I'll be taking the train from Tokyo to Takasaki to go see a concert. I want to spend a little time exploring the area, shoot some photos, prior to the concert. After googling around the area for a bit, I came across the mention of the Takasaki Kannon and also a nearby cave with 33 Buddha Kannon inside. Is it really as easy as jumping on a bus heading for 'kannon-sancho' from the train station and then getting off and seeing both attractions at once? I have tried to find an English website for more information but thus far it has eluded me. Has anyone visited this area? Is photo-taking allowed in the cave? I just need to keep myself occupied until the concert starts and I am fascinated by Buddhas & Kannons, so this spot seemed ideal. Thanks!
Bus information is "sketchy". The best I can figure out is that there IS a bus that leaves from Takasaki stn. Most of the references I found suggest a "10 minute taxi drive" or a "48 minute walk" from Takasaki stn.
I found this interesting, I go through Takasaki all the time on the Joetsu Shinkansen but I've never stopped there.
I'm living in Japan.
And I looked into the bus.
The bus to "Kannon-sancho" is available from Takasaki station.
The time table is here.
This time table is written in Japanese,
but you can see that the bus has been leaving at intervals of one or two hours.
And then, in a special day, the special bus will be.
But the day is very limited.
If you want to get the bus, you should get "No.14 Kataoka-saki-mawari".
The time required is about 20 minutes.
The "cave-Kannon" is near from "Kannon-sancho".
I think you will be able to walk.
55-1 Aramachi, Takasaki
222 Yashimacho, Takasaki
2-23 Sakaecho, Takasaki
556-1 Hamajirimachi, Takasaki