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  • Keyaki Walk Maebashi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Bunkyouchou 2-1-1
    A two story shopping mall an eight minute walk from Maebashi Station surrounded by a row of Japanese zelkova trees. 150 establishments operate in the mall, with the large scale supermarket Apita, which carries everything from food to daily supplies to clothing, serving as the core of the facility. The mall also has a move theater, large bookstore, and electronics store. Popular with all types of people, the mall is a popular destination for everyday shopping, dates, and family outings.
  • Gunma Safari Park
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    4.0
    137 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.

    A small scam (but still scam no matter of the size) at the entrance. They charged us for the useless "radio guide" as they took our admission money. Then after we realised they had charged us for...

  • Karuizawa Omocha Okoku
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    4.0
    174 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...

  • Gunma Flower Park
    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.
  • Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Hinatachou 2003
    "This museum is located in Tatebayashi City, Gunma Prefecture, approximately 20 minutes' walk from the Tobu Isesaki Line's Tatara Station. It primarily collects works by artists such as François Pompon's ""L'Ours Blanc"" and Yoshio Fujimaki's ""Jonuma no Fuyu"" that help provide an understanding of modern contemporary art and progress made. Among the works collected here, there are exhibitions being held in four exhibition rooms on the theme of nature and humanity. There are also various events held in the auditorium and workshop rooms, and a restaurant and shop located inside the museum."
  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    4.0
    118 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...

  • Sakurayama Park
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    Gunma Pref. Fujiokashi Sambagawa 2166-1
    This nature park is located in Fujioka City, Gunma Prefecture, and in addition to being a nationally recognized place of scenic beauty, is a designated Natural Monument with its Winter cherry trees. It of course has cherry blossoms in the spring, but also has Winter cherry blossoms which come into full bloom from mid-November to early December. During the Winter cherry blossom period, the park is illuminated in the evenings, and every year on December 1st, the Sakurayama Festival is held on the vast open lawn to celebrate the full bloom. The Japanese garden which uses a large number of Sanbaseki stones also has a tea house, which during events also holds tea ceremonies.
  • Marunuma Kogen Ski Resort
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Higashiogawa 4658-58
    This ski resort is on Mt. Nikko-Shirane in Katashina Village Tone County Gunma Prefecture. Its early opening date has made it well known in the Kanto region as the first place to ski each year. At four kilometers it’s longest slope utilizes the natural topography of the landscape. The kids park and a beginner area make it great for families and those new to skiing. From the summit you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

    It was a scorching Sunday, mercury rising up to 35 degree C. 1.5hour drive from Takasaki and 2000 yen rope way fare took us to an ideal hiking area with 22 degree at the height of 2000 meter. Soaking...

  • TOP MINAKAMI
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Tsunago 170-1
    This mountain-and-river outdoor and camping facility is located approximately 15 minutes from the Kan'etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. The rubber boat rafting experience on the Tone River, which is nationally famous for rafting, is very popular. Other various activities include canyoning down the river on foot and driving four-wheel drive buggies across nature. There are also a range of accommodation facilities such as glamping, bungalow camping and lodge camping. There is a free transfer service available from the JR Minakami Station, or alternatively from the Joetsu Shinkansen Line's Jomo-Kogen Station. (Reservation required.)
  • Ski Resort Minakami Norn
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    3.5
    3 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.

    13年振りに訪れました。 駐車場や大雪の際のスタッフによる交通誘導がしっかりしていて助かりました。 また、行く前にHPをチェックして、自分がどんな割引特典の対象かチェックしないと損です。 私はノルンプレミアムネットメンバーズに登録。名前とメールアドレスの入力&簡単なアンケートを送信して完了。さらに初回特典のスクラッチゲームで1000円が当たり、1日リフト券が2800円になりました! その支払いはク...

