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Shibazakura Festival in Misato

Shibazakura Festival in Misato

Mid Apr - Early May

Known as one of the famous places to view Shibazakura (moss phlox), the 4.1 hectare Misato Shibazakura Park entertains many vi..

Misatoshibazakura Park 9 ¥300
Tatebayashi Koinobori Festival

Tatebayashi Koinobori Festival

Late Mar - Mid May

Each year from late March to early May, Gunma's Tatebayashi City hangs around 5000 carp streamers, or koinobori, in anticipation..

Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan 2 Free

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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..

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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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..

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Tomihiro Art Museum

Tomihiro Art Museum

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The Tomihiro Art Museum showcases the works of Tomihiro Hoshino, a former gymnastics coach who was paralyzed from the neck down...

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Gunma Flower Park

Gunma Flower Park

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The Gunma Flower Park is a place of beauty no matter when you time your visit. The most popular time is the spring months, but even..

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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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