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  • Gunma Safari Park
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    4.0
    152 Reviews
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    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...

  • Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    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."

    The drive to Tatebayashi was filled with a tinge of uncertainty. Originally, a friend and I decided to visit the museum for their latest featured exhibition on Egyptian art. But once we rounded the...

  • Gunma Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntakayamamura Nakayama 6860-86
    This prefectural astronomical observatory is located in Nakayama, Takayama Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. Its construction was planned in commemoration of Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese female astronaut going to space, and was opened in 1999. It is equipped with a 150-centimeter telescope and a 65-centimeter telescope. Events such as telescope lessons and star guidance qualification courses are regularly held here. There are also exhibition spaces for things such as viewing solar telescope images and observational data, in addition to a shop which sells space food and illustrated reference books.

    行楽途中に偶然訪れたぐんま天文台。コンクリート打ちっ放しの館内に飾られた天体写真の美しさに思わず魅入ってしまった。まさかインドで見たジャンタル・マンタルが再現されていたのにもビックリ。次回は是非、夜の天体観測に訪れたい

  • NIPPON SILK CENTER
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Kanekomachi 888-1
    This museum is located in Kanekomachi, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. It was created for the purpose of conveying the wonderfulness of traditionally-made silk. There are panels showing the collection of silkworm cocoons, creating raw silk thread and scientific talks on silk thread, in addition to DVD showings concerning the subject. There are also experience classes for visitors to try their hand at making silk coasters and luncheon mats. There are also exhibitions for people to display their own works, seminars and workshops held in the museum.

    蚕の生態や製糸に関する展示や絹を使った作品の展示など、シルク全般につい展示している施設です。自分のペースで見学したかったのですが、展示館に入った途端に説明員のおじさんが寄ってきました。説明を聞くのをお断りしたところ、人を馬鹿にするようような惨い言葉を吐き捨てられました。とても不愉快でしたが、このような傲慢な人を相手にしてもしょうがないので、無視をして見学しました。説明を聞きたい人にだけ説明し、説明...

  • Japan Snake Center
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Otashi Yabudukachou 3318
    This is the only research and exhibition facility in Japan which specializes in snakes. It is located approximately 10 minutes' walk from the Tobu Kiryu Line's Yabuzuka Station. Its main purpose is the research and uses of venomous snakes, and in the Venomous Snake Terrarium, visitors can see King Cobras, Rattlesnakes and other snakes from around the world. In the Orochi Terrarium, large snakes such as the yellow anaconda and alligator snapping turtles are on display. Viper venom extraction demonstrations are held on weekends and national holidays in the Antivenom Room.

    In a remote-ish part of Gunma, the snake center is very interesting to visit. Foreign tourists will probably not want to visit, as it takes a while to get to, but its fun. Its a little old, but you...

  • Yamada Kamachi Museum of Art, Takasaki
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Kataokamachi 3-23-5
    "This art museum is located one minute on foot from the City loop bus’s Shorinzan route ""Yamada Kamachi Bijutsukan iriguchi (Museum of Art Entrance)"" bus stop, accessible from the JR Takasaki Station's Nishi-guchi (West Exit). The museum displays and seeks to introduce the charms of the works of Yamada Kamachi, a talented artist who died prematurely at the age of 17. The museum displays all of his drawings and poems from his early childhood to his final work and looks back on the life he led. His works are exhibited by their themes and include collections of pictures and records relating to music, pencil drawings and novel crayon paintings, watercolor paintings, crayon drawings and poems."
  • SEIFUN MUSEUM
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    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Sakaechou 6-1
    This internationally valuable wheat and wheat flour themed museum, managed by Nisshin Seifun Group, is located next to the Tobu Isesaki Line's Tatebayashi Station. The main garden is filled with greenery and visitors are led through exhibits and materials relating to each generation of the company's management. The new wing of the museum has a wealth of data and miscellaneous knowledge relating to the latest flour milling technologies and cultural history for visitors to enjoy learning about. The milling laboratory with its miniature mill which teaches visitors about the milling process and workshops for making miniature food using play dough are also very popular.
  • Gunma Prefectural Museum of History
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Watanukimachi 992-1 Gunma Forest Park
    This museum is located in Gunma Prefecture, approximately five minutes' walk from Gunma no mori bus stop, accessible by the City loop bus from the JR Takasaki Station. It contains a range of artifacts for visitors to learn about, from those excavated from the Paleolithic archaeological site of Iwajuku and Watanuki Kannonyama ancient tomb to modern pieces such as those from the Tomioka Silk Mill and industrial items from Subaru (automotive manufacturer). In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also themed displays. Lectures are also held on subjects such as Gunma's ancient tombs and people of the Sengoku Period, in addition to workshops on the creation of Magatama and accessories with the theme of Jomo Karuta.

