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Shibazakura Festival in Misato

Shibazakura Festival in Misato

Sayaka Saku

Known as one of the famous places to view Shibazakura (moss phlox), the 4.1 hectare Misato Shibazakura Park entertains many vi..

Misatoshibazakura Park Apr 10th - May 6th 8 ¥300

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Souan Cafe, Kusatsu

Souan Cafe, Kusatsu

Peter Sidell

In the hot spring resort of Kusatsu in Japan's Gunma Prefecture, Souan Cafe is a small, charming place for lunch or a snack.

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Places to stay in Gunma

Minakami Kogen Hotel 200

Minakami Kogen Hotel 200

Sandra Isaka

Located only two hours from Tokyo, the Minakami Kogen Hotel 200 offers an impressive variety of activities in every season and is..

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Kusatsu

Kusatsu

Dorothee Tsunoda

Kusatsu is one of the most famous onsen places in Gunma. Each year, international and Japanese tourists flow to the town to try..

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Fukiware Falls

Fukiware Falls

Dorothee Tsunoda

Fukiware Falls are about 20 minutes from Numata center. This place, if you are in Gunma prefecture, is a must. Japanese people call..

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Nakanojo 12

Nakanojo

Dorothee Tsunoda

Nakanojo is a town located in the northwest of Gunma prefecture. It is known for the onsen nearby, and its biennial art festival...

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About Gunma

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Maebashi
Population 2,008,068
Area 6,362.28 sq. km

Not too far from Tokyo in the northern Kanto area, Gunma can be described as an adventure playground of sorts – skiing, snowboarding, hiking and canyoning (in the Minakami area) provides adrenaline seekers things to do year-round.

Its mountains, ski slopes in the winter, become excellent hiking trails in the summer. Gunma is also the site of some of the nation's best hot springs, the most notable being Kusatsu Onsen; its Yubatake (hot water field) is a must-see. The Old Tomioka Silk Mill was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2014.

Gunma is also famous for its daruma dolls, the traditional Japanese good luck charm.

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