Formed by a volcanic eruption, Haruna Lake is surrounded by Haruna Fuji and Eboshi mountains. Leisure activities such as cycling, cruising, fishing and hiking can be enjoyed all year round. Clusters of Yellow Day lilies and Japanese azaleas can also be seen at the appropriate time of year. Haruna Lake is located 40 minutes by car from the hotel.
This four-kilometer-long valley is known as one of the most eminent valleys in the Kanto area, with some even likening it to the famous Yabakei Valley in Kansai. The valley is peppered with Japanese maples and oaks, and visitors can also enjoy looking at unique-figured rocks. Agatsuma Valley is located 40 minutes by car from the hotel.
Mount Iwabitsu is a rocky mountain that boasts sweeping views of the surrounding area from the summit. On a clear day, climbers can even see Mount Fuji in the distance. The mountain is extremely popular with hikers and rock climbers. Mount Iwabitsu is located 25 minutes by car from the hotel.
Gunma prefecture is colloquially referred to as “hot spring country” and boasts some of the best onsen facilities in all of Japan. Three of the most famous – Kusatsu, Shima and Ikaho – are all located within 60 minutes drive from the hotel.
Jidaiya is a virtual living museum, displaying thousands of ancient antiques and folkcrafts from the Edo period. It offers a similar atmosphere to Yakushi Onsen Hatago in that visitors are encouraged to actively take a stroll back down memory lane. Ikaho-Jidaiya is located five minutes drive from Ikaho Onsen, and 50 minutes drive from the hotel. As it is open from 11:30am to 8pm, anyone staying overnight at Yakushi Onsen Hatago is advised to stop in to Ikaho-Jidaiya en route.