Best Things to Do around Mt. Akagi 【Nearby Tokyo】
Visit Mt. Akagi and experience a few of days of nature just outside Tokyo
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, discover all that Mt Akagi has to offer. With outdoor activities and breathtaking views to be enjoyed year-round, take the trip just outside of Tokyo. Your next adventure awaits.
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Follow this 2-day adventure itinerary and immerse yourself in Mt Akagi’s caldera lake, the rising peaks, and foothills. At each turn an outdoor activity, great food or cozy lodging awaits you. No matter the time of year, be prepared to feast your eyes on the endless beauty surrounding you. Azaleas in the summer and colorful foliage in the fall are just the beginning of the seasonal delights on offer.
1. Explore the lakeshore by e-bike.
When arriving why not stretch your adventuring muscles with this assisted bike ride? Pedaling electric-assisted bikes won’t take your breath away, but the beauty might. Whilst you take in the sights of the caldera lake, your knowledgeable guide will show you around. The trip includes a traditional temple visit and a delicious local lunch. Book your excursion ahead of time, online.
2. Enjoy a meal at mountain top restaurants.
After your bike ride, why not eat at a restaurant with a view of the mountains? Local flavors of the region include fried fish caught fresh from the lake and Gunma-style udon. The udon is hand-cut noodles cooked in a hearty broth and enough to satiate even the most intrepid adventurer.
3. Enjoy breathtaking views from Torii Toge Viewpoint
After lunch, why not visit Torii Toge viewpoint to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery? You can easily visit here by car or bicycle as well as foot. From here you can see the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and plains. If you’re lucky, you might find yourself floating among a vast sea of clouds!
4. Visit Akagi Shrine
Akagi Shrine is just by one of the lakes and surrounded by nature. It’s dedicated to the mountain which has been worshipped, as a god, since ancient times. You can learn the history of the region and leave your trip with a deeper appreciation of the area.
5. Stay at a traditional ryokan by the lake
Aoki Ryokan is a traditional ryokan in the mountains just by Oonuma lake.
Wind down and enjoy the night in comfort after your long day. Aoki Ryokan is one of the few hotels up in the mountain and is sure to give you an unforgettable overnight experience.
6. Look up into the breathtaking night sky
Away from the city lights, Mt. Akagi has a beautiful night sky. Take a walk and enjoy the peace and quiet night surrounded by water and mountains. The clear night sky will be a beautiful experience before your restful night.
7. Hike up the beautiful mountains
Try one of the many hikes that Mt Ahagi has to offer and get those adventuring muscles moving again. There are beautiful hiking trails for all levels. From flat walking trails to an intermediate route that takes you to the summit of the mountain. Whichever route you choose, you won’t be disappointed by the beauty of the area.
8. Unwind at Fujimi Onsen
After your hike, we have the perfect way to relax. Unwind in the hot springs at Fujimi Onsen. Your mind and muscles will thank you for it. While you’re there, try yakimanju, a local speciality. The sweet and salty grilled buns will keep you going for the last steps of our adventure.
9. Explore Ogo Train Yard
Take a look around the Ogo train yard and learn about the machinery that is used on the Jomo Electric railway. You can see their collection of retro trains and enjoy several hands-on experiences including a photo in the conductor’s seat.
10. Go on oa Satoyama e-bike adventure
From right outside the train yard, hop on an e-bike to take in the views of the mountains and scenic farm town at the base of the mountain. Take a tour where a guide will teach you about the area. Experience the Japanese countryside just like in the movies!
Want to know about Akagi area?
How to get around?
Once you are near the top of the mountain bicycles are available to hire and most of the area is within walking distance. Fujimi Onsen and Ogo are accessible by bus and local train. If you have a lot of luggage you may want to hire a car near Takasaki Station (make sure to bring an international driving license).
Where can I find more info?
Akagi Trip has all the info you need to plan your trip and book activities on and around Mt. Akagi, including detailed access info.
You can also find more information at Nearby Tokyo
You can also find updates and current seasonal information on Akagi’s English Facebook page.
For direct inquiries, you can contact Akagi Trip here.