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Gunma

Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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Akagi Nanmen Cherry Blossom Festival

Akagi Nanmen Cherry Blossom Festival

Apr 3rd - Apr 18th

Each year around mid-April, Gunma is home to the Akagi Nanmen Cherry Blossom Festival. The event showcases the beauty of around..

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Shibazakura Festival in Misato

Shibazakura Festival in Misato

Apr 10th - May 5th

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

10 ¥300
Tsutsujigaoka Park Azalea Festival

Tsutsujigaoka Park Azalea Festival

Apr 10th - May 15th

From around mid-April to early May each year, Gunma's Tsutsujigaoka Park in Tatebayashi is filled with color, thanks to the..

3 ¥630

Where to eat in Gunma

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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Tsukinoi

Tsukinoi

Peter Sidell

In the hot-spring resort of Kusatsu in Japan's Gunma Prefecture, Tsukinoi is a charming patissier and restaurant serving fresh..

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Places to stay in Gunma

Sekizenkan Ryokan

Sekizenkan Ryokan

Aline Laborde

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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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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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..

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Chatsubomi Moss Park

Chatsubomi Moss Park

Linka Wade

Chatsubomi Moss Park is a stunning natural area tucked away in the mountains near Kusatsu Onsen. The park is truly a place like..

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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 known for having 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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