Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Gunma Area

  • Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa
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    3.5
    413 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoimura O-mae Hoso Hara 2277
    A hotel resort in Omae Hosohara, Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County. The resort centers around four main buildings equipped with various types of guest rooms including dedicated rooms for those with babies, and also features the Akatsuki-no-Yu natural hot spring bathhouse. With an arrangement of various leisure facilities throughout the vast resort including a golf course, tennis courts, dog hotel, church, cafe, and a number of different shops you can thoroughly enjoy your stay surrounded by the nature of the highlands. Located just a one-minute drive away from the resort is the Karuizawa Toy Kingdom amusement park.

    I recently stayed for 2 nights with my wife and 2 children (2.5 and 5 years old). The free shuttle bus from Karuizawa station took 40 minutes and is a pleasant drive up the mountain. Check in was...

  • Karuizawa Omocha Okoku
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    4.0
    190 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Omae Hosono 2277
    A theme park located in Omae-hosohara, Tsumagoi Village, you’ll find plenty of attractions here, including the “Toy Room Area,” which is filled with toys from across all eras, the “Nature Athletic Area,” which utilizes Karuizawa’s natural scenery to provide entertainment, and the “Attraction Area,” which has something for children of all ages. If you have a free pass, you can get a discount on Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa’s lunch buffet and hot spring, which makes this a great option for a day trip.

    Nice place for children 10 years old and under with loads of activities and amusements to keep them occupied. For older kids it is not so interesting after a while. The park is getting tired but was...

  • Canyons Minakami
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    5.0
    250 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Prefecture Tone-gun Minakami-cho Yusu 45
    This outdoor activity center is located a 10-minute drive from the Minakami Interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway. With the support of the center's skilled staff, visitors can enjoy a variety of activity tours. Go on a canyoning tour and climb up mountain streams and slide down natural waterslides wearing a wetsuit and helmet. During early summer and fall, the center offers river rafting; in winter, snow sports such as snowshoeing; no matter the time of year, the center has activities through which you can get in touch with nature. The center has courses for everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners, so even those not confident in their physical abilities can have fun.

    Id give 10 billion stars if I could. Everything was perfect. I arrive extremely early (I think maybe before they even opened) but the team was so welcoming. The guides (Ko, Jouri, Ashok, Bob-Adam...

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    4.0
    135 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Annakashi Matsuidamachiyokokawa 407-16
    This is a railroad theme park located in Annaka City’s Matsuida Town established on the site of the former JR Yokokawa Locomotive Depot rail yard. The main attraction is the locomotive engineer experience in which visitors can drive a real 108-ton electric locomotive (reservation required). Inside the park is a Railway Museum where visitors can learn about the history of the now-abandoned Usui Line and the Railway Display Hall which houses more than 30 valuable train cars. Visitors can ride a steam locomotive that goes around the park, a miniature steam locomotive and a trolley train, making this park popular among both children and railroad fans alike.

    Just a great place to visit. Come early and see a lot. Best days are with clear weather. Due to COVID-19, the visitors has reduced.

  • Tambara Lavender Park
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    3.5
    154 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tamahara Plateau Numata City, Gunma Prefecture
    Tambara Lavender Park is a facility that opens every year from late June to early September where a lavender field and more than 100 types of wonderful flowers can be seen. In the summer two lifts operate and visitors can see the Tambara groves and highlands as well as the lavender fields from above, as if walking on air. Also a lavender oil extraction demonstration and a craft experience are available for visitors. It is located 30 minutes from the Numata Interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.

    This is another romantic place of my summer trip in Japan. Very smelly of Lavender, everything purple color. The restaurant also located at hill, not much menu choice. I went there at the day of a...

  • Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunyoshiokamachi Kaminoda 2145
    This private theme park in Yoshioka Town, Kita Gunma County, Gunma Prefecture features an old-fashioned candy store street. There are also a variety of other areas like an antique toy and doll museum, a classic car museum, a teddy bear museum, and a squirrel park. Visitors pour in from around the country. From children to seniors, there’s something for everyone.

    As a car enthusiast and fan of Initial D, I have known about the Ikaho Toy, Doll, and Car Museum for quite some time. However, besides the sizeable Initial D presence from both the exhibit and the...

  • Gunma Flower Park
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Kashiwaguramachi 2471-7
    Gunma Flower Park, with various flowers blooming all year round, is a facility offering lectures and experience classes on flowers and plants. The restaurant in the park has a large menu using mainly local ingredients and visitors can enjoy special limited items. During the winter season the park is illuminated from sunset to 21:00, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful park and twinkling lights.

