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Ikaho Stone Step Street, Shibukawa

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Walk up the historic Ikaho Stone Step Street, a 300 m (984 ft) long commercial and recreational street. Heading up through the center of the mountain town, the staircase has 365 steps in total and acts as the historic center, dating back to the Edo period. With both bustling souvenir shops and restful "ryokan" (traditional Japanese inns with spa facilities and restaurants), you can take the street at your own pace to find that experience that suits you. Stop off at the midpoint of the stairs to see the old center of town, still imbued with traces of days gone by. Ikaho Stone Step Street is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Shibukawa Edition.
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  • First ikaho! On the stairs I was watching on TV. Further increases further, the elderly citrus not step. Shop and goes out in eight place after dinner, almost dark, I'm doing is only a small part. Night of the liquor store, and marksmanship, Pub. Shooting challenge, a little disappointed. Shooting festivals than the fun. Stone comes in the morning and doing souvenir tourist crowds are modest. Physical strength and energy are required to climb to the top from the bottom-or.
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  • There is no simply climb the stairs all the way, but vibrant, just tired because I went during the week and closed most of the shops on both sides. Also pay parking paid parking in front of the eye, so you shouldn't need to climb stairs
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  • Snow good or hot water, firewood diamond of like is spraying something, so without slipping, and climb to safety.
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Where to stay in Shibukawa

A convenient transport hub for explorations of the hot spring resort towns in the region, Shibukawa offers a handful of fairly plain hotels close to the main train station, and along the route the train follows. Most visitors opt to stay in one of the hot spring resort towns, with Ikaho to the west particularly popular. There, you'll find some luxury resorts, a smattering of ordinary hotels, and the showstopping ryokans, complete with onsite onsens--one of the staples of visits to the area.
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