20 Oct 2015

Climbing record of Mt.Mizusawa(Mizusawayama)

View from Mt.Mizusawa 
View from Mt.Mizusawa

The Mt.Mizusawa(Mizusawayama) ...
It is a 1194 m mountain in Mizusawa Shibukawa ikaho Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
Trailhead is a route to climb from the precincts of the Temple Mizusawa(Mizusawa Kannon temple), there two kinds of routes that climb from Ikaho Forest Park area.
This time, try to introduce the route from Mizusawa Kannonji that can climbed I also.
Elevation of Mizusawayama is 1194m.
The time required for the mountain , climbing two hours , down is one and a half hours , takes about three and a half hours In total .
If started climbing at 10 before the morning , to 13:30 , it is possible to eat the noodles Mizusawa .
And fun to go to Ikaho Onsen on the way back of climbing .

 Time table (3 hours 27 minutes)

    10:10 trailhead (Mizusawa Kannon, stone steps)
    10:16 Manyo monument, Manyo plant Garden
    10:21 bear haunt attention signboard
    10:40 break space
    10:46 rest stone
    11:33 Higashikata stone statue group
    11: 40-45 old friend and stand talking
    11:50 to 12:10 summit
    12:24 Higashikata stone statue group
    13:12 break space
    13:30 Manyo monument, Manyo plant Garden
    13:37 trailhead (Mizusawa Kannon, stone steps)
    13:45 Mizusawa Udon Tamaru-ya

Admission start time of Mizusawatera from 8:00 . But the figure of worshipers was sparse . People shop and vegetables selling was also laid-back mood .

Mizusawa Temple beside the trailhead .
From here because until the summit of 4km, 120 minutes , feel free to climb .

The exits from the precincts of the temple , climbing starting from steep stone steps to climb to Iizuna Daigongen .

Iizuna Daigongen.
Mountain climbers often pray the safety of climbing in this place .
I have had to pass through here because there was no time to spare , time of return was reported to fit the hand that it was possible to safely descent .

Arbor . If families are staying here you might want to also enjoy a picnic .

Manyo monument . This side whole area seems to have been called the Mayo plant it.

Signpost is in the forest road was in some places .
Since getting a little hot in this area it was closed a rainwear that was wearing on top of the windbreaker in the backpack .

Signboard of " bear infested Caution" stood with signpost of the trailhead .

Little break space .
1.35km from this point to the summit .
I did not yet only about half climbed , already had been quite out of breath .

Rest stone
Summit until still after 1km.
Take off the windbreaker because the body has been sufficiently warmed up , it becomes one long-sleeved T-shirt .

While inspiring the father of tired , we arrived in front of the Higashikata stone statue .

Perhaps 11:00 40-45 minutes around , in the middle of the road there is no signpost , we were reunited by chance and fellow old friend .
First, to laugh with each other pointed to the face to each other , flowers bloomed on the stand talking .
And now in Tokyo , we will talk to sit slowly , call incidentally also a mutual friend . It was farewell promises and so on.

We arrived at the summit before noon .
The summit there was a mountain seat Pelorus . It's obvious where what mountain is within this Pelorus thanks .
I meet with my father that was the way to leave . He said he saw one animal antelope at close range .
Since the antelope does not move for a while even if there is eye , it seems to have each other staring at about two or three minutes and also serves as a break .

From Mizusawayama summit . Komochiyama in front , in the back Hotakayama , Mount Hiuchigatake , Shibutsusan .
Right back to Shirane sunlight .

We arrived at the stone steps of the starting point .

I was finally able to eat the Mizusawa udon " Tamaru-ya " in 13:45 .
The goal was 13:30 , but it would be nice to say that almost be achieved .
Always “Normal Zaru-udon and tempura three-point set" Although he become satiety in , this day was unsatisfactory .
After climbing should be in the large serving .

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4 Oct 2015

Kajikabashi(Kajika bridge) is the number one autumn leaves spot in Ikaho

● Yumoto Kajika-bashi (Yumoto Kajika bridge)

Ikaho hot spring source close to the autumn leaves 
Ikaho hot spring source close to the autumn leaves

2015/11/7 Kajika-bashi

Momiji-bashi (Maple bridge) over the Kajika-bashi (Kajika bridge)  
Momiji-bashi (Maple bridge) over the Kajika-bashi (Kajika bridge) 

Yumoto Kajika-bashi , in red painted bridge over the Yuzawa River near the "Kogane no yu (golden water)" source , peripheral has become a fall foliage spot , especially photography enthusiasts who tries to take a photo of the autumn leaves when it comes to autumn and Kajika-bashi Crowded with .

