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Groceries Spots in Gunma Area

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bossa Nova Cafe
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Oana 815-3
    A cafe and chocolate shop with a modern, casual atmosphere located a five minute drive from Minakami Station on the JR Joetsu Line. The shop's showcases are filled with chocolates created with select organic cocoa beans. The chocolate bars on the cafe's dessert menu are visually stunning, not to mention delicious.
  • Kusatsu Yu no Hana Manju Honpo
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 43-2
    A hot spring manju steamed bun workshop and direct sales shop located a one minute walk from the Kusatsu-Onsen Bus Terminal. Hot spring manju filled with tsubuan course sweet bean paste is a common treat in Kusatsu, but Yu no Ha sells rare koshian smooth bean paste-filled manju. The shop’s manju consist of a soft, spongy dough wrapped around just slightly sweet smooth bean paste made from Hokkaido adzuki beans. Yu no Hana is also the only place where you can buy Yumomi-chan-yaki, taiyaki-like confections made in the shape of the official tourism ambassador character of the Kusatsu Onsen hot spring resort district, Yumomi-chan. Fresh off the griddle, these delightful treats are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. When the shop is cooking up a new batch, you can order a special version with two of your favorite fillings mixed in.
  • Kusatsu Onsen Yuagari Karinto
    1 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 505
    A shop specializing in karinto (traditional Japanese snack food) located in Kusatsu Sensui, Kusatsu Town. Their signature product, yuagari karinto, includes 28 different varieties all sold in yukata patterned bags, from the very sweet brown sugar and honey karinto to spinach and wasabi, and shichimi (blend of spices) karinto. They also sell yuagari purin (crème caramel) and yuagari Joshu-gyuman (meat bun).

    湯畑から5分位ですかね。 お値段もお手頃(360円〜400円位)で種類も沢山。 袋も素敵な柄か色々あり、お土産にピッタリだと思います。

  • Fugetsudo
    3 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima 4237-34
    Fugetsudo is a Japanese-style confectionery store located on Prefectural Route 239 in Shima, Nakanojo Town. The store sells the Shima Onsen classic, onsen-manju as well as three varieties of yokan (sweet beans jelly), honneri, yuzu, and green tea. They also sell yume-makura, the well known confection which symbolizes the legend surrounding the beginning of Shima Onsen, with two different fillings, walnut and yuzu.


  • Mayu Kayu Tajimaya Main Shop
    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Takumi 243-1
    Mayu Kayu Tajimaya is a Japanese-style confectionery store located in Takumi, Tomioka City. The store’s well known confection, mayukomori, which resembles the shape of a cocoon in connection with the Tomioka Silk Mill, is dissolved in warm water to make an exquisitely smooth and gentle tasting kuzu-yu, or arrowroot tea. They also have green tea and ginger flavors too. Mayu Kayu Tajimaya also sells their mayukuwa monaka (bean jam filled wafers) in the shape of a cocoon, and their silk du rayaki, a bean jam pancake with Tomioka silk inside.
  • Shogetsudo
    94 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 591-7 below Ikaho Shrine
    Shogetsudo is a long-established onsen-manju cake shop founded in 1910 near the Ikaho Shrine at the Ikaho Stone Steps in Ikaho, Ikaho Town. Their yunohana-manju, a famous cake at Ikaho Onsen and originally created as such by the first generation shop owners, is the very first kind of onsen-manju cake. And even now, the onsen-manju which has retained the same great taste, unchanged over the years since it all began, is still just as popular today as it ever was.

    平日でも混んではいましたが蒸したてのあたたかい饅頭は格別でした!もちもちしててとても美味しかったです! 食べ歩きように紙に包んでくれるサービスはないので直に持ちましたが、そこだけ改善されるとなおいい!

  • Seihoutei
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 544-38
    This Japanese confectionary shop in Ikaho, Ikaho Town is located east of the Onsen Hot Spring District along the Jomo-Sanzan Panorama Highway. Here you can find the local Ikaho specialty Hotspring flower manju (steamed dumpling) made from Hokkaido red beans and brown sugar refined from sugarcane as well as other products made from carefully selected ingredients such as chestnut jellies.
  • Takadaya Cake Shop
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima 4232
    A Japanese-style cake store located in Shima, Nakanojo Town. As well as onsen-manju the shop sells its oiranfuro sticky sweet natto and oiranfuro zenzai made with scarlet runner beans from contracted farmers, and oiranfuro okoha and oiranfuro hana made with the sticky, sweet natto. All the sweets are homemade without any additives.
  • Terakoya Honpo (Kusatsu Branch)
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 507 Yugen Dainichi no yu koraku kan 1F
    A shop specializing in senbei and okaki (types of rice crackers) located in Kusatsu, Kusatsu Town. Using good quality domestically produced glutinous rice the shop sells rice crackers such as their trademark products of mochiyaki-senbei (hard-baked mochi), nure-okaki (soft cake) and age-okaki (deep-fried), as well as their koware-okaki (mixed bag) for commercial use.
  • Yakimanju Shimamura
    24 Reviews
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima 4237-23
    This shop, located in the hot spring district of Shima Onsen, Shima, Nakanojo Town, specializes in Gunma’s famous yaki-manju bean-jam buns. The fragrant cakes are charcoal-grilled and topped with a sweet-and-salty miso paste, making them a popular item for snacking on while strolling through district.

    Noticed this little shop with lots of photos and people stopping by, sitting down and eating. Curiosity got me. It is like toasted soft buns with sweet sauce. Nice experience since you are in the...

  • Ikaho Dandan Tofu, Yamamoto Sakuemon Shop
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 557-25
    This tofu shop is located Hototogisu Station on the east side of the Miharashidai hot spring district in Ikaho, Ikaho Town. It sells “Dandan Tofu,” which is made with “Ginrei” soybeans and natural deep-ocean water. The tofu refuse is not thrown away, locking in the taste and aroma of the whole soybeans. Visitors can enjoy tofu loaded onto bamboo baskets onsite.

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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