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Gunma

Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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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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Upcoming Gunma Events

Tatebayashi Koinobori Festival

Tatebayashi Koinobori Festival

Kim B

Each year from late March to early May, Gunma's Tatebayashi City hangs around 5000 carp streamers, or koinobori, in anticipat...

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Where to eat in Gunma

Morio Cafe

Morio Cafe

Hollie Mantle

A cute and stylish cafe in Takasaki City serving incredible home made food and drinks in a home away from home style.

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Places to stay in Gunma

Minakami Kogen Hotel 200

Minakami Kogen Hotel 200

Sandra Isaka

Located only two hours from Tokyo, the Minakami Kogen Hotel 200 offers an impressive variety of activities in every season an...

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Kiyoshigekan

Kiyoshigekan

Peter Sidell

In the hot-spring resort town of Kusatsu in Japan's Gunma prefecture, Kiyoshigekan is a charming, peaceful traditional inn.

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Hotel Route-Inn Isesaki

Hotel Route-Inn Isesaki

Febry Fawzi

As the growing city, Isesaki is the perfect place for business and to discover the tourism potential. To accommodate all of t...

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Latest Gunma Reports

Tobu Treasure Garden

Tobu Treasure Garden

Kim B

Gunma Prefecture's Tobu Treasure Garden is a seasonal delight, particularly in spring and autumn. The spring months see cherr...

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About Gunma

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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