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 is a great destination for single-day skiing and snowboarding excursions for Tokyoites, with their high quality ski slopes drawing thousands of visitors in the winter. But that doesn’t mean that the prefecture is lackluster when there’s no snow around.

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

Apple-Picking in October

Miyata Apple Farm, Fujiyama Village, Kawaba

Lake Onuma and Akagi Shrine

Red shrine and bridge in beautiful Gunma scenery

Summer Road Trip in Gunma

Hotsprings, shrines, lakes, forests and waterfalls

Haruna Shrine's Fabulous Dragons

Ancient Gunma shrine crawling with dragon carvings

Community discussion

Apple-Picking in October

Miyata Apple Farm, Fujiyama Village, Kawaba

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

Takaragawa Onsen

A mixed onsen snuggled away in the mountains of Gunma

Looks beautiful!

Tips for Staying in Minakami Kogen

10 things you should do for a perfect visit!

Thank you for #10! I will be sure to do this!

Summer Road Trip in Gunma

Hotsprings, shrines, lakes, forests and waterfalls

Nice place