  • Kappa Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Terama 18
    This facility offers activities that provide visitors with the chance to interact with nature in Minami Town, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture. There is a free pick-up service available from each station, and from summer to autumn, visitors can enjoy rafting stream in the Tone River's fierce currents, and canyoning in the marshes and waterfall. From winter to spring, visitors can enjoy snowsports such as airboarding and snowshoeing. There are also optional extras such as photography by cameramen, outdoor barbeques with provided ingredients and discounts for affiliated accommodation facilities.
  • SNOW PARK OZE TOKURA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Tokura 329
    This snow park is located in Katashina Village 1 hour 30 minutes by bus from Numata Station. It is blessed with beautiful mountain landscapes and a natural environment. There are a variety of courses available, including the Dynamic Course, a SAJ-certified race course, the Diamond Slope, with its powder snow, and the Lesson Slope, which is reserved for beginners and children. The snow park also puts an emphasis on snowboarding, with facilities such as the Super Pipe, jumps and rails. It is also possible to use the auto campsite during the summer.
  • Manza Onsen Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura Manza Onsen
    This ski resort is located approximately 80 minutes from the Joshin-etsu Expressway Usui-Karuizawa Interchange. Visitors can enjoy the majestic views of the mountains and the exhilarating feeling of skiing straight down to the bottom. There are various courses, from beginners’ courses to expert-level courses, including the wide, floodlit main slope in front of the Prince Hotel, and the forested slope with lots of variation. There is also the Manza Snowfield with its snow escalator, sledding slope and tubing course, where small children can safely enjoy the snow.
  • GRAND VOLEE PARAGLIDER SCHOOL
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Moro 2151
    This paraglider experience school is located in Tone County, Gunma Prefecture, five minutes from the JR Joetsu Line's Gokan Station. It has a range of courses from first-time flyers' courses, to a tandem course for flying with a pro tandem pilot, and a licensing course for those who wish to acquire a license. There are also Accommodation Packs offered, which allow customers to stay in affiliated facilities, and Outdoor Packs which allow the use of Activity and Sports facilities in Minakami Town. The facility also holds canoeing lessons.
  • Minakami Hodaigi Ski Resort
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    4.0
    65 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.

    A small but interesting resort in the Japanese Alps which offered good variety in the runs down to the central restaurant area. Not busy and with reliable snow even in a season which has been warmer...

  • Karuizawa Snow Park
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 2032-16
    "This ski resort is inside President Resort, in Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. It is located 40 minutes from Karuizawa Station by either shuttle bus or by taxi. There are a variety of courses, from a family course which is suitable for lift beginners, to the expert ""Azalea"" course with a maximum gradient of 32 degrees, for skiers of all levels to enjoy themselves. There is a dog park where visitors can play with their pets in the snow, and there are also pet-friendly cottages and a dog hotel located nearby. Additionally, there are restaurants and hot springs nearby, and visitors can enjoy them throughout the day."
  • Katashina Kogen Ski Resort
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Koshimoto 2990
    This ski resort is open only to skiers, and is located in Katashina Village, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture. A ski slope which is 2,500 meters long and descends for 300 meters is provided for beginners and children to safely enjoy, as well as a course with moguls for advanced skiers. Other courses include the Kaede Course slope on a slight incline and varying width, which has become popular with intermediate level skiers. There is also the Miffy Adventure Park, which is an area where small children can enjoy mountain sledding, roasting marshmallows on campfires and other activities without the need for any equipment.

    沼田インターから1時間かかりますが、それでもボーダーがいないのはとても快適です。初級から中級者にとっては絶好の練習場所です。食事も素朴でゲレ食というよりは食堂ですね。また、ミッフィーとコラボしていますので、小さなんお子さんにはうれしいですね。ちびっこのレッスンもやっていましたよ。みているとほのぼのしてきます。子供たちにも優しいスキー場です。

  • Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
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    3.5
    36 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 don't 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...

  • Gunma Kodomo-no-kuni Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Otashi Nagatechou 480
    This comprehensive park is located in Ota City, approximately five minutes by car from the Tobu Kiryu Line's Sammaibashi Station. In addition to the free athletic facilities such as pole swings and nets, there are large number of other play equipment for which a charge is incurred, such as the cycle monorail, unusual and interesting bicycles and battery cars. There is also the fountain pond and the splashing pond, places where you can come into close contact with nature as biotopes where dragonflies fly and grasshoppers live, a playroom and a planetarium.
  • Lake Walk
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Oana 142-1
    This lake walk is located approximately 10 minutes from Minakami Interchange. There are extremely safe kayaks available for use by men and women of any level of experience to enjoy the outdoor canoe sports here. Tours of the five dam lakes of Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture are held according to the season and weather, mainly at Lake Okutone and Lake Naramata. From the middle of the lakes, visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh green leaves in the summer and colorful autumn leaves in the late autumn. There are also several types of tour available starting from half-day courses, in accordance with visitors’ preferences. Everything needed for the tours can be rented here. And with a canoeing guide, visitors can make happy and fun memories in a safe way.

    早朝5時にホテルでピックアップしてもらい、車で45分ほどで目的の湖へ。ガイドの方にインストラクションを受けた後、誰もいない湖面に中学生の息子と二人で漕ぎ出しました。 この日は風もなく、鏡のような水面に日の出の光、周囲の山、自分たちの姿まで映り込む景色に圧倒され、ハワイ島の山頂で満点の星と雲のような天の川を見たときと同じような心の震えを感じました。 聞こえるのは自分たちの漕ぐパドルがたてる水音...

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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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