Travel / Tourism Spots in Gunma Area

  • Haruna Shrine
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    4.5
    365 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Harunasanmachi 849
    This shrine is located in Harunasan-machi, Takasaki City, Gunma prefecture. It is believed to have been built during the reign of Emperor Youmei over 1,400 years ago, and provides divine favors for successful businesses and crops. The inner shrine and various buildings have been a designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan and the shrine’s Yatate-sugi (cedar trees) are designated a Natural Monument of Japan.

    After an hour and fifteen minute journey from Takasaki station we discovered that the shrine was closed. The premises were open so we could walk around but the main shrine had a screen so couldnt...

  • Onioshidashi Park
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    355 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Kambara 1053
    This beautiful scenery was created from the lava that flowed out and spread when Mt. Asama had its giant eruption in 1783. The sight of the giant lava boulders scattered around makes for an impressive sight. In spring the lovely alpine plants bloom in profusion, while visitors can enjoy the changing leaves in the fall. The contrast with the deep black earth is indeed a sight to behold.

    どこを見ても溶岩に囲われていて、自然の凄さや強さを感じることができる場所でした。 景色も良く30分ほど歩きました。 一度は訪れるべき、おすすめの場所です。 I drove there at late February. There is nice view and I felt the power of nature. I walked for about 30 minutes there...

  • Roadside Station Laran Fujioka
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    4.0
    145 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Fujiokashi Naka 1131-8
    This roadside station is located just off the Joshin-etsu Expressway Fujioka Interchange and can be accessed from the Expressway or from the public road. In addition to the fresh specialty vegetables such as tomatoes and strawberries and processed foods sold by the agricultural direct sales outlet, visitors can also enjoy the soft cream which is made with free range Jersey milk from the Kozu Ranch, which is known as the oldest western-style ranch in Japan. There is also the Gourmet Plaza, where visitors can enjoy various dishes, and the Fairytale Plaza miniature amusement park with its Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, illumination of which can be enjoyed every year from late October to late January.

    胡蝶蘭専門店オーキッドハウスに退職祝いの 蘭の花を買いに来たら、道の駅でした。 鉢を新幹線で持ち帰ると話したら、大きなスターバックスの手提げに入れて下さったので無事に持ち帰れました。有難うございました。 素敵な蘭の花を格安で買えて、野菜や揚げたてのトンカツやコロッケも買えました。 買い物に疲れたら大好きな原田のラスクのお店が入っていて、コーヒーと抹茶アイクリームを頼んだらラスクが一枚のっていて感...

  • Tanigawadake Ropeway
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    196 Reviews
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    Gunma prefecture Tone-gun Minakami-machi Yuzonso Yu Fukayama National Forest Tanigawa-dake ropeway
    This ropeway spanning Tanigawadake at the border of Gunma Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture connects the 746-meter altitude Doaiguchi Station with the Tenjindaira Station located at an altitude of 1,319 meters. There is also an observatory, and visitors can use a lift to reach Tenjin Toge Pass which is the start of a hiking route. The trekking course from Tenjin Toge follows the mountain ridge and takes about two and a half hours, and is a veritable treasure house for plants such as Hosobahinayukiso (a kind of Leontopodium Fairriei). The large 360-degree panoramic view from the top of the mountain affords spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains, and is a very popular hiking course that is suitable even beginners.

    The cable car will take you up the mountain and the chairlift will send you further up after the cable car ride. Take note the chairlift fee is not included in the cable car ride ticket. It is...

  • Roadside Station Takumi no sato
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    4.0
    210 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Sukawa 847
    This roadside station is located at the entrance of Takumi no Sato, on Gunma Nakanojo-yugawara Prefectural Route 53, which hosts a variety of historical agricultural experience facilities. There is an information center with guide maps of the village and also rental bicycles ideal for exploring. The restaurant’s Galettes, which are made in a similar way to crepes with 100% Minakami-produced buckwheat flour and topped with seasonal vegetables and mushrooms, are also very popular. The direct sales outlet sells seasonal produce such as freshly picked local vegetables. There are also Konjac-making experiences available for visitors to enjoy.

    When doing travel, I want more than sightseeing or taking photos. I love to join workshops to experience/study the countrys culture. Honestly this is my most memorable experience in Japan! I went...

  • Mizusawa Kanzeon
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    4.0
    204 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachimizusawa 214
    The Mizusawa Kanzeon is a Buddhist deity in a temple of the Tendai sect in Mizusawa, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City. The temple was founded by the order of Empress Suiko and boasts a history of more than 1,300 years. Its principal image is a bronze statue of the eleven-faced Buddha, Juichimen Senju Kanzeon Bosatsu, rarely shown to the public and said to have miraculous powers to assist all those who pray to her. The Mizusawa Temple is the 16th in the Bando 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, a pilgrimage circuit of 33 Buddhist temples in Eastern Japan.

