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Mount Haruna, Takasaki

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Mount Haruna is a dormant stratovolcano in Gunma, eastern Honshū, Japan.OutlineMount Haruna started to form more than 300,000 years ago and the last known eruption was c. 550. The volcano has a summit caldera containing the symmetrical pyroclastic cone of Mount Haruna-Fuji, along with a crater lake, Lake Haruna, along the western side. To the west of the lake is Mount Kamonga, the tallest of Mount Haruna's numerous peaks at 1,449 m high.The lake and the area to its east, as well as the southern and southwestern slopes, lie within the borders of Takasaki city. The border of Shibukawa city (to the east) nearly approaches Lake Haruna. Both Shinto village and Yoshioka town are on the southeast slopes of the mountain. The northern and northwestern slopes lie within Higashi Agatsuma town, which also bounds Lake Haruna. The summit lies on the border of Takasaki and Higashi Agatsuma.Mount Haruna, along with Mount Akagi and Mount Myōgi, is one of the "Three Mountains of Jōmō." (Jōmō is an old name for Gunma.)In popular cultureThe mountain is made famous in the manga series Initial D under the fictional name Akina (秋名), where the main character, Takumi Fujiwara, delivers tofu every day to a hotel uphill, using his father's (eventually gained full ownership) heavily modified Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86). It is also where Takumi won his first few races. It is the home course for the racing team called the Akina Speed Stars with which Takumi becomes closely associated. Later in the anime Takumi due to his unbeatable track records and for his downhill driving technique, is popularly referred to as 'Akina's 86'.
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  • "To think about it", it's easy to see that there's a place to go. It's all right if you want to go. The famous mountain because the text D is both a word, the heart point should be Li li once, because of the winter Li, by the yai Fruit Li, the middle of a lot of roads due to snow seal left. I was then living in the famous lake spring Japanese-style brigade, you must have a certain road to drop, but if the fruit will go round the lake for a week, not the most necessary safety, with buried forced lake, so as to the left lake a circle. At the end of the day, the ice of the lake, there are people to play, but may be dangerous both the autumn famous mountain road on the terrier, five, downhill after the convenience store, or then along the road to the oil station, are real version of the map to the ground
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  • I visited in clear weather, but it was pleasant with a single green color. I want to go to cool when the rainy season opens and it becomes hot.
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  • Best place ever! Just turn your Eurobeat music and rip up and down the rouge, don’t forget your tofu😉
  • You better not go downhill midnight. I won't explain why but if you try, you'll see...
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