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Shopping Spots in Gunma Area

  • Keyaki Walk Maebashi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Bunkyouchou 2-1-1
    A two story shopping mall an eight minute walk from Maebashi Station surrounded by a row of Japanese zelkova trees. 150 establishments operate in the mall, with the large scale supermarket Apita, which carries everything from food to daily supplies to clothing, serving as the core of the facility. The mall also has a move theater, large bookstore, and electronics store. Popular with all types of people, the mall is a popular destination for everyday shopping, dates, and family outings.
  • Joshu Local Product Store Joshu Bussankan
    16 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shibukawa 3695-2
    "This product store which deals in specialty products is located approximately 20 minutes by the bus heading towards Ikaho Hot Spring from the JR Shibukawa Station. It has a wealth of specialty products and famous confectionery made in Gunma Prefecture. Two varieties—mashed red bean paste, and smooth red bean paste—of Yu no Hana Manju are made and sold here. The Matcha flavor, which has Matcha mixed in is also a very popular limited product. The store also recommends one of Japan's three great udon, ""Mizusawa Udon"", as well as the various local specialty Konjac produced in Gunma Prefecture. The store has a restaurant, for customers to easily stop by."

    親父の誘いで下の子たちを連れて夏の最後に伊香保に一泊。 チェックアウトしてロープウェイで山頂登って、帰路の途中にありました。 食堂でご飯を食べて、土産物を物色して、子たちは外のブランコで遊び、となんでもある物産館でした。

  • More Than
    14 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Isemachi 148-1
    This direst sales outlet and restaurant is located along National Route 353 in Nakanojo Town, and was established to tell people how delicious Tamagoya’s eggs are. The famous Nakanojo Chockie baked confectionaries are made with eggs from affiliated farms located at the foot of Mt. Haruna and flour and milk produced in Gunma Prefecture. The outlet mainly sells its own 100% additive-free fresh confectionaries and baked confectionaries, as well as freshly laid eggs, local agricultural produce and crafts produced by affiliated companies. The restaurant’s Tamagoya Omelet Rice is very popular.


  • Kashinoki Sweets Shop
    9 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Nakamachi 1122-4
    This sweets shop is located along the Japan Romantic Road in Nakamachi, Numata City. It boasts an excellent fluffy and moist Baumkuchen, baked painstakingly with a goodly amount of rum. There are several types, including a standard type, which is coated with chocolate, and also a plain type, which contains no chocolate on their standard menu. Additionally, the shop has a rich line of seasonal limited items including choco-kuchen which has chocolate mixed into the dough and lemon-kuchen which uses a lemon-chocolate mix. The shop is so adorable and fairy-like, it has even been a candidate for the filming of a TV drama.


  • Gateau Festa Harada (Laran Fujioka Store)
    Gunma Pref. Fujiokashi Naka 1131-8 Joshinetsu Expressway Fujioka Highway Oasis Road Station Laran Fujioka
    This confectionary store is located inside Fujioka City's Roadside Station, Laran Fujioka. The store’s flagship product, Gouter de Roi is a gem that is made with the most suitable flour for Gateau Rusk and the very best carefully selected butter. The store also sells Gouter de Roi Sommelier Italien, which uses Italian basil and Parmigiano, and Gouter de Reine, a cross between Gouter de Rusk and a raisin sandwich, available only in the Gunma Prefecture, and which is a snack fit for a queen. Also at the store, customers can enjoy the café menu and its most popular product, Soft Cream de Roi, which comes complete with a slice of rusk.
  • Third generation Darumaya Mashimo
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Yachiyomachi 2-4-5
    "This specialty Daruma shop is located in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. It sells a number of different Daruma, including traditional Takasaki Daruma, original Daruma and Daruma based on famous characters. There are also plenty of unique products, such as ""Make-your-own Daruma"" where customers can draw their own beard onto the Daruma, and ""Limited Design Daruma"", which come with colorful florets. Customers can also request their own choice of writing to be drawn on the Daruma."
  • Ueno Village Fureaikan
    2 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Tanogunuenomura Narahara 316-1
    This tourism facility is located in Ueno Village, Tano County, Gunma Prefecture, at the final stop of the Ueno Village bus route. It is operated by Ueno Cooperative Association of Fisheries. In addition to sightseeing information provided by large multi-screen monitors and television broadcasts, there is also a rest area where visitors can find information on the internet. There is also a shop which sells a large selection of Ueno Village souvenirs, including products made from Jukkoku miso and inobuta (a wild boar—domestic pig hybrid), and a café corner, where visitors can enjoy coffee, ice cream and a mushroom curry made with an abundant amount of locally grown mushrooms.


