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  • Tomioka Silk Mill
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Tomioka 1-1
    When Japan first began trading with countries around the world in the late Edo period, silk was its biggest export. The Tomioka Silk Mill was founded as a model mill in 1872 by the Meiji government with the aim of improving the quality and productivity of silk production. The first buildings were timber-frame and brick construction, a pattern which continues to be used almost unchanged today. The site is filled with ways to learn about its history, including guided tours and a smartphone guide. The group of buildings from the time when the mill was first opened is designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures and was also collectively registered as a World Heritage Site in 2014.
  • Lake Haruna
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Harunakomachi
    This lake is located on the western side of Mt. Haruna, one of the “Three Mountains of Jomo.” It is a crater lake formed by eruptions from Mt. Haruna, and it is at an altitude of approximately 1,100 meters. It is known for its gorgeous view of the central volcanic cone of Mt. Haruna, which is often called “Haruna Fuji,” and it features in many outdoor activities, including pleasure cruise tours, motor home camping, hill-climb races, and other leisure and sports events.
  • Haruna Shrine
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    4.5
    329 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    It s beautyful place but very cold if you go there in december you have to prepare you cloth . And you have to search HARUNAJINJA SHRINE not HARUNA SHRINE . so google will show the direct bus to get...

  • Roadside Station Denen Plaza Kawaba
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkawabamura Hagimuro 385
    This roadside station is located along the Prefectural Route 64 Hirakawa Yokozuka Line in Kawaba Village, Tone County, Gunma. It was chosen as the no.1 choice for “favorite roadside station in Kanto.” The spacious lot includes a wide variety of facilities, such as a restaurant, a bakery, a cafe, a beer brewery, a meat plant, a pizzeria, a hotel with a day spa, and a farmer’s market with fresh local vegetables and other specialty products. A great place for the family to spend the day, offering experience with crafts and pottery, and a large playground.
  • Akagi-jinja Shrine
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    96 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.

  • Onioshidashi Park
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    342 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.

    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...

  • Shorinzan Daruma-ji Temple
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Hanadakamachi 296
    The Shorinzan Darumaji Temple is famous for the Festival of the Seven Herbs of Spring, where they pray for the ideal direction. This festival of seven herbs began over 200 years ago during the Tenmei period by commoners seeking salvation from famine. The festival occurs every year on January 6 and 7.
  • SL Gunma Minakami
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Sakaechou 6-26
    This special SL train was proposed by JR East, and runs along the Joetsu Line allowing customers to experience the natural views of Gunma between Takasaki Station and Minakami Station. There is also an option to learn about the history of the Shin'etsu Main Line railroad to Yokogawa Station. This train ride experience of the natural views of Gunma begins with a tour of the coupling work and also features a photo opportunity at Shibukawa Station where customers can get a good look at the SL up close. On this journey through the history of the railway, customers experience a different kind of train ride, such as being able to hear the EL and the DL's steam whistle. There are also fun experiences for children such as making onboard announcements and the SL 61 story's train lunch.
  • Isesaki Meiji Kan
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    13 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Isesakishi Kuruwachou 31-4
    This western-style building is a designated Important Cultural Property of Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, and is located directly next to the Honmachi Nishi bus stop of Isesaki City community bus. It was originally built as a Western-style residence by the Imamura family, doctor for domain in 1912. It was later bought by Mr. Kurobane, who converted it into the Kurobane clinic of internal medicine. The building was donated to Isesaki City in 2002 and designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of Isesaki City. While it retains its Western-style facade with a Germanic outer wall in the Shitami Itabari style, the guest rooms have been styled in a fundamentally Japanese fashion.

    伊勢崎駅から徒歩10分。入館無料。 1912年築の旧今村医院。2002年に伊勢崎市に寄贈され、曳屋で現在地に移された。群馬県内最古の木造洋風医院建築で伊勢崎市の重要文化財に指定されている。 館内の階段は急で危険ということで封鎖されており、建物裏側にあり廊下で直結されている管理棟の階段で2階に上がるようになっている。地元の伝統的工芸品に「伊勢崎銘仙」があるからであろう、訪館した時は「銘仙...

  • Asama-shuzo Brewery’s Direct Sales Outlet
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    61 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Naganohara 1392-10
    This sake brewery is located approximately 70 minutes by car from Shibukawa Ikaho interchange. The dry environment and soft water of Oku Joshu gives the sake made here a refreshing flavor. In the brewery, visitors can take the sake-tasting challenge and experience making Joshu's specialty Konjac. There is also a dining hall where visitors can enjoy the local cuisine leisurely and a cafeteria which sells Daiginjo soft-serve ice cream. The shop has an assortment of interesting items for sale, including limited items and souvenirs. Visitors who use the Senpaku Kankou Taxi service from the Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station of JR Agatsuma Line will also receive discount vouchers for the brewery. There is also parking available for visitors who wish to use their own car.