Kajika-bashi and autumn leaves in the fog.
Kajika-bashi and autumn leaves in the fog.

Kajika-bashi and autumn leaves in the fog.

Momiji-bashi (Maple bridge) 
Momiji-bashi (Maple bridge)

During fall foliage season , night illumination lights up , you can enjoy the fantastic shades of autumn leaves and the bridge emerge in the dark.

Night of Kajika-bashi is lit up

Night of Kajika-bashi is lit up , there are adult atmosphere . It is also recommended to date .

Night of Kajika-bashi is lit up

Near foot of the bridge to have only a free hot spring drink place (Insen-jo) in Ikaho is , Yumoto Chaya to drink tea while watching the bridge , there is such as Hashimoto hotel is located in a position overlooking the bridge .

Free hot spring drink place (Insen-jo) 
Free hot spring drink place (Insen-jo)

Free hot spring drink place (Insen-jo) 
Free hot spring drink place (Insen-jo)

Yumoto Chaya (Teahouse at the location of the source) 
Yumoto Chaya (Teahouse at the location of the source)

The reverse side of the spa town from the bridge there is a “Kajika-bashi parking" Free . However, since the parking lot is very narrow , weekend parking is tough .

Kajika-bashi parking
Kajika-bashi parking

15 Feb 2013

What is Japanese onsen manju cake [Yunohana manju]

Shop of Ikaho
Shop of Ikaho / simanex

The package of Seihoutei

Brown thin layers are steamed filled dumplings of Seihoutei of the feature.

Red beans paste which stopped sweetness is very delicious.
You should also surely become a fan of onsen-manju.

It is well known that Ikaho Hot Spring is the birthplace of Japanese onsen manju cake.
That the color of common Japanese onsen manju cake is brown, the brown of the hot water of Ikaho Onsen is the origin.
Probably, there are also many people who do not know this origin.

・What is Japanese onsen manju cake
Onsen manju is the Japanese sweets which wrapped and steamed ingredients, such as red bean paste of an azuki bean, by the brown cloth which kneaded and made flour etc. 

It is also called an alias "Yunohana manju".

The beginning of Japanese onsen manju cake goes back even to 1910.
When Mr. Katsuzo Handa of the Ikaho Shougetsudo which was training in Fugetsudo of Tokyo comes home, it begins from a local old man to have been requested saying "I want you to make some new noted products."
 Brown hot water carried out the color image, and it made these steamed filled dumplings using brown sugar.  

 Many stores of long-established manju store, such as not only Shougetsudo but the Tanakaya, Seihoutei, etc., are performed in this onsen resort.
It is so delicious that every onsen-manju are difficult to rank.

I would like to report gradually about the feature and taste of each onsen-manju. 

6 Feb 2013

What is Mizusawa udon noodles

水沢うどん mizusawaudon 山一屋

Mizusawa Japanese noodles[udon] are one of the three major Japanese noodles representing Japan.
The place where the Mizusawa Japanese noodles are eaten is near Ikaho.

mizusawakannon rokkakudo2
@Mizusawa Temple

The features of these noodles are very strong texture and the merit over a throat.
There are some persons who express resembling the texture of the fresh slices of a cuttlefish.Mizusawa noodles are made only of flour, salt, and water, and it is the feature to use no other additives. 


In the "Mizusawa noodles kaido[highway]" which will exist by the time it reaches from the Shibukawa/Ikaho interchange the street in Ikaho, 13 stores of Mizusawa noodles stand in a row.

Osawaya, Tamaruya, Shimizuya, Matsushimaya, etc. are collecting popularity especially.

手の椅子 岡本太郎作
@Osawaya,Taro Okamoto's object / Hand shapes chair

Moreover, although it is not Mizusawa noodles, honey noodles of "Yamaichiya" with the very similar texture are also one of the popular stores.
I would like to introduce Yamaichiya with a report later.

Access to Ikaho/Mizusawa MAP
There is a bus to Ikaho Onsen via Mizusawa from Takasaki Station at the West Exit. Please be aware that the bus is running only twice or three times a day.

