And there's more to do here than just fish. Mt. Akagi is stunning in all seasons, and hiking is popular in spring, summer and fall, the colorful landscape of abundant flowers and trees changing its colors and expression with every season. Take a trip to Akagi Shrine, traditionally known for granting women’s wishes, which sits near Lake Onuma and reflects beautifully on the water's surface. There is also a hot spring village nearby, with renowned therapeutic baths said to soothe muscle pain and help with circulation, among many other health benefits.
Just 100km north of Tokyo, it's a mountain getaway perfect for the nature lover looking to venture off the beaten track.