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Gunma

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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

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..

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..

Hotel Ohruri, Kusatsu

Hotel Ohruri, Kusatsu

Peter Sidell

In Japan's Gunma prefecture hot-spring resort of Kusatsu, Hotel Ohruri is a charming hotel, with affordable, comfortable r..

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Kawaba Denen Plaza 9

Kawaba Denen Plaza

Lynda Hogan

Kawaba Denen Plaza is a multi-award winning roadside station in Kawaba Village, Gunma. Great choice of food for eat in or take out...

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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 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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