Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Kantō Region

Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa


Former Ōshi Station – A Spot that Excites Relic Enthusiasts

If you have been to Kusatsu Onsen by public transportation, you must be very familiar with JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (長野原草津口駅). A large concrete structure would suddenly appear just a 10-minute drive from JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station. It is a historical spot that excites relic enthusiasts and has become Nakanojō Town‘s tourist spot as it is close …

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Hinatami Yakushidō: The Birthplace of Shima Onsen

On the way to Shima Onsen‘s best natural spot, Lake Okushima, how about making a detour to Hinatami Yakushidō (日向見薬師堂)? The temple with a thatched roof is the legendary birthplace of the hot spring town. In addition, it also has a connection with the Sanada clan, a famous samurai family in the late 16th century!


Shima Onsen’s Best Natural Spot: Shimagawa Dam & Lake Okushima

Shimagawa Dam (四万川ダム) is a magnificent dam completed in 1999 for flood control, river conservation, and power generation. Together with its completion, the enchanting artificial lake is formed, and Shima Onsen‘s best spot to indulge yourself in nature is born! Those who love outdoor activities can also enjoy a range of watersports there.