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Best trails in Agatsuma

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Looking for a great trail near Agatsuma, Gunma? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in 日光国立公園, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Agatsuma ranging from 0.9 to 5 miles and from 1,683 to 7,050 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Agatsuma
Top trails (6)
#1 - Yoshigadaira - Shibu Pass
Joshin'etsukogen National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Yoshigadaira - Shibu Pass (芳ヶ平 - 渋峠) Yoshigadaira, which is home to many wild plants, is one of Japan's most beautiful wetlands. The area is known for its abundant nature, including the Taihei Marsh and Jofuno Falls. This route continues from Shibuya Pass to Yoshigadaira. Enjoy the picturesque Yoshigadaira Wetland.Show more
#2 - Mount Iwabitsu
Agatsuma, Gunma, Japan
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 57 m
Mount Iwabitsu (岩櫃山) Mount Iwabitsu is known for a scenic spot where strange rocks stand. This trail begins with a steep ascent, and there are chains available to help climb up the mountain in some sections of the path. Once reaching the top of the ridge, the trail continues up to the rocky peak. The trail is marked by ribbons on trees and chains embedded into the rock. These chain areas are not difficult to climb, however, it is recommended to bring gloves. The peak offers you stunning views of Higashi Agatsuma, Agatsuma River, and surrounding mountains. There is also an alternate route that goes past the Iwabitsu Castle Ruins.Show more
#3 - Yoshigadaira Nature Trail - Mount Shirane Trail
Joshin'etsukogen National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Note: Based on Volcanic Forecasts/Warnings of Mount Kusatsu Shirane, the Mount Shirane Course section is closed. There is an entry restriction around the mountain. Please check the latest information with the city website. (April 5th, 2019) Yoshigadaira Nature Trail - Mount Shirane Trail (芳ヶ平自然遊歩道コース - 白根山コース) Yoshigadaira is located in Joshin’etsukogen National Park where a number of kinds of plants grow naturally. There are also many featured spots on the Yoshigadaira Nature Trail such as Taihei Marsh and Jofuno Falls which is known as a hidden gem in Kusatsu. The starting point of this trail is located near the Kusatsu Tenguyama Nature Center and goes on the Nature Trail and then joins the Mount Shirane Course. This area is also very famous as a hot spring resort. You can refresh your legs after a hike.Show more
#4 - Mount Motoshirane - Kagamiike Pond Loop
Joshin'etsukogen National Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Mount Motoshirane - Kagamiike Pond Loop (本白根山 - 鏡池ループコース) This trail heads to Mount Motoshirane (本白根山) which is a part of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane (草津白根山). It offers you wonderful views of a beautiful mountain, Kagamiike Pond, and the opportunity to see wildlife there. Also, the area is known for its hot spring resorts.Show more
#5 - Mount Kusatsu-Shirane - Yoshigadaira [CLOSED]
Joshin'etsukogen National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Note: Based on Volcanic Forecasts/Warnings of Mount Kusatsu Shirane, the Mount Shirane Course section is closed. There is an entry restriction around the mountain. Please check the latest information with the city website. (August, 2020) Mount Kusatsu-Shirane - Yoshigadaira (草津白根山 - 芳ヶ平) Yoshigadaira is located in Joshin’etsukogen National Park where a number of plants grow naturally. This trail starts from Lake Yumiike and goes to Yoshigadaira through Mount Kusatsu Shirane which offers you beautiful scenery of the active volcano and nature around it. Show more
#6 - Mount Kusatsu-Shirane [CLOSED]
Joshin'etsukogen National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Note: Based on Volcanic Forecasts/Warnings of Mount Kusatsu Shirane, this trail is closed. There is an entry restriction around the mountain. Please check the latest information with the city website. (August, 2020) Mount Kusatsu-Shirane (草津白根山) is an active volcano which is located in Joshin’etsukogen National Park. There are a number of crater lakes around the mountain, and the largest crater lake is the Yugama crater lake, which is colored in beautiful emerald green.Show more