Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Gunma Area

  • Gunma Safari Park
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    4.0
    153 Reviews
    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.

    I like animals, but dont like seeing animals locked up. While the animals are not in small cages they are still enclosed in areas that arent big enoug for them to run around in they also have roads...

  • Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa
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    3.5
    411 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
    188 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
    239 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.

    We were beginner skiers, and Lin taught us for two days. We had a fantastic time - she was super-patient and encouraging, and left us confident enough to go solo down the gentler of the slopes. Id...

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    4.0
    133 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.

    My wife and I are visiting from Canada and decided to stop in here, and wow this would be such a great place to bring children. A number of rides are available for children plus a small train that...

  • Tambara Lavender Park
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    3.5
    150 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
    88 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    For example,there are collection of teddy bear,reproduce Japanese seanary around 30-60 years ago,collection of vintage car and fancy cafe in southern europian style. And an open-air exhibition of...

  • Kita-Karuizawa SweetGrass
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    4.5
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 1990-579
    This caravan park in Gunma Prefecture’s Asama Highlands is in an area of natural riches that include forests, brooks, and meadows. One of its draws is a variety of sites including those with hammock stands and trampolines, sites for singles, and sites where you can let your dog off its leash. Of course, it’s great in summer, and winter stargazing is amazing. The caravan park’s Asama Hutte offers a hot menu ranging from breakfasts to café style meals.

    This is a very nice place, with a wide variety of cottages to choose from, camp sites, and amazing outdoor playground. Adults and kids can definitely enjoy their stay here. Weve visited a couple of...

  • Gunma Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    76 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...

  • Chatsubomi Moss Park
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    4.0
    77 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.

    苔なので梅雨時期が良いと思い行ったのだが、係りの人の話だと紅葉の時期が一番良いとの事。だがなかなか見られる景色ではなく、道も年配者でも無理なく歩けるコースなので旅行好きな方にはお勧めだと思う。

  • Harada Farm Fruit Picking
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    3.0
    101 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.

    はとバスツアーで立ち寄り昼食をいただきました。上州牛のすき焼きは肉も生卵も美味しい。きのこご飯にけんちんうどん、すべて温かくて美味しくいただきました。海なし県なのに美味しいカニの足が出ました^^お土産にりんご1個が入ったバームクーヘンを購入。しっとりしてて美味。いちご狩もこちらで、なんでもできる楽しい農園です。

  • Tanigawadake Tenjindaira Ski Resort
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Yubiso Yufukiyama Tanigawadake Ropeway
    This ski resort is located at the top of Tanigawadake Ropeway, accessible by bus 25 minutes from the JR Joetsu Line's Minakami Station. This flat, gentle slope stretches out between Tenjintoge and Takakurayama, two peaks of the Tanigawa mountain range. It has a wide variety of courses from beginners’ courses to expert level courses. It boasts an excellent powder snow that does not use artificial snow machines and has a heavy amount of snowfall that, in the high season, exceeds 4 meters in depth. It is also possible to make a day-trip from the metropolitan area, and it is appealing for visitors to be able to enjoy the slopes for an extended length of time until early May (expected).

    Tiny resort at the top of the Tanigawadake Ropeway. 3 lifts at the top with a rental department and a restaurant. Good views from the restaurant if the weather is clear. A long run all the way back...

  • Palcall Tsumagoi Resort and Ski Area
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Hoshimata Baragi plateau
    This vast ski resort is located in Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture, and has the longest gondola in Kanto, at 3.2 kilometers. At 16 courses, it has the largest number of slopes in Kanto as well, and a Family Land Park kids’ slope which is fully equipped with a snowpark with three-meter vinyl chloride rails, a snow escalator and other items. This park is well suited to those beginners who do not have equipment of their own. In the summer and autumn, visitors can enjoy pet-friendly gondola rides and the dog park.

    I have never stayed at the Pascal Hotel, but the Tsumagoi ski area is fantastic. It is a dream place for snow boarders and good skiers. There aren’t that many advanced runs, but the slopes are very...

  • Tsukiyono Vidro Park
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    3.5
    91 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...

  • Ski Resort Minakami Norn
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Terama 479-139
    This ski resort is located approximately five minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. There is also a free shuttle bus service from the JR Minakami Station or from the Joetsu Shinkansen Jomo-kogen Station (reservation required). It is accessible for day trips from the Tokyo area. In addition to a variety of beginner level to advanced level courses, there is also the ENJOY PARK, designed by Naoki Tsushima a leading Japanese park guru, and Snow Land, with its many snow attractions for both children and adults to enjoy. The long night ski course, open from 10 p.m. to midnight is also very popular.

    A very nice small ski area for beginners. Access is very easy, ski rentals, ski tickets all very convenient and well organised. They even have foreign working/holiday students that speak English...

  • LUNA PARK, Maebashi Central Children's Playground
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    4.0
    63 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

  • Akagi Nature Park
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    4.5
    36 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.

    以前からセゾンカードの案内の花いっぱいの写真を見てとても行きたいと思っていた自然園。カード提示で私の入園料は半額の五百円にはなったけど… 花を大好きな私なのに、タイミングが合わず花の少ない初秋に訪れたのが間違いだった。 人のいない静かな時間にゆったりとした時間を過ごしたいと朝一開園前に行ったが、さほど人は訪れることなく、2時間ほどいたが癒しの時間を過ごすことはできた。 主人同様、カメラを手に...

  • 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...

  • Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Fujiwara 6152-1
    This family-friendly ski resort is located approximately 60 minutes by shuttle bus from the JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line’s Jomo-Kogen Station. In addition to the various beginner to advanced-level courses, there are also two kids’ parks separated by age-group, with a Pikachu lift, Pikachu skis for rental and Pokémon collaboration events. There are also a range of snow activities, including the popular Dog Sled Experience, where visitors can race through the winter wonderland with the dogs. There is also the conveniently located Minakami Kogen Hotel 200 right next to the slopes.

    It provides lot of snow activities if you dont want to ski. The place is very big with onsen and children playground. We have a great fun with the dog sledding and snow mobile. Shaun...

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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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