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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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Upcoming Gunma Events

Premium Beer Terrace 2021

Premium Beer Terrace 2021

Kim

Beer gardens are one of the trademark signs that summer has arrived, and from June 25th through until September 30th, Gunma's...

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Where to eat in Gunma

13 Coffee Roasters

13 Coffee Roasters

Kim

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

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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 fres...

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Places to stay in Gunma

Ryokan Tanigawa

Ryokan Tanigawa

Aline Laborde

Ryokan Tanigawa is a Japanese-style ryokan situated near the southern foot of Mt Tanigawa and is accompanied by a colossal vi...

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Latest Gunma Reports

Chatsubomi Moss Park

Chatsubomi Moss Park

Linka Wade

Chatsubomi Moss Park is a stunning natural area tucked away in the mountains near Kusatsu Onsen. The park is truly a place li...

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13 Coffee Roasters

13 Coffee Roasters

Kim

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

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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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