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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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Ryokan Tanigawa

Ryokan Tanigawa

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Ryokan Tanigawa is a Japanese-style ryokan situated near the southern foot of Mt Tanigawa and is accompanied by a colossal vie..

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Usaburo Kokeshi Factory 6

Usaburo Kokeshi Factory

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Gunma's Usaburo Kokeshi Factory offers kokeshi dolls for sale, the chance to see a working kokeshi doll factory up close, and..

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Joshuyuno Lake 7

Joshuyuno Lake

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Go to Joshuyuno Lake following a great alternative route to Kusatsu or Chatsubomi-goke Moss Park. It is an interesting place and..

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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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