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“Great to climb and see”
Review of Ikaho Stone Steps

Ikaho Stone Steps
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 are Kajika Bridge and Ikaho Onsen open-air bath.
In the evening with lights, Ikaho Stone Steps is very beautiful.

Thank agsman
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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, the snacks and the arcades

Thank santjordi
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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
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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 towards the scenic Kajika bridge. Nearby is the source of the hot spring and the original Ikaho Onsen. The whole area up here is beautifully covered by maple forest. About 300m down hill, we passed a shrine towards the stone steps. Many shops, food and games (60's or 70's games) stalls lined both sides of the stpne steps. Almost at the base sits the house of the Minister of Hawaii and the Trading Gate/Guard house next door. There is a small unkempt Japanese garden next to these two houses. And right at the bottom of thesr 365 steps is the Tourist Info Shop and bus stop.

Overall this town is quite interesting having quite some diverse attractions from the Hawaiian Minister's house to the games stalls and Onsen, despite it sitting on a hill.

Thank HotEarth
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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 to the top and head towards the bridge. Here you find more local feel as well as less people.
Must try freshly made manju though!

Thank geekmomtokyo
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