Things to Do in Gunma

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If you're visiting Gunma, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Tokyo Winter Breaks: Kusatsu Onsen

A few hours from Tokyo in Japan's Gunma prefecture, the quaint old hot-spring resort town of Kusatsu Onsen has a charming traditional atmosphere, making for a relaxing break from the city.

Oni-oshi-dashi Park

Near Karuizawa resort on the border of Japan's Gunma and Nagano prefectures, Onioshidashi park offers the best view of Mount Asama and its beautifully rocky, rugged environment.

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill is Japan's first silk reeling factory and it symbolizes Japan's industrialization from the 19th century. In 2007 it was included in the Tentative List of World Heritage Sites and it is expected to be formalized at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in June 2014.


Mount Tanigawa towers above Minakami town and is much loved by climbers and hikers. The ropeway runs year round and gives great views down the valley.