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 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.
Known as one of the famous places to view Shibazakura (moss phlox), the 4.1 hectare Misato Shibazakura Park entertains many vi..
Each year from late March to early May, Gunma's Tatebayashi City hangs around 5000 carp streamers, or koinobori, in anticipation..
Surrounding the heart of Kusatsu's famous Yubatake lies Kirishimaya Ryokan, a Japanese style inn owned by Nakazawa-san. Howeve..
If you are after an authentic Japanese hot spring experience, Sekizenkan Ryokan, an ‘onsen ryokan’, should be one of your top ..