Culture / Tour Spots in Gunma Area

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    4.0
    135 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.

    Just a great place to visit. Come early and see a lot. Best days are with clear weather. Due to COVID-19, the visitors has reduced.

  • Tambara Lavender Park
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    3.5
    154 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...

  • Gunma Flower Park
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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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.

    2月下旬に訪れたので、花桃が咲いていました。また、大きな雛壇も飾られていて素敵でした。 春に訪れればもっと色々な花が見れそうです。 There were Prunus persica blooming becouse I went to go there at late February. In spring, a lot of flowers in this garden will be...

  • Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum
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    4.0
    90 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.

    As a car enthusiast and fan of Initial D, I have known about the Ikaho Toy, Doll, and Car Museum for quite some time. However, besides the sizeable Initial D presence from both the exhibit and the...

  • Gunma Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    75 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
    95 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...

  • 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.

  • Gunma Safari Park
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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.
  • Shikishima Park Rose Garden
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    4.0
    40 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.

  • 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...

  • Japan Snake Center
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    3.5
    42 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...

  • 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 Insect World
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    4.0
    27 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...

  • Kanna Dinosaur Center
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tanogunkannamachi Kagahara 51-2
    This dinosaur exhibition hall is located in Kanna Town, Tano County, Gunma Prefecture. It features displays of fossils including dinosaur footprints and aquatic organisms. The main attraction is their live theater with dynamic robot dinosaurs. Also popular is the reproduced Tyrannosaurus skeleton that you can touch and ride, and a fossil excavation workshop (must be booked in advance).

    If you are a dinosaur lover, and around Gumma or Sitama, this is a place for you. In Kanna-machi (formerly called Nakazato-mura), a lot of fossils of dinosaur were excavated. That is why they...

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
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    4.0
    38 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.

  • 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...

  • Fuji Fureaikan
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Gunma Fujioka-shi Fujioka 2690-7

    毎年五月の連休には藤の花と藤娘を観に出かけます。みかぼみらい館の周辺一帯に広がる藤の花は誠に壮観で綺麗なものです。花とともに藤娘も素晴らしい!このコラボがたまらなく実に見ごたえがありますヨ。

  • 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 Prefectural Museum of History
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    3.5
    14 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.

    群馬の森の中には群馬県立歴史博物館と近代美術館が入っています。 今回は歴史博物館の綿貫観音山古墳の出土品の展示を有料で開催されていました。 中はほぼ写真が撮れます。ダメなものもあるので注意してフラッシュを使わず撮ってきました。 他に群馬の歴史が原始から説明されていてとても勉強になります。

  • Nakanojo Museum of Folk and History Musee
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    4.0
    23 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.

    四万温泉宿泊メインで立ち寄りました。 二度目の訪問です。 歴史ある建物ですが この建物が何か?は 事前に調べた方が良いです。 中にはいると 建物の説明が少ないです。 中之条の史跡 多くの資料が展示してありますが、 幅広い年代の展示内容なので、郷土史マニア以外には 伝わり難いかも。 本当の資料 魅力は この建物自体にあると思うのですが、この素晴らしい...

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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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