    2月下旬に訪れたので、花桃が咲いていました。また、大きな雛壇も飾られていて素敵でした。 春に訪れればもっと色々な花が見れそうです。 There were Prunus persica blooming becouse I went to go there at late February. In spring, a lot of flowers in this garden will be...

  • Gunma Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Kamikuroiwa 1674-1
    This natural history museum located in Kamikuroiwa, Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture focuses on the history of life starting with Earth’s origin and Gunma Prefecture’s natural environment. Among the dynamic, popular exhibits are a full scale moving model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a diorama of a beech forest. Kids love learning from the many hands-on exhibits too. In addition to the permanent exhibits, there is also a special exhibition room, an astronomical observatory, a learning room, and an information corner.

    This is a really great natural history museum. It is not a big museum but the collection is well displayed and presents a comprehensive overview of geology, age of dinosaurs, regional natural history...

  • Harada Farm Fruit Picking
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    3.0
    103 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Yokodukamachi 1294
    This tourist farm in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture lets visitors gather the flavors of the season year-round. There are a variety of crops on the farm, and the season kicks off with pick-your own strawberries in December. Cherries, apples, grapes, mushrooms, and vegetables are all available depending on the season. You can try your hand at making authentic pizzas, and they host a variety of programs that kids love like hunting for beetles in the summertime. The farm shop sells homemade jam from farm picked fruit and sweets. There is also a restaurant where you can have a barbecue. Come for a day full of fun with the family.

    パックでお土産を買いましたが、半分以上のいちごが傷んでいて腐っていました。スーパーなど流通して時間がたってるものならわかりますが、自家農園のものがくさってるなんてびっくりです!

  • Chatsubomi Moss Park
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Iriyama 13-3
    Located in Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture, this park is famous as the birthplace of “chatsubomi-goke” —which is a type of moss that grows in acidic water. The contrast between puffed-up green moss on the rocks with the flowing water makes for a truly gorgeous scene. You can also enjoy some trekking along the pathway to Yoshigadaira Wetlands near the Anajigoku pit.

    酸性の水が流れるところに生えるコケで、草津温泉に近い事もあり、場所によっては硫黄の匂いや湯の花のような物が少し見える場所に生えていました。よく見かけるコケよりも明るく蛍光色のようにも見える色をしています。ラムサール条約の登録湿地帯の一部に入っており、保護しないとこれほどまでには群生しないのだろうと思いました。

  • Tsukiyono Vidro Park
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Gokan 737-1
    Located in Minakami Town, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture, this glass theme park includes a hand-made glass workshop exhibiting Japan’s top-class techniques, a museum of glass art, and a retail shop. In the museum, you’ll find a variety of glass works—from ancient roman, to art nouveau, and works made by modern masters. In the workshop, you can take a free tour of how glass products are made. It is adjacent to a workshop for blown glass and stained glass, and to a restaurant that serves local beer.

    I highly suggest googling this in advance to see if the glass styles are your taste. It is not bad at all and I agree with the others that the actual glass blowing activity is not well suited for...

  • Minakami Hodaigi Ski Resort
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Fujiwara 3839-1
    This ski resort has 16 courses with a total length of 12,620 meters and 7 lifts. It is located approximately 30 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. Because of its highest altitude of 1,400 meters, the ski resort gets a lot of excellent quality snow. The ski resort has a diverse layout, with a wide range of courses, from the Downhill Course, which always has deep powder snow for advanced skiers to enjoy, to courses which beginners can easily enjoy, as well as a Snow Park and a Kids’ Land. There is also a Kids’ Laboratory, where children can improve while learning in a fun-filled way.

    Medium sized ski area with lots to do. Beautiful snow when we visited.Very few foreigners and during the week it was very quiet indeed. Really enjoyed the skiing.

  • LUNA PARK, Maebashi Central Children's Playground
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Otemachi 3-16-3
    Founded in 1954, the self-designated “most nostalgic park in Japan” is an amusement park located in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture. The park runs fondly remembered rides of old, including a merry-go-round, a choo-choo train, and an airplane tower, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The wooden horse stable runs five automated horse rides that are Registered Tangible Cultural Properties. Entrance is free. The large rides cost 50 yen, while the wooden horse rides, popular with local children, are 10 yen.

