Museum / Science Museum Spots in Gunma Area

  • Usuitouge Tetsudo Bunka Mura
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    4.0
    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.

  • 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...

  • Gunma Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    75 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...

  • Kanna Dinosaur Center
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tanogunkannamachi Kagahara 51-2
    This dinosaur exhibition hall is located in Kanna Town, Tano County, Gunma Prefecture. It features displays of fossils including dinosaur footprints and aquatic organisms. The main attraction is their live theater with dynamic robot dinosaurs. Also popular is the reproduced Tyrannosaurus skeleton that you can touch and ride, and a fossil excavation workshop (must be booked in advance).

    If you are a dinosaur lover, and around Gumma or Sitama, this is a place for you. In Kanna-machi (formerly called Nakazato-mura), a lot of fossils of dinosaur were excavated. That is why they...

  • Gunma Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntakayamamura Nakayama 6860-86
    This prefectural astronomical observatory is located in Nakayama, Takayama Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. Its construction was planned in commemoration of Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese female astronaut going to space, and was opened in 1999. It is equipped with a 150-centimeter telescope and a 65-centimeter telescope. Events such as telescope lessons and star guidance qualification courses are regularly held here. There are also exhibition spaces for things such as viewing solar telescope images and observational data, in addition to a shop which sells space food and illustrated reference books.

    夜間観望会へ寄らせていただいています。 暖かい時期は天気に恵まれないことが多く、屋内でのトピックが中心になる事もあります。 寒い時期は条件が良いときが多く、沢山の惑星や恒星が見られますが、望遠鏡ドームはとても寒いので、大袈裟な位の防寒対策が必要です。 また、庭?ではボランティアの方が小型の望遠鏡を使ったりPCを使ったりしながら天体観測の面白さ?を教えてくれます。 天体観測にあまり興味がなくても...

  • Gunma Prefectural Museum of History
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Watanukimachi 992-1 Gunma Forest Park
    This museum is located in Gunma Prefecture, approximately five minutes' walk from Gunma no mori bus stop, accessible by the City loop bus from the JR Takasaki Station. It contains a range of artifacts for visitors to learn about, from those excavated from the Paleolithic archaeological site of Iwajuku and Watanuki Kannonyama ancient tomb to modern pieces such as those from the Tomioka Silk Mill and industrial items from Subaru (automotive manufacturer). In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also themed displays. Lectures are also held on subjects such as Gunma's ancient tombs and people of the Sengoku Period, in addition to workshops on the creation of Magatama and accessories with the theme of Jomo Karuta.

    群馬の森の中には群馬県立歴史博物館と近代美術館が入っています。 今回は歴史博物館の綿貫観音山古墳の出土品の展示を有料で開催されていました。 中はほぼ写真が撮れます。ダメなものもあるので注意してフラッシュを使わず撮ってきました。 他に群馬の歴史が原始から説明されていてとても勉強になります。

  • Nakanojo Museum of Folk and History Musee
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Nakanojomachi Nakanojomachi 947-1
    A museum in Nakanojo-machi, Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County. The museum is located within the former Agatsuma Dai-san Elementary School which was built in 1885 and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of the Prefecture. On display are historical materials and information on local folk customs related to Nakanojo covering the span from primitive times, through the middle ages and Edo period, all the way up until the Showa period. Alongside the permanent exhibits the museum also holds special exhibitions, lectures, and history courses.

    四万温泉宿泊メインで立ち寄りました。 二度目の訪問です。 歴史ある建物ですが この建物が何か?は 事前に調べた方が良いです。 中にはいると 建物の説明が少ないです。 中之条の史跡 多くの資料が展示してありますが、 幅広い年代の展示内容なので、郷土史マニア以外には 伝わり難いかも。 本当の資料 魅力は この建物自体にあると思うのですが、この素晴らしい...

  • Mukai Chiaki Children’s Science Museum
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Shiromachi 2-2
    This fun-learning science museum is located approximately 15 minutes by car from the Tohoku Expressway Tatebayashi Interchange. It was built in commemoration of Chiaki Mukai, an astronaut from Tatebayashi City. Its permanent exhibits cover a range of subjects from local nature to the universe. In the fourth exhibition room, there is a diorama which reproduces life inside the space shuttle and holds exhibits of items that Mukai used while travelling in space. There are also many astronomical observation exhibits, science shows and events, such as a contemporary digital planetarium and a Moon Walker experience where visitors can experience the gravity of the moon for themselves.

    館林の主だった観光スポットの目玉となる施設は、館林城址周辺に集中していますが、こちらの科学館もそのうちの一つ。 地元館林出身の日本初の宇宙飛行士、向井千秋さんに関連する展示や、群馬県最大規模のプラネタリウムなどもあって、子連れで行っても楽しめますよ。 入館料はプラネタリウムの料金は別で320円。中学生以下は無料でした。

  • Iwajuku Museum
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Gunma Midori Kasakakecho Azami 1790-1

    Iwajuku is the place where an amateur archaeologist Mr. Aizawa found the stone tools in Japan for the first time. The museum exhibits many stone tools along with the history. This is one of the best...

