Onsen with Yamamoto family

Going to the Onsen, the Japanese hot bath, is always an enjoyable experience, but even more so in good company of the Yamamoto family Continue reading Onsen with Yamamoto family

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Minakami-machi
District : Yubara
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Tenjindaira with Yamamoto family

The ski season was soon over but didn’t plan to ski anyway. We took the chairlift from Doaiguchi station to Tenjindaira station only to admire the scenic view of the surrounding mountains.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Minakami-machi
District : Yubiso
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Onioshidashi, the village buried under lava

The lava flow resulting from the eruption of Asama mountain on August 5 1783 completely buried the village of Kanbara. Today the site is a protected natural park with a temple dedicated to the victims of the eruption.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Tsumagoi-mura
District : Kanbara
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Foggy hike on mount Shirane

The next day, we went on for some hiking on another summit of mount Shirane. We were in the middle of the clouds for the greatest part of the day but we enjoyed the hike nonetheless. As a testimony that mt. Shirane is still quite active, there were numerus fumarol, those vents from which volcanic gas escape. The air was foul-smelling (like rotten eggs) because of the high sulfur content (H2S Hydrogen sulfide).

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Tsumagoi-mura
District : Hoshimata
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Mount Shirane – The volcano!

Mount Shirane is an active volcano of 2160m in the prefecture of Kusatsu. Close access to the crater was restricted, perhaps because of hazardous amounts of sulfur in the air. Despite some cloud cover, the view was quite impressive.

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Area : Kanto area
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City : Kusatsu-machi
District : Kusatsu
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