    All the rides are cheap and are good for families with young kids as other reviewers indicated, probably good for around 5yrs old. Went there on a weekday, pretty much empty, spent around an hour and...

  • Shibukawa Skyland Park
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Kanai 2843-3
    This theme park is located in Kanai, Shibukawa City. You can enjoy a view of the Kanto Basin and surrounding mountains from the 50-meter-tall ferris wheel, and there’s also a rollercoaster, merry-go-round, the “Alaska Land Ice Hall” where you can experience minus 30-degree temperatures, and several other attractions.

    the good thing is that there are not many people on weekends, and the little ones can get on the games as many times as they want without waiting for a long time

  • Kiryugaoka Zoo
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Miyamotochou 3-8-13
    Located inside the Kiryugaoka Park in Miyamoto Town, Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, this municipal zoo, situated on a natural hillside, nurtures over 100 different varieties of animals including the popular giraffes, lions, and kangaroos. Entrance is free for all, so that families are able to get their fill of fun for as long as they wish. The Kiryugaoka Park is also a well-known spot for seasonal cherry blossom viewing.

    No charge for admission.But there are Many Animals. For Example Lions,Giraffes,Kangaroos,Penguins,Monkeys and more.

  • White World Oze Iwakura
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Tsuchide 2609
    White World Oze Iwakura located in Katashina Village Tone County Gunma Prefecture is one of the largest ski resorts in the region. Well known for its quality of snow the resort’s 16 courses include both gentle slopes for families as well as expert courses. The ski school for kids is also popular for young beginners. The Iwakura Resort Hotel located onsite is available to use the hot springs even without booking a stay.

    In the northeast corner of Gunma prefecture is this one of the largest ski areas in Kanto region. Many of the slopes served by a good mix of lifts including a 2-kilometre long gondola and a couple of...

  • Gunma Safari Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Okamoto 1
    This safari park is located in Okamoto, Tomioka City. There’s a bus that visitors can ride and feed lions and various herbivores, as well as a night safari, a bird show, and other activities for observing the animals. There are many other intriguing sights, including the “Wild Cat World” walking safari, which lets you observe tigers, lions, and other felines up close, and the “Wolf Forest/Wolf Repopulation Center” where endangered wolves are bred and available for viewing.
  • Shikishima Park Rose Garden
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Shikishimachou 262
    This rose garden in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture’s Shikishima Park has about 7,000 rose bushes of 600 species. Enjoy a variety of roses collected both domestically and from abroad, including heirloom roses, English roses, and Japanese imperial roses. Don’t miss the Rose Garden Festival. It bustles with people every year and is illuminated at night.

    The roses were in full bloom and the Rose Festival was in full swing when we visited. It was a clean and beautiful park. Parking was also conveniently located.

  • Akagi Nature Park
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Akagimachiminamiakagisan 892
    This forest park is located at the western foot of Mt. Akagi between 600 and 700 meters above sea level. Visitors can enjoy the park's gorgeous natural beauty interwoven with Japan's rich, seasonal diversity, including plants in full bloom in spring, lush greenery in summer, spectacular foliage in fall, and the reverberating cries of wild birds in winter. Aiming to achieve harmony between human beings and nature, for more than 30 years the park has worked to create an environment in which plants can grow lush and vibrant and in which insects and animals can live with ease, and today visitors can catch sight of a wide variety of plants and insects living in a state very close to untouched nature. Walking paths are covered with comfortable to walk on bark chips; and benches, chairs, and restrooms made with timber from forest thinning are placed in key locations, making it easy for visitors to take a relaxing walk in the forest and see all kinds of plants and insects.

    全部廻ると2時間、1万歩くらいかかるようです。ルートも一本道ではなく分岐しているので、自分の位置が直ぐ分からなくなります。なので案内図を忘れずに歩き始めましょう。良く整備されたハイキングコースというイメージです。気持ちの良い森の中、思う存分迷ってみましょう。

  • Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum
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    3.5
    87 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 479
    The Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum, opened in 1998, is a gallery attached to Kusatsu Hotel which can be enjoyed by families. It boasts about 120 permanent exhibits and the exhibition changes four times a year according to the season. Visitors can see the Sainokawara hot spring steam from the large window of the café at the museum, great for relaxing after appreciating the artworks. The café is also open for non-museum patrons.

    If you have the discount coupon and have time, then you can think about visit there. I wouldnt go, if I needed to pay the full price of the ticket. And if you are the fan of this actor, it may...

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Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.

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