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“Lichen fans rejoice!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Onioshidashi Volcanic Park

Onioshidashi Volcanic Park
1053 Kamahara, Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture 377-1593, Japan
+81 279-86-4141
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Type: Volcanos
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Tokyo, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lichen fans rejoice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This twisted rocky hellscape is complemented nicely by some attractive shrines, cheerful tourists and some darn tasty local brews (They go well with the 'volcanic' spicy ramen). A closer inspection of the rocks reveals various neat lichens and plants, and at one point a cave (apparently) contains a pocket of hikarigoke, or luminescent moss, discovered in 1910 by a visiting junior high school student. Wheee!

Beware, if traveling by bus you had better plan well; they are few and far between in this post-bubble economy. We unfortunately had no time for the nearby Lava Museum enroute from Karuizawa to Manza.

Visited May 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Really interesting spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Nice place to take a walk and a spectacular views of Karuizawa. Temple at the top of the volcano is beautiful and the park is never that crowded.

Visited November 2011
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