Travel / Tourism Spots in Gunma Area

  • Haruna Shrine
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    345 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.

    The shrine is situated on the mountain. You need to walk uphill to reach the shrine. The nature along the way and freash air will make you feel not tired at all. The nature is very beautiful with...

  • Onioshidashi Park
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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.

    The lava field is interesting. The reds of the shrines also stand out among the grey of the lava field.

  • Tanigawadake Ropeway
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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.

    I have mild height phobia so it’s a thrill ride for me. Beautiful views that change as you go higher. I went in summer so you can imagine how much more beautiful in autumn! Not cheap , 2000+¥. The...

  • Ikaho Shrine
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    259 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 2
    Ikaho Shrine is located in Ikaho, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City. The enshrined deities are Ohnamuchi no Mikoto and Sukunabikona no Mikoto. The shrine is said to be especially beneficial for those wanting a child. The shrine is also well known for its approach of 365 stone steps flanked by many different Japanese-style inns and shops.

    its small but pritty place. you need to go up a lot of steps. looks good when you are going up. there is noone but you can try the Omikuji, luckly fortune, and can get some luckey charms.

  • Roadside Station Laran Fujioka
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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.

    藤岡市の藤岡IC近くの道の駅。農産物直売所やレストラン・ショップなど充実しています。ゆっくり休める椅子とかもっと増やしてほしいです。

  • Akagi-jinja Shrine
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    99 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.

    Drove to the shrine which has free parking. The bridge to the shrine adds to the picture. It was a quiet day as it was partly misty. A must when in the area.

  • Takasaki Byakui Daikannon
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    161 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...

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Komochi
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    3.5
    95 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.

    道の駅の規模は小さいが、色んな地場のものが沢山あり楽しめた。 また行きたいと思える道の駅です。 観光業はキツイですが、応援してます!

  • Myougi Jinja
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    81 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.

    Its not easy to get there, its a long drive, but once you are there you are rewarded with splendid views. If you come in the spring, the cherry blossoms are amazing. In winter its bitterly cold...

  • Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Yanba Furusato-Kan
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    87 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.

    ツアーで草津温泉に行く途中に寄りました。焼きたてのパンやソフトクリームなど、小腹がすいていたのでとてもありがたかったです。お土産も充実していて、できれば帰りに寄りたかったと思いました。今度行ったら買い物をしっかりしたいです。

  • Gunma Museum of Natural History
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    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...

  • Ichinomiya Nukisaki-jinja Shrine
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    63 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Ichinomiya 1535
    The main hall of Ichinomiya Nukisaki-jinja Shrine, with a history of 1,500 years, became a National Important Cultural Property in 1912. The god believed to have founded Japan, Futsunushinokami, and Himeohkami, guardian deity of sericulture and weaving are enshrined here. Futsunushinokami is famous because his name also appears in the Nihon Shoki, the Chronicle of Japan. There are many highlights to see including the worship hall and tower gate which were registered as national Important Cultural Property in 1976. It is approximately 20 minutes by car from Tomioka Interchange on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

    You walk under gates, walking DOWN the steps to worship the God. Ive heard there are only 3 shrines in this style. Thank you very much for the special red signature. It looks great. Otherwise, you...

  • Tsukiyono Vidro Park
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    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...

  • Morinji Temple
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    70 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...

  • Harada Farm Fruit Picking
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    101 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Yokodukamachi 1294
    This tourist farm in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture lets visitors gather the flavors of the season year-round. There are a variety of crops on the farm, and the season kicks off with pick-your own strawberries in December. Cherries, apples, grapes, mushrooms, and vegetables are all available depending on the season. You can try your hand at making authentic pizzas, and they host a variety of programs that kids love like hunting for beetles in the summertime. The farm shop sells homemade jam from farm picked fruit and sweets. There is also a restaurant where you can have a barbecue. Come for a day full of fun with the family.

    はとバスツアーで立ち寄り昼食をいただきました。上州牛のすき焼きは肉も生卵も美味しい。きのこご飯にけんちんうどん、すべて温かくて美味しくいただきました。海なし県なのに美味しいカニの足が出ました^^お土産にりんご1個が入ったバームクーヘンを購入。しっとりしてて美味。いちご狩もこちらで、なんでもできる楽しい農園です。

  • Roadside Station Shimonita
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    41 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."

    新鮮な農産物があるのはもちろんのこと、おみやげとなる魅力的な食品類が沢山取り揃えてある道の駅でした。観光案内所も別棟にありました。

  • Mt. Haruna Ropeway
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    44 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.

    It was a good 360 degree view from the top. There are also walking trails you can take. Nice walk around and bonding with the family.

  • Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum
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    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...

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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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