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Taking the Gurin bus from Stand 8, Takasaki Staion West Exit, I stopped at the Byakui Dai Kannon mae stop about 20 minutes later. It's another 10 minutes walk up a gentle hill on a wide well paced path sided by shops and stalls before...More
A wonderful day in Takasaki. You catch #8 bus from the JR station and it takes you up a winding road to the statue. We were also lucky to experience the Autumn colours on the hills nearby. For 300 yen each, we climbed up to...More
You can see Takasaki city in front of top of Kannonyama mountain in all season. But this best season is cherry blossoms in spring. Ohanami(drink with under the cherry) is most popular Japanese event. Your Otyoko(Japan Sake cup) full Sake and cherry blossom dropping your...More
Walked from takasaki station and back, about 1 hour each way. Pretty straight forward directions, if you stood at the station and faced the statue direction there are 2 bridges that cross the river, I went over the left one and came back the right...More
Easy parking and then a short walk. When you take the path along the road you have to climb some steps, but in return you get a much better view of the statue. We climbed the statue and the view is worth it. Nothing special,...More
You need to take the bus from the train station. You will recognise after 30 minutes that you are at the top of the mountain and can see her head. She is of course bigger than life. Get off the bus when most everyone else...More
This is an amazing place where u could climb up to the shoulder of the Kannon & have a magificent view of Takasaki city!
We walked all the way from Dokutsu Kannon & it's like walking in the forest, pass by lots of beautiful red...More
Nice place to walk around for about an hour. We went at the end of the Sakura season. Still very pretty and we saw Sakura petals all over the floor! Not crowded at all either !
The buses there are really infrequent and when our...More