  • Fuji Fureaikan
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Gunma Fujioka-shi Fujioka 2690-7

    毎年五月の連休には藤の花と藤娘を観に出かけます。みかぼみらい館の周辺一帯に広がる藤の花は誠に壮観で綺麗なものです。花とともに藤娘も素晴らしい!このコラボがたまらなく実に見ごたえがありますヨ。

  • NIPPON SILK CENTER
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Kanekomachi 888-1
    This museum is located in Kanekomachi, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. It was created for the purpose of conveying the wonderfulness of traditionally-made silk. There are panels showing the collection of silkworm cocoons, creating raw silk thread and scientific talks on silk thread, in addition to DVD showings concerning the subject. There are also experience classes for visitors to try their hand at making silk coasters and luncheon mats. There are also exhibitions for people to display their own works, seminars and workshops held in the museum.

    蚕の生態や製糸に関する展示や絹を使った作品の展示など、シルク全般につい展示している施設です。自分のペースで見学したかったのですが、展示館に入った途端に説明員のおじさんが寄ってきました。説明を聞くのをお断りしたところ、人を馬鹿にするようような惨い言葉を吐き捨てられました。とても不愉快でしたが、このような傲慢な人を相手にしてもしょうがないので、無視をして見学しました。説明を聞きたい人にだけ説明し、説明...

  • Omama Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Gunma Midori Omamacho Omama 1030
    A museum located along National Route 122 in Omama, Omama-cho, Midori City. The museum is located within the former Omama Bank Main Office and has displays related to the nature, folk customs, and history of Midori City. In the bank vault they have a special exhibition room where they display currency dating from the Edo period onwards.

    歴史博物館で、化石好きだとかなりお気に入りになるだろうなあ、と思いました。民族資料もあり、中々見応えある博物館です。

  • Japan Chanson Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gunma Shibukawa-shi Shibukawa 1277-1
    A museum located along Prefectural Route 33 in Shibukawa, Shibukawa City. Their exhibits include sheet music and records for chanson music as well as stage outfits worn by famous domestic and foreign chanson singers. The museum is home to a shop selling goods including chanson CDs, a Parisian style cafe, a garden, and more. On weekends and holidays they hold live performances of chanson music.

    村上リサさんのコンサートに行きました。ここは、群馬県の渋川駅から歩いて20分位の線路沿いでした。内部は西欧調?フランス調?の調度で合わされ素敵でした。当人のコンサートもバリトン系の素敵な声でした。

  • SEIFUN MUSEUM
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    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Sakaechou 6-1
    This internationally valuable wheat and wheat flour themed museum, managed by Nisshin Seifun Group, is located next to the Tobu Isesaki Line's Tatebayashi Station. The main garden is filled with greenery and visitors are led through exhibits and materials relating to each generation of the company's management. The new wing of the museum has a wealth of data and miscellaneous knowledge relating to the latest flour milling technologies and cultural history for visitors to enjoy learning about. The milling laboratory with its miniature mill which teaches visitors about the milling process and workshops for making miniature food using play dough are also very popular.
  • Textile Museum “Yukari”
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    Gunma Kiryu-shi Higashi 4-2-24
    A museum in Higashi 4-Chome, Kiryu City. On display are nearly 1200 items tracing the history of textiles. Through materials including actually used looms and tours of actually operating textile factories, you can learn about the change in technologies and techniques as well as culture. Indigo dyeing and hand weaving classes are also offered.
  • Kamitsuke no Sato Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Gunma Takasaki-shi Idemachi 1514

    If you enjoy exploring tombs and burial grounds, this place is not to be missed. There is a small museum with only one main exhibition area. There are sufficient explanations in English with the...

  • Environment Experience Amusement
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Kusatsu 604-1

    いつ行っても閉まってます。なので中に入ったことはないです。 いつも平日だからなのかなあ。 こないだも臨時休館になってました。

  • Kokubunjiato guidance Shisetuenokokubunjikan
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Hikimamachi 250-1

    高崎市郊外、榛名山を見上げる地に、奈良時代に作られた国分寺の跡が、広い公園になっています。ガイダンス施設には、七重塔の模型、出土した瓦なども展示されており、公園内には、その七重塔の基壇と礎石が残されています。

  • Omuro Park Akagigataminka
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Nishiomuromachi 2510

    前回はcovid19 の影響で民家園と大室はにわ館が閉鎖されていたので今回は見学できて嬉しいです。 関根順次氏から寄贈された養蚕農家の建物は 立派な柱が真っ黒でピカピカに磨かれ使われていた感があります。 江戸時代末期の家の様子がよく分かります。 大室埴輪館はエアコンが効いていてホッとするスペースです。 五料沼、二子古墳を散歩して竪穴式住居など見てるうちにあっという間に一周していました。

  • Tanakashozo Memorial
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Otemachi 6-50

    日本で最初の公害問題との闘いと言われています。100年前から政府や企業が何も変わっていないということがはっきりとわかります。人の暮らしや命よりも利益を優先するということが!そして闘わないと何も変わらないということも!

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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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