  • Waterfall Station - Fukiware-no-taki Falls
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Tonemachiokkai 3-2
    This waterfall station is located approximately 20 minutes along National Route 120, from the Kan-etsu Expressway Numata Interchange. It is a rest area near Fukiware Falls, a nationally designated natural treasure. There are restaurants and direct sale vegetable stores, as well as free toilets and parking. The direct sales stores sell a wide range of cheap, fresh produce such as corn in the summer and apples and mushrooms in the autumn. The restaurants sell local dishes such as Ginger Roast and cutlets made with Joshu Mochi pork and dishes made with fresh, local vegetables, which are popular thanks to being homemade and having a relaxing flavor.
  • Chikyuya
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunshintoumura Uenohara 1-1
    "This ""slightly strange"" variety store is located in a quiet area of the mountains near Ikaho Hot Springs. It deals in clothing and paper, wood and soil. The store is, in fact, a relocated Japanese-style house. Inside, various miscellaneous items line the shelves, such as recycled kimono, clothing with original designs, creative clothing made from old materials, Chirimen craftworks, natural stones, and others. Among these items, is a huge Tsurushi Kazari that hangs from the ceiling and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of decorations that make it up. In the café within the shop, specialty donuts and other snacks and drinks are for sale."
  • Chikyuya Haruna Glass
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunshintoumura Uenohara 1-1
    "This experience workshop is located in a quiet area of the mountains near Ikaho Hot Springs, on the other side of the road from Chikyuya Haruna. Inside this store, which was originally a long-established glass workshop, visitors can experience making a variety of different things. They recommend the original souvenirs, which are created by melding layers of colorful glass and glass powder on a glass base at around 800 degrees Celsius in a process called ""fusing"" to make items such as pendants and chopstick rests. The most popular ""Kaleidoscope Crafting"" allows visitors to choose between using the basic dry type or an oil wand type."
  • Shoku no Eki Gunma (Yoshioka Store)
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunyoshiokamachi Okubo 393-1
    This direct sales center is located in Okubo, Yoshioka Town, Kitagunma County. It sells famous products and processed foods made in Gunma Prefecture. It also has a large selection of fresh foods and freshly picked local vegetables and fruits. The lunch boxes and dishes made with ingredients purchased from local farmers are well-reputed for their timeless, homely flavor. The store recommends its fragrant Yaki Manju, made with sweet-and-salty miso and soy sauce, which is one of the most popular local foods.
  • Chuji Chaya
    Gunma Pref. Isesakishi Kamihasuchou 657
    "This shop which sells Joshu's specialty Yaki Manju operates from an old Japanese-style house associated with Kunisada Chuji. Kunisada Chuji was a rebel of the late Edo Period, a great sinner according to the ruling class, and a Robin Hood-type hero according to the locals. The shop's name comes from the fact that it was built from materials recovered from the assumed last hiding place of Chuji. The shop recommends eating its fluffy Manju, flavored with plenty of sweet miso sauce, at the fireplace inside the shop while they're still hot. The Saka-manju coated with sauce and baked to make ""Baked Manju with red bean paste filling"" are also popular."
  • Yoritomo (Yubatake Store)
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 116-2
    This souvenir shop’s doorway curtain hangs in the Kusatsu Onsenkyo Hot Spring Village Yubatake area. The name of the shop comes from the legend of Minamoto no Yoritomo, who was healed by Kusatsu’s spring water. The main souvenir sold here is Tamari pickles, which is one of the local delicacies. There are also unusual pickled foods such as onions lining the shelves. There are perfect gourmet food for eating on the move. There are also hot Amazake for adults and Gunma’s famous Konjac Oden. One of the most popular items on the plentiful menu is the slow-boiled egg which is cooked in hot spring water. It can be served in a cup, so it is easy to eat, or taken home to eat, since it will keep for a long time.
  • Bacon
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Kambara 1451-8
    Located in Kanbara of Tsumagoi Village along Prefectural Route 235, this specialty shop produces and sells bacon. It is carefully prepared using high-quality domestic pork with no additives and undergoes a thorough smoking process, ultimately packing tons of flavor into only 70 percent of its original size. The most popular item is “Yamato pork,” which is a Gunma brand.
  • Unjo no Yado Yokote Sancho Hyutte
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 7149-17
    This lodging facility is on the summit of Mt. Yokote. From 2,307 meters above ground, you can gaze at the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains) and even Mt. Fuji and Sado Island, not to mention the gorgeous sea of clouds and sunset. You’ll also find the highest-altitude bakery in the country, “Kumo no Ue no Panya-san,” as well as the “Kumo no Ue no Restaurant” that specializes in Russian cuisine.
  • Asama Rokurigahara Rest Place
    15 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Kambara
    This is a rest area on the Onioshi Highway; it has a great view and is located between Karuizawa and Kusatsu/Manza. The facility houses shops selling local agricultural products and wild vegetables as well as snacks as gifts to take home with you and an outdoor dog run (free of charge). There is also a restaurant where you can eat while looking out at the magnificent scenery of the Rokurigahara Plain.

