Culture / Tour Spots in Gunma Area

  • Gunma Safari Park
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    4.0
    153 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
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    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...

  • Gunma Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tsukiyono Vidro Park
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    3.5
    91 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum
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    3.5
    87 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.

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kiryugaoka Zoo
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Miyamotochou 3-8-13
    Located inside the Kiryugaoka Park in Miyamoto Town, Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, this municipal zoo, situated on a natural hillside, nurtures over 100 different varieties of animals including the popular giraffes, lions, and kangaroos. Entrance is free for all, so that families are able to get their fill of fun for as long as they wish. The Kiryugaoka Park is also a well-known spot for seasonal cherry blossom viewing.

    No charge for admission.But there are Many Animals. For Example Lions,Giraffes,Kangaroos,Penguins,Monkeys and more.

  • 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.

  • Gunma Insect World
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Nisatochoutsurugaya 460-1
    Visitors learn about insects up close on the expansive grounds of this experiential education facility that replicates the Japanese countryside in the Niisato area of Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture. In environments that closely resembles the insects’ natural habitats such as woods, rice fields, and brooks, visitors observe varieties like butterflies and beetles. In the insect observation facility there are many displays of woodland creatures and insects from around the world. There is also a subtropical greenhouse where you can see the tree nymph butterfly, the largest in Japan.

    I visited this place toward the end of May. The only living thing I saw inside the glass building (the main attraction?) were about three or four kinds of butterflies, tens or hundreds of which are...

  • Shikishima Park Rose Garden
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Shikishimachou 262
    This rose garden in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture’s Shikishima Park has about 7,000 rose bushes of 600 species. Enjoy a variety of roses collected both domestically and from abroad, including heirloom roses, English roses, and Japanese imperial roses. Don’t miss the Rose Garden Festival. It bustles with people every year and is illuminated at night.

    The roses were in full bloom and the Rose Festival was in full swing when we visited. It was a clean and beautiful park. Parking was also conveniently located.

  • Gunma Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    20 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.

    夜間観望会へ寄らせていただいています。 暖かい時期は天気に恵まれないことが多く、屋内でのトピックが中心になる事もあります。 寒い時期は条件が良いときが多く、沢山の惑星や恒星が見られますが、望遠鏡ドームはとても寒いので、大袈裟な位の防寒対策が必要です。 また、庭?ではボランティアの方が小型の望遠鏡を使ったりPCを使ったりしながら天体観測の面白さ?を教えてくれます。 天体観測にあまり興味がなくても...

  • Takasaki Tower Museum of Art
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Gunma Takasaki-shi Sakaecho 3-23 Takasaki Tower 21
    An art museum located within the Takasaki Tower 21 high-rise building at the east exit of Takasaki Station in Sakae-cho, Takasaki City. Their collection includes works by modern Japanese painters such as Yokoyama Taikan and Uemura Shoen as well as active Japanese painters who hail from Gunma. Special exhibitions are also held in the museum.

    Sometimes you can watch a very unique exhibition in there. Takasaki is not so big city but this Museum is a very fun an event sometimes. there are a good location that is nearest Takasaki station.

  • Tenichi Museum
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
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    Gunma Tone-gun Minakamimachi Tanigawa
    An art museum in Tanigawa, Minakami Town, Tone County. Alongside paintings by Japanese modern Wester-style artists such as Portrait of Reiko by Ryusei Kishida their collection includes works by Edo period artists including Ogata Korin, pieces by European masters including those of Rodin and Picasso, Joseon Dynasty Korean porcelain, and more. The art museum's building was a posthumous design by architect Junzo Yoshimura.

    This museum has the great collection of modern Japanese western style paintings and East Asian style pottery. It was great surprising for me to find masterpieces of Ryusei Kishida and Tsuguharu...

  • Nakanojo Museum of Folk and History Musee
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Nakanojomachi Nakanojomachi 947-1
    A museum in Nakanojo-machi, Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County. The museum is located within the former Agatsuma Dai-san Elementary School which was built in 1885 and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of the Prefecture. On display are historical materials and information on local folk customs related to Nakanojo covering the span from primitive times, through the middle ages and Edo period, all the way up until the Showa period. Alongside the permanent exhibits the museum also holds special exhibitions, lectures, and history courses.

    四万温泉に行く途中に立ち寄りました。 中之条駅から徒歩で15分ほど。 昔の学校を使った中之条地域の郷土資料館です。 歴史が好きなのですが、戦国時代、真田氏と上杉氏、北条氏との抗争についての展示もありました。 この郷土館の近くに四万温泉行のバス停があるので、そこからバスに乗って四万温泉に行くこともできます。

  • OKAWA MUSEUM OF ART
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    4.0
    17 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...

  • Iwajuku Museum
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Gunma Midori Kasakakecho Azami 1790-1

    Iwajuku is the place where an amateur archaeologist Mr. Aizawa found the stone tools in Japan for the first time. The museum exhibits many stone tools along with the history. This is one of the best...

  • Gunma Flower Park
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    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.

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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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