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GAJET Hike: Mizusawa Magic
November 17 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Had a blast at Canyons but still ready for more adventure? Join up for a mini-event, a hike on Gunma’s Mount Mizusawa!
⛰️ This is an intermediate hike that takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes.
📝 Please register for the hike using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/R9xNPfP644QJFyET8
🅿️ 8:45–9:15 AM Meetup in the parking lot near Mizusawa Kannon.
⛰️ 9:15 AM–1:45 PM The hike: Ascent, break at the summit, descent.
♨️ 1:45 PM To the onsen!
♨️ 2:00–3:00 PM At the onsen!
🍜 3:00 PM ~ Late lunch
💴 Transportation (gas/tolls, bus/train fare)
💴 ¥400–450 Onsen yennies if onsen-ing
💴 Post-hike lunch if late-lunching
🅿️ Meet-up point: Mizusawa Kannon/Temple parking lot
🚗 Please let us know on the Google Form if you are willing to drive and take passengers! Always a big THANK YOU to our volunteer drivers! Car groups will share gas and toll expenses 🙏
🚗 If you would like a ride please let us know on the above-linked Google Form, by ***Friday, October 11***. We will make an effort to arrange car groups for those who register using the Google Form. If there are not enough car slots available, fear not, for…
📣 Public transportation is available! There are buses from Takasaki Station and Shibukawa Station to Mizusawa Kannon.
🚍 Bus timetable from Takasaki Station ( 高 崎 駅 ) ➡️ Mizusawa Kannon ( 水 沢 観 音 )
🚍 Bus Timetable from Shibukawa Station ( 渋 川 駅 ) ➡️ Mizusawa Kannon ( 水 沢 観 音 )
Re: Late lunch options
🍜 Everyone is welcome to fend for themselves re onsen-ing and late lunch! There are great food options in Mizusawa and Ikaho.
🍜 Mizusawa’s claim to fame includes Mizusawa Udon, one of the three tastiest udon in ALL OF JAPAN. The shops close relatively, early, around 4:30/5:00 PM, so making it for udon depends on the group and the moment.
🍔 There is also the option to explore Ikaho Onsen and find food there. Nigel’s Burger Stand is one of the shops along the Stone Steps, and it has delicious burgers! (https://goo.gl/maps/4H7MAT5z2s7b5nfe6)
⛰️ About the hike:
♨️ Ikaho Onsen Info: https://www.visitgunma.jp/en/sightseeing/detail.php?sightseeing_id=32
https://www.ikaho-kankou.com/en/spring/ (We’ll have onsen options!)
If you’ve made this far and are up for this next hike, please join in! Feel free to post questions on the Facebook event page or send the Seibu Rep (Valerie Landers) a message. See you there!