    鬼押出し園に向かう途中で休憩しました。浅間山がでかい!道路がストレートに伸びており、ドライブして気持ちのいいこと最高です。 この休憩所にはドッグランもあるので犬ちゃんにもいいと思います。

  • Sweets Renverser Kita Karuizawa Main Store
    3 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 1990-2387
    Sweets Renverser Kita Karuizawa Main Store is a sweets shop specializing in various custard puddings and other sweets. The shop has also extended its menu to include a chef selected lunch dessert and café menu as well as sweets such as pudding parfaits. A recommended dish is “pudding pancake” which is a pancake made and cooked after ordered. Guests can enjoy a hot and fluffy pancake that includes a homemade pudding.


  • Ishidan Tama Konnyaku
    18 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 76-5
    Standing along Ishidan-gai (stone step street) slicing through the Ikaho hot spring district, as its name implies, Ishidan Tama Konnyaku sells tama konnyaku (devil’s tongue jelly) which are prepared to order and served three on a skewer. The shop’s tama konnyaku are steeped in a soy sauce-based broth similar to oden. Customers can add self-serve toppings such as karashi mustard, and many commenters on internet dining review websites note how the piping hot konnyaku warms you up from the inside out. Ishidan Tama Konnyaku is also a perfect place to stop by to enjoy a quick snack while exploring the town after a bath in the area; the steam rising off the konnyaku makes for appropriate atmosphere in the hot spring district.

    群馬と言ったらこんにゃくなので、玉こんにゃく100円で購入しました。 味が染みて美味しかったです。 ただし、その店はこんにゃく以外も! 東京電車100円忘れ傘です。 店主が月一回くらいで東京に忘れ傘を仕入れているらしく、かつ小田急の忘れ傘なので、相当クオリティがいいらしいです。笑 実際私も長傘を購入しました。保管状態などもあるので、気にする人は買う前に一回細かくチェックした方がかと思います。

  • Kurasanchi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Tomioka 104-3
    A taiyaki stand a five minute walk from the main entrance of the Tomioka Silk Mill. Kurasanchi is famous for its kaikoyaki, a silkworm-shaped taiyaki sweet containing fillings such as custard and tsubuan coarse sweet bean paste. The chewy kaikomochi are also popular. Both are perfect for enjoying while going sightseeing. In addition, due to the strong association between threads and fate in Japan, the silkworm statue in front of the stand has been purified by the local Suwa-jinja Shrine to ensure it brings good luck. This cute statue is also rapidly becoming a popular commemorative photo spot.
  • Iwaido (Shibukawa Main Shop)
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Murakami 11-5
    A manju steamed bun shop standing at the entrance of the road leading to the Iwaido Kanzeonmido Temple. The shop’s renowned sake manju are made with a secret natural doburoku unrefined sake yeast and are a famous Gunma sweet. Carrying the vague scent of sake, they also make popular souvenirs. Located close to the Onogami Onsen hot spring, the shop is easy to stop by on the way to enjoy a hot spring bath.

Gunma Main Areas


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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