footbath in the middle of the steps is great to take a rest. At the top, Ikaho Shrine is worth paying a respect. Walk further to the right...More

Thank agsman
Reviewed 29 November 2017

If you have issues with hills, take a taxi to the top of the townstairs/the bridge or the outdoor onsen and walk down the steps of the town. It was about 750 Yen, and made everything more pleasant. Walk down, enjoy the views, the temple,...More

Thank santjordi
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Cheated by walking down the step street instead of up. 365 steps in all. Tasted the wonderful onsen steamed manju. Wonderful stuff.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I took the Shinkansen from Tokyo and changed to a local train at Takahashi to Shibukawa before catching the 20 minutes bus ride (bus platform 3) stopping at the Ikaho Onsen stpp instead of at the base of the stone steps. From here, we headed...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It's a steep cobble stone steps so high heels are not recommended. Small children can climb to the top without any problem. Little shops on the side of the steps are mainly aimed for tourists and it's unfortunate you can't find any historical charm. Climb...More

Thank geekmomtokyo
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Ikaho is old small hot spring area in Shibukawa city. Good exercise to the top, 300+ steps and it's beautiful old area, with few things to see.lots of old school little stores on the both sides. Not worth paying money to do the games they...More

Thank UrokoJ
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The tiny shops along the street has strong sentiment of Showa years. Passers by will time travel to those old days of Japan.

Thank marumaru218
Reviewed 8 April 2016

my partner is a fans of Initial D, so we decided to go Ikaho. if you are a fans of Initial D, it worth to visit. however, normal driving distance from Narita Airport to Ikaho is over 5 hours (including over 2 hours traffic jam...More

Thank dull d
Reviewed 25 January 2015

the shops and restaurants on stone step street are dated and boring. Quite a few shooting galleries and uninviting food stalls and shops

Thank sydneysider789
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Is place has 400 years of history and has a great noodle shop close to the top with a classic old japanese style. Don't go here on the weekdays because Amosa of the shops and restaurants are closed. The weekend is best.

Thank ReikoRing
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