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Hiking in Gunma

Tanigawa-dake

This long weekend, I was determined to head up to the mountains to try to see the autumn colours, before they disappear for the season.  A friend, Jamie, and I decided to head to Tanigawa-dake, a mountain on the border of Gunma and Niigata Prefectures.  The attraction was meant to be the great scenery, ease of access, a remote railway station with a crazy underground platform, and a ride on a cable car towards the top of the mountain.  You might think that a cable car is cheating, but it’s the Japanese way, and saved 750 metres in elevation from the bottom. (more…)