    以前に来た時とは比べものにならないくらい良くなりました。2016年7月にリニューアルしてとのこと。ダイナミックな展示に一変しました。また普通なら一番古い旧石器から淡々と時代順に展示されるのに、入るとすぐに埴輪がドーンと並び圧巻です。群馬が古墳推しなのがすぐに分かります。時代順展示の集落ジオラマま精緻で見応えがあります。 以前行ったけど、、、という方は是非とも訪問すべき。

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Watanukimachi 992-1
    "This art museum is located in a prefectural park in Gunma Prefecture, next to the Gunma no Mori bus stop, accessible by the City loop bus from the JR Takasaki Station. It contains around 2,000 pieces of diverse modern art, ranging from Japanese works, such as Sotaro Yasui's ""Ashi wo arau onna"" and foreign artists such as Claude Monet's ""Water Lilies"". Events including exhibitions in the exhibition room which straddles two floors, lectures in the auditorium and workshops are held on the second floor. A restaurant and a shop selling accessories and other items are also located on the first floor."

    This construction was build by an architect Sin Isozaki. He is famous designer in the world. And a lot of well known painting in there with large forest. You can walk in the park.

  • Takasaki Museum of Art
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Yashimachou 110-27
    This museum is located three minutes from JR Takasaki Station Nishi-guchi (West exit) by foot. It has a variety of exhibits, such as paintings, sculptures and designs, mainly on contemporary art. It is near to the station, making it an easy-to-visit art space. The museum has many art collections, including Kaoru Yamaguchi, Masao Tsuruoka and other works in connection with Takasaki City, and holds gallery talks and workshop events around planned exhibitions. The Former Inoue Fusaichiro Residence on the premises was designed after the famous architect, Antonin Raymond's home and workplace.

    I love this museum, its conveniently located and has a great gift shop. We usually go there when they have special exhibits.

  • OKAWA MUSEUM OF ART
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Kosonechou 3-69
    "This art museum is located 8 minutes by foot from the Jomo Line's Nishi-Kiryu Station, or alternatively, 10 minutes by taxi from Shin-Kiryu Station. The museum displays works collected by Eiji Okawa, a local of Kiryu City. Visitors can appreciate a variety of paintings, mainly consisting of works of art from the Meiji and Taisho periods, and including Eisaku Wada's landscape painting ""Matsushima Godaido"" and Takeji Fujishima's ""Mosha"". There are also a great number of Shunsuke Matsumoto's works and materials, which were the first works to be included in this collection. The museum aims to be a place where ""you can see the masterpieces you want to see, whenever you want to see them"", and as such, has sofas positioned in each of the exhibition rooms. It is designed so that visitors can take their time."

    Kiryu is not exactly a popular tourist destination, so I was surprised to find some really nice paintings in the Okawa museum. They include works from some well known European painters but also a...

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    4.0
    131 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...

  • Asama Volcano Museum
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    3.0
    35 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa Demon Extrusion Asama Garden
    This is a municipal museum standing on Onioshidashi, the largest scenic spot on the Asama Plateau. Inside the museum material regarding the structure and development of Mt. Asama, which is an active volcano, as well as the surrounding nature and history, is exhibited. Many models and images are used, and it is easy for children as well as adults to understand. It is also one of the core facilities of the Mt. Asama North Geopark, providing nature information of the northern foothills of Mt. Asama as well as organizing events including observation sessions.

