Ikaho is a hot springs town that represents all of Japan. The area around Kajika Bridge is the source of the hot springs in this town. It's also surrounded by naturally grown maple, sawtooth oak, lacquer trees, and more.
The trees begin to give off their fall tint all at once around October 20th and reach their peak in the start of November, giving you plenty of time to appreciate the autumn scenery. One of the best feelings you could experience while here in Ikaho, is relaxing in a hot spring to warm up your cold body.
Let's visit Ikaho, a fall scenery and hot springs hotspot
Ikaho is a hot springs town that represents all of Japan and even appears in movies. In 1576, it has been said that seven families including the Kogure family, who were subordinates of the Takeda clan, took advantage of the slanted angle of Ikaho and began to turn the town into a hot springs town.
They moved the town from the source of the hot springs to its current location and started to operate onsen inns. The hot springs of Ikaho have a deep history from long ago, and they're loved even to this day. One of the reasons why it has captured the people's affections for such a long time is its curative effects. Every year, many people visit here looking to treat their ailments or improve their health.
The waters are great too, but the surrounding areas of Kajika Bridge where the source of the hot springs is located is absolutely breathtaking.
Maple, sawtooth oak, lacquer trees, and more that were born in the Mt. Haruna area, grow here in abundance.
The trees start changing colors all at once around October 20th and they hit their peak in the start of November. Why don't you enjoy some fantastic sights and then soak in the hot springs and experience the cold leaving your body?