Sightseeing Spot Spots in Gunma Area

  • Houtokuji Temple
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Kawauchichou 5-1608
    The famous Houtokuji Temple—great for autumn leaves and peony trees in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture. It was founded by manor lord, Kiryu-Sano Masatsuna, as a Zen temple during the Muromachi period, set for defending the back of Kiryu Castle. In recent years, it has become popular for its “artistic temple seals” and their cute illustrations. The grounds have a karesansui (“rock garden”) set against the mountain, making a beautiful scene in all seasons. The “Botan Festival” is held from late April to May, and the “Momiji Festival” is held in November.

    「床もみじ」が売りのバスツアーで行きました。駐車場から歩き、階段を上がると受付の机が出ていました。入場料は1,000円!え!何があるの?とびっくり。もっともツアーですから料金はツアー代に入っているので、自分では支払いませんでしたけど・・・。★靴を脱ぎビニール袋に入れて床もみじの部屋まで持ち歩きました。部屋につくと「わーきれい!」思わず声をあげてしまうほどでした。実は少し時期が早かったのでもみじの色...

  • Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Naegashimamachi 2511-2 Minami Akagi Senbon Sakura
    This famous cherry blossoming spot is in Naegashima-machi, Maebashi City. Approximately 1,000 cherry trees run 1.3 kilometers north to south along both sides of the street, and at peak season they form a gorgeous cherry blossom arch. It's been chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites and places annually on other lists of the best places to see them too. Miyagi Senbonzakura no Mori Park opened off this road in 2013 and has over 500 cherry trees of different varieties.

    The cherry blossoms in this park located in Gunma Prefecture are spectacularly beautiful. The blossoms are amazingly nice when in full bloom.

  • Machinaka Sightseeing Information Center, Otomichan's House
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Tomioka 1151
    Located just a five-minute walk from the World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill, Otomichan’s House is a souvenir complex that houses a tourist information center and a rest area. This complex sells a large variety of silk products, sweets and other local specialties that make great gifts. The mascot of Tomioka City, Otomichan themed goods are very popular too. Tour tickets for the Tomioka Silk Mill are available for purchase here as well as power-assisted bicycle rentals. The Machinaka Sightseeing Information Center is a welcoming place for all.

    富岡にあるお土産店、まちなか観光物産館 お富ちゃん家。 入り口でお富ちゃんが出迎えてくれるお土産店です。 界隈のお土産店の中では大きいのでお土産の種類も豊富でした。