    Skip this and go to the Volcanic Park instead. A boring exhibit that is dusty and very aged. No information in english at all and over priced for what is on offer.

  • Ikaho Kirie Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 530-108
    Located in Ikaho, Ikaho Town, the Ikaho Kirie Museum exhibits wonderfully artistic paper-cutout works. As well as the permanent exhibition of works from members of the Ikaho Kirie Association, every four months a temporary exhibition of works by two members of the association takes place. Visitors to the museum can also have a go at the paper-cutouts themselves free of charge.

    帰る日に時間の余裕があり、突然、思い立って出かけてみました。入館受け付けを済ませたら他に2名入ったばかりの方と合わせて5名で、切り絵についての丁寧な説明をしていただきました。さらに、個々の作品についての説明があり、最後に切り絵体験(無料/約30分)までご指導いただき満足して美術館を後にしました。是非、訪問してみてください。

  • Hara Museum ARC
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Kanai 2855-1
    Found near Ikaho Onsen hot spring this art museum in Kanai, Shibukawa City, is right next to the Ikaho Green Ranch. It is an annex of the Hara Museum located in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Along with the displays of contemporary art visitors can enjoy traditional East Asian art displayed in the Kankai Pavilion. The museum has a shop and a café which serves homemade ice cream and lunch desserts from the nearby ranch.
  • Tokutomi Roka Memorial Museum of Literature
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 614-8
    This museum, located along the Jomo-Sanzan Panorama Road in Ikaho, Ikaho Town, is dedicated to Meiji-period writer Roka Tokutomi. In addition to permanent exhibits featuring various personal artifacts and materials belonging to Roka Tokutomi, whose famed work “Hototogisu” is the source of the Ikaho Ropeway station name, there are also planned exhibits and tea ceremony events held in the writer’s honor, among other events.

    伊香保をこよなく愛した徳冨蘆花の文学館で展示館と記念館に分かれています。展示館には蘆花の代表作不如帰の初版本をはじめ、遺品や写真などのゆかりの品々が展示されています。記念館は蘆花が臨終を迎えた木造の旅館を移築したものです。和室にベッドが置かれていました。

  • Kiryu Textile Museum
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Eirakuchou 6-6
    You’ll find this museum in Eiraku Town, Kiryu City. There are exhibits of materials related to Kiryu textiles, and you’ll also find Kiryu textiles for sale on the first floor. The building that was constructed in 1934 as the headquarters for the Kiryu Textile Manufacturers Association was registered as an Important Cultural Property.

    Kiryu has a long tradition of weaving silk. This place has a small collection of looms and tools as well as samples of the finished products. The 5 stars apply to those that are interested in the...

  • Tomihiro Art Museum
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Midorishi Azumachoukusagi 86
    This art museum is along the Togoku Bunka Rekishi Road in Azumacho-Kusagi, Midori City. In this museum, which opened in 1991, you’ll find exhibitions featuring the works of Tomihiro Hoshino, a local painter and poet. The square building has a unique interior divided into 33 cylindrical rooms, which are used as exhibition rooms, video rooms, a shop, a cafe, and more. Around the building is a walkway that offers a view of the Kusagi lakeside scenery.

    富弘美術館内でゆっくり過ごす時に食事をするとしたらこちらがお勧めです。 タイトルに記したような軽食しかありませんので、ガッツリ食べることは出来ませんが、 珈琲やハーブティを飲みながら小腹を満たすことができます。 お店の従業員の方もとても親切でした。

  • Tambara Lavender Park
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    3.5
    150 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    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.

    西の河原公園の入口の近くにありました。20周年とのことで、入場料が600円と、従来の1千円より安くなっております。入場せずお土産のみを買うこともできます。期待はしておりませんでしたが、展示数も意外と多くて、個人的には作品もよかったと思います。鶴太郎本人がすべて書いたとすれば、何年も準備にかかるかと思われます。有名な海外画家とは違いますが、才能を感じます。写真もフラッシュなしで撮影できますので、気軽...

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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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