Approximately 30 minutes (12km) from Shibukawa/Ikaho IC

Mizusawa Shuttle Bus
There is a shuttle bus from Ikaho to Mizusawa. The fare is 100 yen for one-way. (Elementary school students: 50 yen, Pre-school children: free) For more information, visit here.

18 Apr 2012


- Chigirajinsentei

P8292966 / shishamo72

Telephone: 0279-72-3355
Accommodation charges: 16,950 yen - 36,900 yen
The number of rooms: 34 rooms
Fountainhead: Koganeno yu

- Equipment
open-air bath, acharter bath, beauty salon, guest room with an open-air bath, banquet hall, conference room, room foods, the Internet, and credit card.

P8303086 / shishamo72

The wooden structure which feels history and an air.
Eight baths of 100% of the fountainhead.

- About a bath
inner hot water, open-air bath, and all four charter baths -- Koganenoyu 100% of hot water fountainhead free-flowing hot-spring water. There is also a bathtub whose bathing is possible standing.

- The feature of a hotel
Foundation of this hotel is a long-established hotel which goes back even to 1502, and old-fashioned wooden structure of 3 stories is the feature.
the middle of the Ishidangai is immediately located in the side.
It is preeminent for the view from a hotel, and it can overlook mountains, such as a mountain stream and Haruna mountain, from the room or a bath.
The ON store of cafe & Bar "Rakusui Rakuzan" of a calm atmosphere which exists inside a hall is possible also for a general visitor.
It is a space exactly good for taking a rest, when you get tired with the Ishidangai walk.

- Parking lot
There are four places in a site.

Official site[http://jinsentei.com/]

Address: 45 Ikaho, Ikaho-cho, Shibukawa-City, Gumma-Prefecture

P8293005 / shishamo72

P8292977 / shishamo72

P8292970 / shishamo72

13 Apr 2012

Ikaho Green Bokujo

- Ikaho Green pasture
The pasture theme park which spreads on the ground with the abundant green of the Haruna Mt. foot.
P8292896 / shishamo72

The Hara Museum arc which is an annex of the contemporary art hall Hara Museum in Tokyo Shinagawa adjoins.
The admission ticket of the art museum and a pasture is sold by a set except the long holiday season in May, and winter.
The circumference of a pasture serves as an animal and peculiar space which can enjoy nature and an art.
 The admission fee discount ticket is also published.
P8292935 / shishamo72

- The contents of the attraction
Experience attractions, such as the milking classroom of a cow, the walk of a rabbit, horse riding, feeding, and making original butter.
Inspection of events, such as a sheep dog show, and a farm plant, etc. can be performed.
Since the institution which people can play with a dog is also located at this place, it is also possible to pass one day with a pet dog here.
However, except a large-sized dog.
Sheep (Ikaho Green Bokujo)
Sheep (Ikaho Green Bokujo) / nhayashida

P8292946 / shishamo72

- Spatial relationship
This pasture is located in front right-hand side from Ikaho Hot Spring, seeing from the direction of Shibukawa.
When going from the direction of Mizusawa, it is on the left-hand side which followed the end [3-way junction in front of a visitor center] of the Ikaho Hot Spring this side to the right, and crossed the Ikaho country club.

ヤギ / nhayashida

  • Address:
    2844-1, Kanai, Shibukawa City, Gumma Prefecture, Japan 
  • Access [car]:
    The direction about 15 minutes of Ikaho Hot Spring from the Shibukawa interchange 
  • Access [buss]:
    It is 15 minutes [alighting in front of the Green Bokujo] by the one for Ikaho Hot Spring from Shibukawa Station.

伊香保のグリーン牧場 / karinckarinc

P8292862 / shishamo72

- A charge/business hours, etc.
Admission and Operating Hours | IKAHO GREEN BOKUJO[English]

- Admission-free campaign
Up to the end of December, 2012 -- Hotel Kogure, Kishigon ryokan, Moriaki ryokan, Fukuichi, Kokuya, Hotel Kimura, Kounkan, Hotel Todoroki, Hotel Matsumoto, Oyado Tamaki,  and Eisenkaku -- when it applies to each Ikaho Hot Spring hotel front, you get one group to publish an one-sheet admission ticket.
When dropping in before check-in, you will put connection of a check into each lodging.