Other Sightseeing Spots in Gunma Area

  • National Site of Scenic Beauty Rakusan-en
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    Gunma Pref. Kanragunkanramachi Obata 648-2
    This Daimyo Garden is part of the Daimyo's residence in the Obata Domain, now Kanra Town, Kanra County, Gunma Prefecture. It is a landscape garden designed for walking around the pond and was created as a Sengoku Busho Garden transitional work. In addition to the beauty of the spaces incorporating various aspects such as the Okawa River, Mt. Momiji and Mt. Renseki, the garden path is also adorned ingeniously with several tea houses. Of these, Ryountei is most often used as a rest area and for drinking tea.

    上野国甘楽郡小幡に存在した小幡藩二万石の藩邸に付属する大名庭園です。 織田信長の次男・信雄のさらに四男・信良から始まる織田家により築庭されたそうです。 早朝の訪問で中に入れませんでしたが、柵の外から広大な敷地内が少しだけ見えました。 土塁が目の前に見えましたが、その土塁を登った先に池泉回遊式の素敵な庭園があるようです。 午前9時から開園でした。大人は300円でした。 年末・年始が休みのようです...

  • Usui Third Bridge (Meganebashi)
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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.
  • Kajikabashi Bridge
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho
    Kajikabashi Bridge is an elegant, red painted arched bridge near the source of Ikaho Hot Springs. In autumn, the maples all change color at once and every year during the autumn season the bridge is illuminated. It is famous as a sightseeing spot for the autumn hues in the night.
  • Shimagawa Dam
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima
    This dam, located in Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County, is a concrete dam constructed on the Shima River, part of the Tone River water system. It was designated as a dam open to the community by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The masonry style design similar to western-style castle walls is popular. Many tourists visit the parks and walking course created and maintained in the surrounding area. The passage where the amount of leakage from the dam can be inspected is maintained for visitors, and with reservations it is also possible to inspect the dam management offices.
  • Ishidangai (Ikaho Stone Steps)
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho
    A shopping street built on the approach leading to Ikaho Shrine in Ikaho, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City. On either side of the 365 stone steps are a range of stores such as an onsen, souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, specialty shops selling onsen-manju (a bun stuffed with azuki-bean paste) and amusement arcades where the old-fashioned shooting games can be enjoyed.
  • 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.
  • Shiga Kusatsu Road
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu
    This mountain skyline that connects Shiga Kogen and Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture is a popular driving course. It is part of National Route 292 and many tourists visit for long holidays and to see the autumn leaves. The Shibu Pass, the border between Gunma Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture, reaches an altitude of 2,172 meters. The Shibu Pass Hotel on the border is famous as a spot where you can come and go between the prefectures inside the hotel. The road is closed to traffic for the winter season between late-November to late-April.
  • Ueno Sky Bridge
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    Gunma Pref. Tanogunuenomura Kawawa 665
    This suspension bridge hangs in “Sky Corridor” —a resort area in Ueno Village, Tano County, Gunma Prefecture. It connects the “Mahoba no Mori” cottage resort with “Kawawa Natural Park,” home of the limestone cave “Fijido” —itself famous as a tourist spot. It boasts a bigger scale than most pedestrian suspension bridges in the country, at 225 meters long and 90 meters tall. You can walk almost as if in air and gaze at the grand mountain scenery. From April to November, soap bubbles are blown every half hour.
  • 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.
  • Hanetaki Bridge
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    Gunma Pref. Midorishi Omamachouomama
    This pedestrian bridge crosses the Watarase River. It flows through the Takatsudokyo Gorge in Takatsudo, Omama-cho, Midori City. The bridge is 120-meter-long and 3.5-meter- wide. Takatsudo Gorge's scenery is beautiful, and lots of visitors come in the fall in particular for the colorful foliage.
  • Manza Highway
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    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura 711-1
    This 20.3 kilometer long vehicle road connects the Tsumagoi Highland and Manza Onsen and is located a 40-minute drive from the Usui-Karuizawa Interchange on the Joshin-etsu Expressway via the Asama-Shirane Volcano Route heading towards Manza Onsen. The Manza Highway and the Onioshi Highway are collectively called the Asama-Shirane Volcano Route. Tsumagoi Farm, roadside restaurants, and the Ura-manza Ski Resort are situated along the Manza Highway. Surrounded by mountains, the views along the highway are highly seasonal and drivers can enjoy the picturesque scenery.
