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How to Get to Mt. Akagi

Last updated: March 28, 2024

Mt. Akagi is one of Gunma's most famous mountains, topped by a range of peaks and hiking trails surrounding the Lake Onuma caldera. The lake is a popular summer getaway with rental boats, inns, restaurants, and cafes. Mt. Akagi is accessible from Tokyo by train and bus.

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You can reach Mt. Akagi in less than 3 hours from Tokyo by train and bus, via Takasaki Station and Maebashi Station. Fujimi Onsen is a convenient transfer point for buses to Akagi. There are three direct buses a day from Maebashi Station to Mt. Akagi on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

Tokyo Station

You can board Hokuriku and Joetsu shinkansen services at Tokyo Station.

Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen

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Shinkansen trains from Tokyo Station reach Takasaki Station in under 1 hour. The shinkansen to Takasaki Station is covered by the JR TOKYO Wide Pass and JR EAST Pass, and others.

Takasaki Station

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Takasaki is a stop on the Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines, and the gateway to Gunma: express trains and local trains from Tokyo stop at Takasaki Station. You can transfer to local trains and buses for destinations across Gunma.

Train to Maebashi Station

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Transfer from the shinkansen platform at Takasaki Station to the local Ryomo Line for Maebashi Station. The trip from Takasaki Station to Maebashi Station takes around 15 minutes.

Maebashi Station

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Maebashi is the prefectural capital and Maebashi Station has many options for connecting transport to the rest of Gunma. Buses stop at the north exit of the station. Bus (Kan-etsu Transportation) services for Fujimi Onsen depart from Bus Stop No.6. The trip takes around 30 minutes.

Bus to Fujimi Onsen

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Bus (Kan-etsu Transportation) services for Fujimi Onsen depart from Bus Stop No.6 at the north exit of Maebashi Station. The trip takes around 30 minutes. At Fujimi Onsen you can transfer by bus (Kan-etsu Transportation) to Akagi Park Visitor Center.

Goal: Akagi Park Visitor Center

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Get off the bus at Akagiyama Visitor Center Bus Stop, which is about 2 minutes on foot from the visitor center. At the Akagi Park Visitor Center, there are restrooms and information about the surrounding area. The visitor center is located near the entrance to Kakumanbuchi Marshland (around 2 minutes on foot). It takes around 15 minutes on foot from the visitor center to Akagi Shrine near Lake Onuma. There are several restaurants and cafes near the lake, within a short walk of the visitor center.

Travel Tips

You can use the JR Tokyo Wide Pass, JR East Pass, and other JR passes for trains on this route. However, bus fares must be paid separately. There are many passes and travel combinations to discover, so use the links below to find your ideal travel plan.

- JR East Pass
- JR Tokyo Wide Pass
- Japan Rail Pass
- JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Save time and purchase train tickets and passes, and reserve seats online, before you travel.

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Accommodation

Maebashi has a variety of accommodations from luxury hotels to traditional inns. There are smaller inns and guesthouses around Lake Onuma in the Akagi area.

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