Mt. Iwabitsu
Mt. Iwabitsu
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Mt. Iwabitsu

岩櫃山

Last updated: December 21, 2020

Climb a steep peak for views over Gunma

There are several trails up Mt. Iwabitsu (802 m), which are all fairly short but steep. The easiest route is the Sawa-dori Trail, which is a 40-minute climb from Gumma-Haramachi Station. It requires the use of chains and ladders but is suitable for inexperienced climbers. The most challenging route is the Mitsuiwa Route, a 50-minute climb from the trailhead near Gobara Station.

Some remains of Iwabitsu Castle, built in the 15th century, can be seen on the mountainside.

From the top, take in views of the surrounding mountains.


Basic Information

Address

Haramachi, Higashiagatsuma, Agatsuma District ( Map)

Access

About 40 minutes on foot to the nearest trailhead from Gumma-Haramachi Station

About 25 minutes on foot to the nearest trailhead from Gobara Station

About 45 minutes by car to the Hirasawa trailhead parking lot from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway

Closed

Do not hike during winter

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