  • Corn Road
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Higashiogawa
    This four kilometer long stretch of road on National Route extending from Shimo-Ogawa is lined with some 30 farm stands and markets open from late April to early November. Due to the many stands selling grilled corn on the cob, a local specialty, drivers will smell the fragrant aroma of grilled corn in their cars. The stands and markets sell grilled corn on the cob; fresh farm produce; and local specialty products such as goheimochi broiled rice cake skewers and Japanese pickles - the selection varies from establishment to establishment. The best time to visit is in August. Hours vary by establishment.
  • Japan Romantic Road
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    Nagano Ueda-shi-Tochigi Nikko-shi
    A 320-kilometer road that runs between Ueda City in Nagano Prefecture and Nikko City in Tochigi Prefecture via Gunma Prefecture's Kusatsu-machi and Numata City. Winding through the region thought to have Japan's most German-esque scenery, it's the local take on Germany's Romantic Road that runs from Bavaria to the Austrian border. Divided into the Nagano, Gunma, and Tochigi areas it passes through three national parks, a highland region, an area with beautiful volcanic landforms, modern castle towns, and hot springs enclaves. Many Japanese poets have written about the areas along the road, making it one of Japan's most romantic drives, accenting the natural scenery.
  • Suwakyo-ohashi Bridge
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Konita
    20 minutes by bus from Minakami Station. Built in 1994, this bridge has become a new tourist destination in the town of Minakami. A cable-stayed bridge suspended by diagonal cables, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tone River and the Tanigawa Mountains. The bridge is illuminated from sunset until 22:00, giving it a magical appearance. The Suwakyo-ohashi Bridge is also the only bridge in Japan from which you can try bungee jumping, and is the longest bungee drop in Japan at 42 meters.
  • Sainokawara-dori Street
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu
    This is a street continuing from Yubatake in the center of Kusatsu Hot Spring, one of the three most famous hot springs in Japan, towards Sainokawara Park. Attractive shops such as places to dine and souvenir shops line the street for a walking distance of 10 to15 minutes. There are many people dressed in yukatas (summer kimonos) walking along the street so visitors can enjoy the scene typical of an onsen town.
  • Akabori Iris Garden
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    Gunma Pref. Isesakishi Shimofureichou 213
    With over 24,000 flag irises planted in the national historic Onnabori ruins, this botanical park is one of the main sights of Isezaki City, Gunma Prefecture. The best viewing period is mid-June. The Onnabori is a historic waterway ruins in Gunma Prefecture. The vibrant purple and white Japanese flag irises carpeting this tree-lined way are a splendid sight to see. Every year, at their peak, the Akabori Iris Garden Festival hosts open-air tea ceremonies, exhibits of local specialties, dance shows, and taiko drum ensembles, attracting a throng of festivalgoers.
  • Castle Town Obata
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    Gunma Kanra-gun Kanramachi Obata
    A castle town in Obata, Kanra Town, Kanra County. This town flourished under the rule of Oda Nobukatsu, Oda Nobunaga's second son, and other lords and relics of the past including samurai villas, classic roads, and the Ogawazeki irrigation system still remain to be seen. The classical daimyo garden Rakusanen, built by Nobukatsu himself, has been declared a national place of scenic beauty.
  • Agatsumakyo Gorge Viewing Platform
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Higashiagatsumamachi Mishima
    A scenic viewing platform in Mishima, Higashiagatsuma Town, Agatsuma County. It's located along the promenade maintained in the Agatsuma Gorge along the Agatsuma River, one of Japan's National Places of Scenic Beauty. From here you can look out over the natural scenery of the gorge and the Yanba Dam.
  • Takane Observation Deck
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    Gunma Shibukawa-shi Ikahomachi Yunakago 991-30
    An observation deck located along Prefectural Route 33 in Yunakago, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City. It's located along the route from the Ikaho Onsen Hot Spring town to Mt. Haruna and from the observation deck, situated nearly 1000-meters above sea level, you can look out over the hot spring town and the surrounding mountains. It's also a well-known spot to admire the local nightscape.
  • Gunma Prefectural Government Building
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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.

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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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