    A nice temple that’s worth a stop. Great coffee in the parking lot. Push the temple roller around like you’re Conan for a blessing

  • Akagi-jinja Shrine
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    110 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Fujimimachiakagisan 4-2
    The Akagi-jinja Shrine is located at the top of Mt. Akagi. It has been known as a mountain where gods have resided since ancient times. Mt. Akagi is the main enshrined deity and Akagi Daimyojin is worshiped as the god of the lake. On the first Saturday of August, the Soke, or Grand Master, in charge of Ogasawara style Japanese horseback archery etiquette and his disciples hold a Japanese archery dedicatory match. At night, paper lanterns are set adrift in a ceremony called Toronagashi accompanied by a firework display and every year many tourists visit the festival. The Autumn Festival held on the national Sports day in October is also very popular.

    大沼湖は冬は凍るんですね。素晴らしい景色! わかさぎ釣りで有名なところで、たくさんの人が来ていました!

  • Ikaho Green Bokujo
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    3.5
    173 Reviews
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    Gunma Shibukawa-shi Kanai 2844-1

    渋川方面から行くと伊香保温泉手前にあります。馬にヤギ、羊にウサギと触れあえます。入場料の他に、餌やりようの野菜などにちょこちょこと掛かります。一部ペイペイで支払い可能でした。ウサギのふれあいは時間が決まってました。 乗馬体験やアーチェリーもあり小学校高学年でも楽しめたようです。大人からすると入場料は少し高いかな。

  • Usui Third Bridge (Meganebashi)
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    4.5
    133 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Annakashi Matsuidamachisakamoto In the ground
    This railway bridge in Matsuida Town, Annaka City, Gunma Prefecture is commonly known as “Spectacles Bridge.” Completed in 1892, this four-arch bridge is 91 meters across and 31 meters tall, and upheld the Abt-system railway until the line closed in 1963. It is now a national Important Cultural Property, and you can enjoy walking along the “Abt-no-michi” —a road that follows the old rail line.

    長野からの帰路数十年ぶりに国道18号旧道を下ってみました。10月末の平日で紅葉の見頃でしたが下りの車は少なかったです。途中めがね橋に立ち寄ってみました。駐車場から道路沿いを歩いて4分ほどで正面に三連のめがね橋が現れます。散策遊歩道となった信越線廃線跡のめがね橋上を歩いて散策する人の姿も見えました。信越線に乗車した昔が少し蘇りました。

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    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.

  • Takasaki Byakui Daikannon
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    4.0
    166 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Ishiharamachi Guanyinshan
    A symbol of Takasaki City, the Takasaki Byakui Daikannon is a giant reinforced concrete statue of the Buddhist bodhisattva Kannon (Guanyin) which was erected in 1936. The white gown the statue is wearing represents the pure heart that is needed to attain enlightenment. 41.8 meters tall and approximately six thousand tons in weight, the statue was the biggest of its kind in Asia when it was first constructed. The interior of the statue is lined with 20 figures of the Buddha and high priests; visitors can also climb up to the statue’s ninth floor (shoulder height). In recent years, the statue has come to be popularly known for providing luck in finding love and marriage, and on Valentine’s Day, the Red Thread Prayer Festival is held at the statute, referencing the invisible red thread of fate said to tie true lovers together.

    I actually visited before cherry blossom in Gunma, but they have some early bloom species, and when taken with the statue, the effect is very breathtaking. Other than that, entrance to the temple is...

  • Myougi Jinja
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    4.5
    97 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Myougimachimyougi 6
    This shrine is located on Mt. Myogi’s eastern foothills in Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture. It received considerable adoration from the Tokugawa shoguns, as it is located to the north-west of Edo, representing the calm Inui Tenmon gate. Built in 537, the exquisite black-lacquered main hall is a national Important Cultural Property. The area is famous for weeping cherry trees in spring and fall leaves in autumn.

    We went here to get our new car blessed, for safe driving and hopefully to not have accidents. We requested the praying before hand, then after submitting payment, we entered the inner shrine. The...

  • Roadside Station Komochi
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    3.5
    98 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shiroi 2318-1
    This roadside station is located on National Route 17 (Koizawa Bypass), in Shiroijuku, which prospered as the castle town of Shiroi Castle, approximately 10 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. The restaurant’s Katsudon Rice Bowl, made with tender Joshu pork, and the Akagi Beef Croquettes are recommended. The local produce center’s freshly picked local vegetables, original side dishes and specialty Konjac are also popular. The footbath can also be used free of charge on weekends and national holidays. In the spring, double-flowered cherry trees blossom on the roadside, and the Shiroijuku double-flowered cherry festival brings excitement with its samurai parade and festival stalls.

    白井城の城下町として栄えた白井宿の一角にある道の駅です。 物産館や食事処、無料休憩所などが併設されています。 食事処「食創庵」のモチモチの上州豚を使った「かつ丼」が有名みたいですが、日曜日でかなり混んでいて入らずでした。道の駅も大勢のお客さんでした。 りっぱなネギが安くて、思わず、買いました。

  • 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...

