About Gunma
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.

Things to Do in Gunma

Cities in Gunma
Latest travel features

Minakami in Gunma

Your next adventure awaits on Tokyo's doorstep

Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki

A relaxing holiday in Gunma Prefecture

Painting Daruma Dolls in Takasaki

Daruma dolls can make your every wish come true

Shorinzan Daruma-ji

The temple of Daruma dolls

Community discussion

Tour of Three Cities: Kiryu, Takasaki & Shibukawa

Hidden gems in Gunma prefecture

It's really a beautiful place! The town is picturesque and the view of the snow-capped mountains in winter is spectacular.

Shorinzan Daruma-ji

The temple of Daruma dolls

Visiting this place is in my plan. Thank you for the article!

Painting Daruma Dolls in Takasaki

Daruma dolls can make your every wish come true

As a doll artist, I'd like to try!

Apple-Picking in October

Miyata Apple Farm, Fujiyama Village, Kawaba

I also went apple picking in Gunma, and it was a great experience!