Kiryu is a historic silk town with direct access to Tokyo via comfy express train. While the old downtown is a great place to experience industrial cultural history, the outskirts of town provide a wealth of beautiful nature and unique experiences. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy Kiryu off the beaten path.
Mt. Akagi is a casual outdoor lover’s paradise. The road around the crater lake at the summit is perfect for leisurely cycling, and numerous forested hiking trails provide opportunities to enjoy the dormant volcano’s rich nature regardless of ability.
The summit is crowned with homey local restaurants and a historic shrine, plus convenient facilities such as bathrooms, parking lots, and bus stops. Despite its convenience and proximity to Tokyo, the area is almost never crowded. Here’s an insider’s look at some of the best this mountain has to offer.