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Sports Spots in Gunma Area

  • Tambara Ski Park
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Tamahara Plateau Numata City, Gunma Prefecture
    A popular spot with high-quality powder snow located about two hours from Tokyo. Featuring eight courses in all from beginner to advanced it’s perfect for families. It offers a lot to kids coming to the slopes for their first time with a shallow slope for first-time skiiers “tamba land” for playing in the snow and a ski & snowboard school.

    The facility is being well managed by Tokyu Resort Service, big rest and kids area, with a small sweet shop; restaurants have Gunma local dishes, or using local ingredients, Not too many slopes...

  • Marunuma Kogen Ski Resort
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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.
  • Kawaba Ski Resort
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kawaba Plateau, Kawaba Village, Tone-gun, Gumma Prefecture
    This ski resort is located on Mt. Takate in Kawaba Village Tone County Gunma Prefecture. It’s known for the quality and quantity of its powder snow. Many of the courses run through the woods. There are ten slopes available ranging from gentle courses for beginners to advanced courses. Its ample restaurants and shops are also a draw.

    川場スキー場は、東京から安い日帰りバスツアーがあるので、シーズン中に3-5回くらい行きます。 ランチは毎回ここです。 いつもランチのAセットを頼みます。卵、チキン、キーマ、野菜の4種類のカレーから2種類選べ、大きいナンとサフランライスが少しと、ミニサラダがついています。ナンが大きくて美味しいです。カレーは4種類のどれも美味しいです。キーマが少し辛口、卵が甘口です。 私たちは早めにお昼を食べるのでい...

  • Ski Resort Minakami Norn
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    3.5
    59 Reviews
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    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...

  • White World Oze Iwakura
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
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    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...

  • Minakami Hodaigi Ski Resort
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
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    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.

  • Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kusatsu Onsen Ski Resort
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Shiranekokuyurin 158 Rinhan
    This ski resort is situated along National Route 292 in Kusatsu Town. The resort's 8,000-meter-long slope is outfitted with nine courses and experiences a 926 meter difference in elevation. In addition, resort visitors can strap on a pair of snowshoes and trek amidst forest or make their way to the crater lake at Mt. Shirane. The resort also has a kids park and offers a daycare service.

    The ski slopes include various types of terrain and difficulty level - great for skiers including people with a long break in their winter sport training. The lifts take you to different places going...

  • Palcall Tsumagoi Resort and Ski Area
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    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.
  • 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
    40 Reviews
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    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.

    スキー未経験の小学1年生を連れて行きました。初心者コースは斜度がゆるく、横にも広いので、安心して教えられました。他のスキースクールと思われる方たちもちらほらと見られた事からも、そう思います。 1泊2日でみっちり滑り、あっという間にボーゲンを覚え、リフトにのって降りてくるまではできるようになりました。 初心者のとっかかりには良いと思います。 あとは、他の方も書かれているので省きますが、スキーヤー専用...

  • Manza Onsen Ski Resort
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    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.
  • 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.)
  • SNOW PARK OZE TOKURA
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    3.0
    19 Reviews
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    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.

    Although 40% of lift was not operating, it was clear that this snow area is in short of piste, even if lift was in free operation. We were skiing in basically two courses all the day. Lots of...

  • GRAND VOLEE PARAGLIDER SCHOOL
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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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.

    タンデムか浮遊体験かで迷い、結局地面スレスレだったとしても自力で飛ぶことにこだわり、浮遊体験を選択。 友人と私の2人しか客のいないど真ん中平日だったため、2時間で4回ずつ交代で浮遊に挑戦。 パラグライダーは初めてだったので、まずはインストラクションから。 1回目は友人はすぐさますっ転んで、私は終始浮遊せずに地面を走り回って終了。 2回目はなんとなく浮き、 3回〜4回目は30〜40mほどを滑空で...

  • Lake Walk
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    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...

  • Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Ski Resort
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Fujiwara 4957-1
    This ski resort is in an excellent area which overlooks the mountain range of Joetsu boundary area. It is located approximately 40 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange, via National Route 293, heading towards Yu no Koya. More than half of the courses are suitable for beginner and intermediate-level skiers, so it is recommended for first-time skiers. There are, of course, also courses which advanced-level skiers will find enjoyable, and it is also possible to snowboard here. There is a kids’ park where children can enjoy playing with sleds, so even small children can safely enjoy playing in the snow. The ski resort is located adjacent to Hotel Sunbird, and all of the courses are designed conveniently to end in front of the hotel.

    カッパクラブのエアーボードツアーでこちらの藤原スキー場を利用しました! スキー場自体はそんなに大きくはないですが、人が少なく、エアーボードの私たちには快適でした♪ エアーボードで滑るゲレンデはとても迫力ありました!所々ツリーランもできて、楽しかったです! 初めての方やファミリーの方はゆっくり滑れて良いと思います!

  • Oguna Hotaka Ski Area
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Hanasaku Mt.
    This ski resort is located 60 minutes by taxi from the JR Joetsu Line's Numata Station in Tone County, Gunma Prefecture. It has simple, gentle courses suitable for beginners, to long, smooth courses which are perfect for couples. Advanced skiers can also enjoy a variety of more challenging courses. Also, at the snow park, visitors can entertain themselves with a series of challenges such as waves and walls. And, at the center house, visitors can enjoy a full range of meals from fast food to Sangenton pork cutlet curry.
  • Tanigawadake Tenjindaira Ski Resort
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kazawa Snow Area
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Tashiro 1017
    This ski resort is located in Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture, approximately 25 minutes' drive from Manza-Kazawaguchi Station. It consists of two areas, the highland area and the Kaman slope, and offers a variety of courses for beginners and advanced skiers to enjoy. At the restaurant in the Center House, visitors can enjoy meals such as a pork curry, the taste of which has not changed in the forty years that the ski area has been open, or inaka udon. There are also counter where visitors can rent various kinds of equipment such as skis and snowboards and shop available in the House, as well as ski schools organized by the Snow Area.

    嬬恋にある小さなスキー場です。 ここはあまり雪が降らないのかスノーマシンで雪を作っています。そのため下地は硬く、ハードコンディションです。朝一にカービングで切っていくのがとても気持ち良いです。目の前に広いレストランがあり、そこのソフトクリームが美味しくておススメです。

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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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