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Mount Haruna, Gunma Prefecture

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Mount Haruna is a dormant stratovolcano in Gunma, eastern Honshū, Japan.OutlineMount Haruna started to form more than 300,000 years ago and the last known eruption was c. 550. The volcano has a summit caldera containing the symmetrical pyroclastic cone of Mount Haruna-Fuji, along with a crater lake, Lake Haruna, along the western side. To the west of the lake is Mount Kamonga, the tallest of Mount Haruna's numerous peaks at 1,449 m high.The lake and the area to its east, as well as the southern and southwestern slopes, lie within the borders of Takasaki city. The border of Shibukawa city (to the east) nearly approaches Lake Haruna. Both Shinto village and Yoshioka town are on the southeast slopes of the mountain. The northern and northwestern slopes lie within Higashi Agatsuma town, which also bounds Lake Haruna. The summit lies on the border of Takasaki and Higashi Agatsuma.Mount Haruna, along with Mount Akagi and Mount Myōgi, is one of the "Three Mountains of Jōmō." (Jōmō is an old name for Gunma.)In popular cultureThe mountain is made famous in the manga series Initial D under the fictional name Akina (秋名), where the main character, Takumi Fujiwara, delivers tofu every day to a hotel uphill, using his father's (eventually gained full ownership) heavily modified Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86). It is also where Takumi won his first few races. It is the home course for the racing team called the Akina Speed Stars with which Takumi becomes closely associated. Later in the anime Takumi due to his unbeatable track records and for his downhill driving technique, is popularly referred to as 'Akina's 86'.
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  • Lake is located towards the top of the mountain and further to climb Mt. Haruna shrine. Water is abundant in some places fresh air feeling.
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  • The splendid shrine is solemn atmosphere and go walking into a big rock and rock. Now feeling like stopped climbed the stairs to the main shrine is located at. Kagura-den I felt very small, Gagaku is secretly of course, Jaz and classical concerts are also made to spot
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  • It is a magnificent mountain views in the town. It seems as if watching town. Making the time and wanting to climb the take a look at. Only this time look up from Takasaki City.
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  • There were these two kids racing at night when I visited there. One looked like he was racing in a Toyota "Trueno" and the other in a Mazda RX-7, was blown away how fast paced these kids were rushing down the Touge. 5 stars for seeing kids nearly killing themselves for illegal Japanese street racing.
  • Deja vu, I've just been in this place before Higher on the street, and I know it's my time to go Calling you, and the search is a mystery Standing on my feet, it's so hard when I try to be me. WOOOOOAHHH
  • They ruined the touge becuace of the speed bumps on the hairpins
  • A best road where you can drift. INITIAL D
  • Initial d oh yeah!!

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