    たくさんの種類のお酒を試飲できます。 ここでしか買えないものもあり、ついつい買ってしまったりして。大吟醸ソフトを買おうとしたら、車の運転は避けてとあったので諦めました。

  • Tsumagoi Panorama Line
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    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura
    This is a wide farm road made up of two routes, from the north and south, that goes two-thirds around the mountain foothills near the center of Tsumagoi Village. The southern route runs through extensive cabbage fields while getting close to Mt. Asama, and connects to the northern route after crossing National Route 144. The northern route runs to the north of Tsumagoi Village along the plateau region and foothills of the mountains of Azumaya and Kusatsu Shirane, passing “Aisai-no-Oka”, famous for the sacred area of devoted husbands. Mountain vegetables and cabbages are sold along the roadside from July to October. Part of the northern route is closed during the winter months due to snow.
  • Kyukamura Tsumagoi-Kazawa
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    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi Muraokazawa Onsen
    This complex-accommodation facility is located approximately 30 minutes by taxi from the JR Manza-Kazawaguchi Station, or alternatively, 60 minutes by shuttle bus from the Uedaeki onsen-guchi. In addition to the complex's two different magnificent views of the surrounding forest from the rooms available, it also has Kumoi no Yu, an outdoor bath, and entertainment such as Momijigari (autumn-leaf viewing), and enjoyable nature-filled activities such as night hiking and camping. In the restaurant, guests are able to enjoy a seasonal menu with items such as Joshu beef, highland vegetables and Matsutake mushrooms.
  • Nature Navigator
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Obinata 260-1
    This Japanese Mecca of rafting is located approximately three minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. It plans and operates outdoor tours in Minakami. Visitors can refresh themselves in mind and body while on a tour accompanied by a veteran guide as they enjoy the beautiful valleys and their autumn leaves, view of Minakami Gorge and Suwakyo Gorge. The half-day rafting course is the most popular classic course. Enjoying the natural water slides while canyoning and lake canoeing while enjoying the natural surroundings are also popular.
  • Villa of Kingdom of Hawaii
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 32
    This townhouse is located 25 minutes from the Kan’etsu Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. It was the residence of the resident minister of the then Kingdom of Hawaii and was one of the properties Robert W. Irwin used as a summer villa. It is one of the few buildings in Japan which were once owned by the Kingdom of Hawaii and is now a designated Historical Site. The townhouse is free of charge to enter and exhibits such as a saber (ceremonial sword) on which the Gosan no Kiri family crest is engraved, and the newly established guidance service allow visitors to learn more about the relationship between Hawaii and Ikaho.
  • Communication park for dogs and people
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    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Fujimimachishi 2252-1
    This is the largest dog theme park in Kita Kanto and is located approximately 15 minutes from the Kan-etsu Expressway Akagi Interchange. It is a place where visitors can come face-to-face with a variety of dogs from around the world. Even if they have never owned a dog, visitors can walk and play with their favorite dogs here. The theme park has the largest dog park in Japan, and is equipped with a foot-washing area and exclusive pool. There is also a dog café, where visitors can enjoy meals with the dogs, and spend time with their own dogs. There is also a pet shop which has a wealth of merchandise and food, and can be accessed from outside the park. There is even a sales section for those who wish to buy a puppy.

    カフェは入ってません。犬のいる施設を見にいきました。ふれあいコーナーの犬たちはいくつか狭い冷たいコンクリートの床のスペースに何匹もいます。たびたび犬同士の喧嘩も見受けられました。弱い子は片隅の小さいハウスに逃げ込んでました。従業員は覇気がない。犬がおしっこしてもすぐ掃除しない。あちこち濡れてて犬はそれをふんでるので手足は濡れています。ふれあいコーナーにいない犬は、「引退したので散歩できません」と書...

  • Kanayama Castle Ruins
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    Gunma Pref. Otashi Kanayamachou 40-106 others
    These castle ruins are located in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, at an altitude of 239 meters on Mt. Kanayama. It has been selected as one of the top 100 famous castles in Japan. The lord of this castle was Iwamatsu Nitta, Kise, Yura and Odawara Hojo. It was built in 1469 and abandoned in 1590. Although it is one of the mountain castles that made use of the natural topography, it had stone walls and much of the castle was stone paved. The history of this castle overturned the theory that mountain castles in the Kanto region did not have typical stone walls. At the foot of the mountain, there is a guidance facility for the historical Kanayama castle ruins and also a Kanayama area castle exchange center.
  • Takasaki Castle
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    60 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Takamatsuchou In the castle park
    These castle ruins are located approximately 15 minutes on foot from the JR Takasaki Station, or alternatively, five minutes by bus. They are the remains of Minowa Castle, built in 1598 by Ii Naomasa, by command of Tokugawa Ieyasu. At the time of its building, the castle covered a vast area, with the bailey alone covering over 165 square kilometers. However, presently, only the three earthen walls and moat, tower and eastern gate remain. The tower was used to store weapons and food and is the only remaining castle structure to remain standing in the prefecture. The surrounding area, including the castle ruins is maintained as a castle ruins park, and is a popular cherry viewing spot. The cherry blossoms are lit up in the evening.

    This castle is a 10 min walk from the Takasaki station. Surrounded by buildings and an auditorium the castle is situated in the middle of a manicured garden (are there any unkempt gardens in Japan...

  • Minowa Castle Ruins
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    41 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Misatomachihigashiakiya ・ Nishiakiya
    These famous castle ruins are located approximately 30 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Takasaki Interchange and Maebashi Interchange. Minowa castle was built in the Sengoku Period by Nagano Narimasa. It was known as an impregnable castle that prevented Takeda Shingen’s attacks numerous times but was abandoned in the time of Ii Naomasa. The ruins of the castle gate, wall and drainage system remain, and many are unchanged from when the castle was governed by Ii Naomasa. It was designated as a national Historic Site in 1987 and selected as one of Japan’s top 100 castles. There is a battle event every year in October, during the Minowa Castle Festival, where the warriors form two groups, Takeda side and Nagano side, which try to attack and defend the castle.

    Japan Castle that they are usually called Ciro. Its a tall structure. But this Minowa Castle Ruins is more old. A long time ago king was build Castle where defend place by an enemy. Here is good...

  • Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
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    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

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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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