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Ikaho Onsen is a hot spring town in Gunma famous for its hot springs and the 365 stone steps that lead to an old fashioned town. The Japanese hot-springs are well-known for its unique brownish-red color from the high-iron content in the waters. Similar with many Japanese hot-springs, the minerals of the water are said to provide great health benefits. The high iron content is said to be beneficial in treating fatigue, poor circulation, and other diseases. The stone steps takes travelers to the center of town filled with shops and traditional Japanese ryokans. Old fashioned game arcades also add to the unique, rustic atmosphere of the hot-springs town. This popular Gunma tourist destination is filled with many hot-springs guests can use, so it isn't uncommon to see tourists and travelers walking around in yukata as they visit various bathhouses.
While Gero Onsen and Arima Onsen may be considered some of the top in all Japan, anyone traveling in Gunma should consider adding a relaxing stay at Ikaho Onsen hot-springs town. Extend your fully-guided Japan tour package with our affordable tour extensions, or customize a private vacation with your own personalized tour guide through the charming sights of Gunma!
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