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Gunma

Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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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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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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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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Kusatsu Hotel

Kusatsu Hotel

Peter Sidell

In Japan's hot-spring and ski resort of Kusatsu, the Kusatsu Hotel is a charming, atmospheric Japanese hotel with traditio..

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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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Greenpark Fukiware

Greenpark Fukiware

Lynda Hogan

Greenpark Fukiware is a forested campsite, riverside, near the Fukiware falls in Numata, Gunma. The campsite is open all year round,..

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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 km²

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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