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Gunma

Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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13 Coffee Roasters

13 Coffee Roasters

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13 Coffee Roasters is located in Maebashi, Gunma, and treat the making of coffee as an art form. There are a variety of beans on..

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Places to stay in Gunma

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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Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa

Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa

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Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa, wrapped neatly in crisp fresh mountainside air and landscaped splendor is a family friendly hotel offering..

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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Hara Museum ARC

Hara Museum ARC

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Hara Museum ARC was opened in Gunma Prefecture back in 1998, as an annex to Tokyo's Hara Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's..

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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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