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Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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Top Attractions in Gunma

Around Gunma

Kusatsu

Kusatsu

Kusatsu is known for its hot spring resorts, one of Japan’s top three hot springs, along with Gero Onsen in Gifu, and Arima O...

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Minakami

Minakami

Minakami in Gunma Prefecture is known as the outdoor adventure capital of Japan. With every season offering challenging and r...

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Maebashi

Maebashi

Maebashi is a city located in Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kanto region of Japan. As the capital of Gunma Prefecture, the...

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From Kuniyoshi to Yoshitoshi

From Kuniyoshi to Yoshitoshi

Kim

A special exhibition at the Takasaki Tower Museum of Art looks at the works of Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1798 - 1861), who gained po...

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Where to eat in Gunma

Places to stay in Gunma

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 traditional...

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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 room...

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Kawaba Denen Plaza 9

Kawaba Denen Plaza

Lynda Hogan

Kawaba Denen Plaza is a multi-award winning roadside station in Kawaba Village, Gunma. Great choice of food for eat in or tak...

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About Gunma

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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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