Sports Spots in Gunma Area

  • Palcall Tsumagoi Resort and Ski Area
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
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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.

    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...

  • Ski Resort Minakami Norn
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    3.5
    62 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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    4.5
    64 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...

  • Tanigawadake Tenjindaira Ski Resort
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    4.0
    97 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...

  • Tambara Ski Park
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    4.5
    12 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.

    Bus journey to here is approximately 2h30min. Fresh and juicy snow crabs legs are available with group bookings package. Simply pick up your sled, take the travelator up the hill and slide down...

  • Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
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    3.5
    39 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...

  • Manza Onsen Ski Resort
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
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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.

    Compare to major ski resort , this has a lot fewer people and at the same time less choices of ski runs. This is really for beginners and intermediate skiers. There is ski shop, ski school on...

  • 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...

  • Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Ski Resort
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    3.5
    43 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.

    My family and I went there on 15 Jul and spend 3 days 2 nights at Sunbird Hotel Minakami ; which I guess it was a low season here. We chose to drive there ourselves. Besides the really up and...

  • 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...

  • Kazawa Snow Area
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    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。

  • Katashina Kogen Ski Resort
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    5.0
    4 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.

    昼食に利用しました。見かけ以上に山小屋風でおしゃれな店内。ちょっと値段が高めですが、ゆっくり過ごすことができます。ビーフシチューもカレーもおいしかったです。

  • Minakami Hodaigi Ski Resort
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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.
  • 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."
  • Okutone Snow Park
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    Gunma Tone-gun Minakamimachi Mukoyama 39
    This ski resort is located in Minakami Town, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture; roads which melt any snow that falls on them provide convenient access to the resort from the Minakami Interchange. The resort's massive 4,000-meter-long slope experiences a 600 meter difference in elevation and is outfitted with 10 courses appropriate to skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the resort is open until 11 p.m. and it also opens up at 6 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The resort's full array of facilities includes the Gate House and Rest House lodges, and the popular ski and snowboarding destination is the leading snow resort in the Minakami area.
  • Kusatsu Onsen Ski Resort
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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.
  • Koushinyama park
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Fujiokashi Fujioka 2623-1
    This comprehensive park is located in Fujioka City, Gunma Prefecture. There are sports and outdoor facilities in the park, including a martial arts dojo and training rooms, as well as a public gymnasium, tennis courts and an athletics plaza, making it a go-to place for athletes. Additionally, there are miniature Shinkansen (bullet train) and sports cars for small children in the mini amusement park, as well as rabbit hutches, a peacock enclosure and a goat herd in the mini zoo. There are also cherry, wisteria and hydrangea blossoms to be seen from spring through summer, which makes this park abundant in nature a much-loved place to gather.

    体育館の下にある大駐車場に車を置いて、一番遠い高台(ここが庚申山なのかな)に長い階段を上がって行ってみました。 ひと汗かいたところで、なんだか先ほどの道をそのまま来れば車でここまで来られたみたい。全般に整備は良くされているようでした。

  • 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.
  • White Valley Ski Resort
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Tanigawa Hot Springs National Forest
    This ski resort, designed with nature and mankind in mind, is located in Minakami Town, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture. In addition to the wild beginner to advanced courses, there is also a slope which is reserved for snowboarding only. It is also possible to play on sleds in the Children’s Plaza at the foot of the mountain. From the peak of Imakura-daira at the top of the second pair lift, which is one kilometer long, the magnificent Tanigawa mountain range is visible from up close. On the irregularly announced Premium Powder Days, 90% of the top of the slopes is non-compacted snow, and visitors can fully enjoy skiing on the fresh snow.

    2年ぶりに行きました。1月4日(木)。めちゃ混んでました。 大雪でリフトが30分遅れで始動。予報通りの大雪なんだからもうちょっと早くからリフトの除雪始めた方がいいと思います。事情あると思いますが。 レストランは10時半には満席。 ゲレンデですが、客が多いのはいいことですがマナーが悪いのが増えた。以前はガラガラだった分、みんなマナーよかったけど、今日は平気でゲレンデの真ん中で休憩してるのが多い。こけ...

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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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