Mt. Akagi-yama Area赤城山エリア
Spectacular region for observing nature. A crater lake near the mountaintop adds to the outdoor recreational choices.
Part of the Jomo Three Mountains, Mt. Akagi-yama is located in the center of Gunma; it is the generic name for the mountain range that includes Mt. Kurobi-san and Mt. Jizo-dake. The inside area of the outer rim of the mountain is designated as Akagi Prefectural Park. Near the mountaintop, between the central crater and outer rim, is a crater lake called Lake O-numa.
At Lake O-numa, visitors can enjoy camping, fishing and boating during the summer, and in winter they can bore holes in the frozen surface of the lake and fish for pond smelts through the ice. Around the month of May, you can marvel at the blossoming of the flowers of 'mizubasho,' skunk cabbage, a rare plant that grows in swamps, irises, and 'Nikko-kisuge,' a yellow alpine lily. Visitors can enjoy a 4-kilometer hiking course around Lake O-numa, where they can experience the many wonders of nature to their heart's content.
Besides Akagi Nature Park, Mt. Akagi-yama includes leisure facilities such as Gunma Flower Park and Akagi-kogen Highland Ranch "Kronenberg," which reproduces the sceneries of German villages. The area also boasts several spectacular waterfalls such as the 32-meter-high Fudo-Otaki, Otome-no-taki, and Asahi-no-taki, all with nearby hot springs where bathers can relax on one-day trips.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] 50 min from Tokyo to Takasaki Station by JR Jo'etsu/Nagano Shinkansen Line, and 15 min from Takasaki to Maebashi Station by JR Ryomo Line. From Maebashi Station, 70 min to Akagi-yama by bus.