  • Roadside Station Yanba Furusato-Kan
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Hayashi 1567-4
    This roadside station is located on Hayashi Intersection, between Prefectural Route 375 and the National Route 145 Yanba Bypass, approximately one hour from the Kan’etsu Expressway Ikaho Interchange. Visitors can rest at the natural foot bath here while viewing the spectacular scenery. The Yanba Market has specialties such as freshly picked fruit and vegetables and scarlet runner beans for sale. Visitors can also eat the famous Otsumi Dango Soup and Yanba Dam Curry at the Yanba Cafeteria. The soft cream made with local Asama-kogen milk has a rich fragrance and sweet flavor and is very popular. There are also parking area for exclusive use of visitors spending night in their cars and quick charger for EV.

    休憩で立ち寄りました。ソフトクリームは、その後立ち寄るグリーン牧場のが美味し過ぎたので、いまいちの評価になります。焼まんじゅうも頂きましたが、まんじゅうっていうか、焼パン的な食感。景色も特筆する程ではありません。水陸両用バスが止まってました。お土産の温泉まんじゅうが、パサパサで美味しくないのが残念だった。

  • 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...

  • Gunma Prefectural Government Building
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
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    Gunma Maebashi-shi Otemachi 1-1-1
    The Gunma Prefectural Government Building is located in Otemachi Town 1 Chome, Maebashi City and features an observation hall on the 32nd floor. From this floor, 127-meters above the ground, you can look out over the city, Tonegawa River, Mt. Haruna, and more and enjoy the beautiful view of the setting sun and the nightscape. On the 31st floor there's a restaurant that serves both Japanese and European cuisine.

    From the top floor you can see norhtern parts of Kanto-Heiya near Maebashi and great mountains including Asama and Tanigawa, which may covered by snow.

  • Roadside Station Shimonita
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kanragunshimonitamachi Mayama 3766-11
    "This roadside station is located at the east entrance of Myogi-Arafune-Saku Kogen Quasi-National Park, on National Route 254. The newly opened delicatessen shop, ""Marumoya"", which is famous for its Shimonita Croquettes and Pizza Messe bakery, underwent renewal and reopened in January 2018. The popular direct sales outlet, which sells the exceptionally popular Jersey milk soft cream Kozu Ranch Milk Bars, Shimonita specialty Konjac and Shimonita leeks also underwent renewal."

    こんにゃくでも有名な下仁田。ジオパークもあります。その二つからのネーミングのお蕎麦が、道の駅下仁田にありました。安い!ボリュームたっぷり…大根のつまがお蕎麦に混じっていて、お刺身こんにゃくも付きヘルシーです。つけだれが薄いかな。

  • Morinji Temple
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Horikuchou 1570
    This temple of the Soto sect of Buddhism is said to be the model for the folk tale “Bunbuku Chagama” (“The Bewitched Tea Kettle”). You can see the bunbuku chagama—located in one room of the main hall where the main statue of the historical buddha is adored. The main path presents visitors with about 20 statues of raccoon dogs with a variety of expressions. Around the temple, you’ll find the Morinji Marsh—designated as a Prefectural Natural Monument and protected as a natural habitat of marsh flora—where you can see Lucolia lateralis fireflies during the rainy season and in summer.

    You need to get off at Morinjimae station(oen stop from Tatebayashi, Tobu Line toward Tokyo) then walk 10 minutes to reach there.This temple is famous for Bunbukuchagama, folktale which 100% Japanese...

  • Mt. Haruna Ropeway
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Harunakomachi 845-1
    Take the Gunma Bus from Ikaho Bus Terminal and get off at the “Ropeway-mae” stop. Mt. Haruna, one of the “Three Mountains of Jomo” together with Mt. Akagi and Mt. Myogi, is a popular sightseeing destination. Visitors can board the ropeway at Harunakogen Station. The station is located 1,097 meters above sea level, and the lift, taking a little more than three minutes, brings riders to the 1,391 meter high top of the mountain. As riders approach the summit, the scenery changes, and you can enjoy looking down on Lake Haruna as you travel through the skies; the scenic outlook at Haruna Fujisansancho Station offers a sweeping panorama of the area.

    ロープウェイ料金は往復大人850円。ジャフ割830円。乗車時間約5分間。車内からは、眼下に青い色の榛名湖が見えます。山頂駅展望台からは、晴れていれば、左から右へ、筑波山・東京スカイツリー・富士山・八ヶ岳等が見えます。花壇には、ユウスゲ・オオバギボウシ等が咲いていました。歩いて5分で榛名富士神社着。東側の展望がよく、谷川岳・武尊山・日光連山・袈裟丸山・赤城山が見えます。2022年8月19日訪問。登山...

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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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