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Gunma

Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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150th Anniversary of Tojiro Oshita

150th Anniversary of Tojiro Oshita

Oct 10th - Dec 13th

One of Japan's notable watercolor painters was Tojiro Oshita (1870-1911). A special exhibition taking place at the Gunma Museum..

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Sekizenkan Ryokan

Sekizenkan Ryokan

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If you are after an authentic Japanese hot spring experience, Sekizenkan Ryokan, an ‘onsen ryokan’, should be one of your top ..

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Kusatsu Hotel

Kusatsu Hotel

Peter Sidell

In Japan's hot-spring and ski resort of Kusatsu, the Kusatsu Hotel is a charming, atmospheric Japanese hotel with traditio..

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Kirishimaya Ryokan

Kirishimaya Ryokan

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Surrounding the heart of Kusatsu's famous Yubatake lies Kirishimaya Ryokan, a Japanese style inn owned by Nakazawa-san. Howeve..

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Chatsubomi Moss Park

Chatsubomi Moss Park

Galayna Wade

Chatsubomi Moss Park is a stunning natural area tucked away in the mountains near Kusatsu Onsen. The park is truly a place like..

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Manza Onsen

Manza Onsen

Galayna Wade

Manza Onsen is a hidden gem of Gunma Prefecture. Tucked away on the slope of Mt. Kusatsu-Shriane, Manza boasts of being both the..

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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 Prefecture (群馬県, Gunma-ken) 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 known for having 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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