  • 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.
  • Naramata Dam
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Fujiwara Washozawa 6322-24
    This multifunctional dam was constructed across the Naramata River, a tributary of Tone River, the north of Yu no Koya Hot Spring, in Minakami Town, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture. Completed in 1989, at a height of 158 meters, this rock-fill dam is the third highest in Japan. The fresh green and autumn leaves are beautiful, and from the observation deck which also has a dam museum, visitors can enjoy a wide panorama of Okutone, looking out at Mt. Shibutsu and Mt. Kasagadake and the other mountains of Oze. Visitors can enjoy outdoor sports, such as canoeing and fishing at Lake Naramata, which was formed by the dam, and there are also many campsites in the area.
  • Melody Roads (Maebashi Gunma) Tulip
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    Gunma Prefecture Maebashi City Fujimi Town-near Takikubo Town
    Melody Line is located on the way towards Roadside Station GreenFlower Stock Farm Ogo, from the Gunma Prefectural Livestock Experiment Station on National Route 353. There are a total of 10 places in Gunma Prefecture where there is a groove dug into the road which produces a melody-like sound when driving at a constant speed (at the speed limit). At this place, a melody called Tulip can be heard. It was composed by Takeshi Inoue, who lived in Maebashi City and composed many melodies and children’s songs such as Mushi no Koe and Umi.
  • Aisai-no-Oka (Wife Lover’s Hill)
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Tashiro Within Oohira 2000
    This tourist spot to shout out is on the northern route of the Tsumagoi Panorama Line. It began with an event where husbands shouted out their love for their wives in the middle of a cabbage field, known as the “kyabechu” (the cabbage kiss), and the hill has made Tsumagoi Village famous as a sacred place for loving husbands. Before shouting out your love there is a bell to ring, as well as a shouting platform that has been reported on by international media, and a hugging platform. After shouting “I love you”, which husbands find difficult to say on a daily basis, couples time slip back to their newly-wed days, rekindling their love. The hill overlooking the magnificent Mt. Asama is a tourist spot for drives and closed during the winter season.
  • Robai no Sato
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    Gunma Pref. Annakashi Matsuidamachikamimasuda 3677
    This wintersweet flower garden is located about 15-minutes from Matsuida-Myogi Interchange. There are 1,200 bushes and 12,000 wintersweet trees planted on the large site of 3.2 hectares. The beautiful blossoms and fragrance fill the air in season. The garden is open from late December to early February, and the best time to view the blossoms is on a fine day with snow still on the ground, the pastel yellow of the flowers looks brilliant. There is a shop in the park providing light refreshments, and locally grown vegetables and wintersweet seedlings. A wintersweet festival is held every year with entertainment and gifts of cut flowers which is popular with many tourists.
  • Hanadaka Flower-Viewing Hill
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Hanadakamachi 1400
    This scenic spot is located approximately 30 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Takasaki Interchange, where flowers bloom colorfully throughout the year. From a hill overlooking the city of Takasaki, flowers such as rape blossoms in the spring, sunflowers in the summer and cosmos in the autumn can be seen with the Three Mountains of Jomo in the background. During the spring, the rape blossom festival has approximately 300,000 rape blossoms, as well as nemophila, pansies, tulips and others. In the autumn, the Cosmos Festival is held, and visitors can enjoy buying local vegetables from direst sales outlets and various events such as the potato digging experience.
  • Haruna Plum Grove
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Kamisatomimachi
    This plum grove located in Haruna Town, Japan’s largest plum producer, is about 40 minutes by car from the Takasaki Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway. The area, incorporating Takasaki City's “Misato Plum Grove” and Annaka City's “Akima Plum Grove”, is known as “Gunma’s Three Major Plum Groves”. About 120 thousand plums, mainly white, are planted on the extensive area of land. When the plums flower the whole hillside is enveloped in white and the fragrance of plum blossom. The Cultural Center Ecole, surrounded by plum groves, holds the “Haruna Plum Festival” and all sorts of plum related events, during the blossom season. The best time is from the beginning to the end of March.
  • Takasaki Kannonyama
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    Gunma Takasaki-shi Ishiharamachi
    The Takasaki Kannon towers over this renowned cherry blossom viewing destination located a 25-minute drive from the Takasaki Interchange and Maebashi Interchange on the Kan-etsu Expressway. The grounds are planted with some 3,000 Yoshino cherries and the sight of the 41.8 meter tall, 6,000 ton Takasaki Kannon surrounded by cherry blossoms is truly stunning. During the blooming season, the statue is lit up from sundown until 22:00 from the Municipal Kannon Sancho Parking Area. In most years, the best time to see the blossoms is from early through mid-April, and during the Takasaki Spring Festival, the road is lined with stalls and the area bustles with visitors.
  • Yunomaru Highland Japanese Azalea Cluster
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoimura Kanbara Nagano Tomi-shi Yunomaru Kogen
    "This highland area consists of a series of round, rolling peaks on the west side of the Asama Mountain Range and is affectionately known as the ""Flower Highland."" A large cluster of Japanese azaleas which blossoms here each year from late June to early July has been designated a National Special Natural Monument. The Summer Lift stops near the azaleas, making it easy to go trekking among them, as well."
  • Yuro Square
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 107-1
    This square is located near the Yubatake in Kusatsu Hot Spring, Kusatsu, Kusatsu Town. The square is designed like a terraced paddy field with wooden passageways and is a great place to relax while strolling through the hot spring district. It’s also used as the “Yubatake Marche” event space.
  • Takasaki White Robed Daikannon, Jigenin Temple
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Ishiharamachi 2710-1
    Set atop the Mt. Kannon in Ishihara Town, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, a statue of a white robed large kannon rises to 40 meters high, and is a Registered Tangible Cultural Properties. 20 buddhas are enshrined within the statue, and a view of the city can be observed from the shoulder level within the statue. The Mt. Takasaki Kannon is also known for its cherry blossoms. Every year, at their peak, the Yoshino blossoms in full glory surrounding the huge Kannon statue.
  • Hakoshima Fresh Water Spring
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunhigashiagatsumamachi Hakoshima
    Selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Springs, the Hakoshima Spring flows through Higashi-Agatsuma Town, Agatsuma County, in Gunma Prefecture. This spring, gushing around the roots of an approximately 400-year-old cedar tree, preserved next to the Hakoshima Fudoson deity, spurts approximately 30,000 tons of spring water per day. The waters are used within the town for drinking, agriculture, and fish farming. The water is so pure that one can enjoy watching the fireflies from June to July on the banks lower stream, Narusawa River.
  • Yokoteyama Skylator
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    Yamanouchi cho, Shimokitai gun, Nagano Prefecture
    A moving walkway located in Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County, Nagano Prefecture which can be used to reach the top of Mt. Yokote in about five minutes. Extending up the mountain near National Route 292, the walkway is 200 meters long and has a difference in elevation of 35 meters. Wild grasses and flowers grow along the walkway and riders can enjoy the picturesque view on their way to the top. Thanks to how easy it makes reaching the top, the walkway is a popular sightseeing destination.
  • Manza Onsen Yubatake
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoimura Manza Onsen
    A hot spring source in Manza Onsen, Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County. This historic spa is located nearly 1800 meters above sea level and is one of the source springs of the Manza Onsen hot spring region, gushing forth 5.4-million liters of water per day. You can't approach the spring itself because of the gas spewing out but you can watch the nearly 80-degree-celsius sulfur spring spilling out of the earth.
  • Hakoshima Hotaru-no-Sato (Firefly Village)
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Higashiagatsumamachi Hakoshima
    The Hakoshima district in Higashiagatsuma Town, Agatsuma County is a well-known location for firefly viewing and the local residents are actively engaged in conservation activities. The fireflies' habitat is the Narusawa River flowing from the Hakoshima spring and chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Famous Waters, and from mid-June to late July you can view the Genji fireflies and Heike fireflies flitting around the riverside.
  • Roadside Station Ueno Area, Kanna Riverside Fireflies
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    Gunma Tano-gun Uenomura Katsuyama 118
    The area along the Kanna River near Ueno, Tano County, is a known habitat for fireflies. Starting in late June you can see the fireflies flitting about the clear waters of the river. You can easily access the best viewing locations from nearby Roadside Station Ueno located along National Route 299.
  • Nakanojo Gardens
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Nakanojomachi Orida 2411

    公園内が花で満たされたかなり広いところです。 出入り口から入ってすぐ右側にお土産が買えたり食事ができるところがあるので、帰りにここに寄って一休みする時間を計画して行くといいかもしれません。

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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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