Mountains where devils live?! ‘Mt. Asama Magma Stone Park’ : a tourist spot made of lava
Mar 11, 2021
Mt. Asama stretches from Gunma Prefecture to Nagano Prefecture and reaches 2,568 meters in elevation. Located in Tsumagoi village, Gunma in the foothills of the mountain, ‘Mt. Asama Magma Stone Park’ is part of the Joshin’etsu Kogen National Park and is covered with lava rock that was spewed from Mt. Asama in a major eruption over 200 years ago.This area receives its name from the impression of the people who witnessed the eruption, saying that it was as if a devil turned violent in the crater and was pushing out rocks.
In addition to the lava rocks, the park features seasonal plants for visitors to enjoy. Take a walk as you view Japanese azaleas, rhododendrons, the rock breaking pine tree, luminous moss, and naturally occurring cold storage from underground air blowing through holes in the rocks.
Gunma Prefecture is the perfect place for any traveler looking to experience the beauty of nature to its fullest, and it’s conveniently close to Tokyo!
- Click here for more information. >> https://www.visit-gunma.jp/en/
1053 Kanbara, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District, Gunma
How to go
- About 40 minutes from Manza-Kazawaguchi Station on JR Agatsuma Line
- About 45 minutes by car from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Usui-Karuizawa IC
- About 50 minutes by car from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Komoro IC
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last entrance at 4:30 p.m.)
1 December, 2020 – March, 2021