Spots in Central Area Area

  • Akagi-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    108 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Mizusawa Kanzeon
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    4.0
    200 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachimizusawa 214
    The Mizusawa Kanzeon is a Buddhist deity in a temple of the Tendai sect in Mizusawa, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City. The temple was founded by the order of Empress Suiko and boasts a history of more than 1,300 years. Its principal image is a bronze statue of the eleven-faced Buddha, Juichimen Senju Kanzeon Bosatsu, rarely shown to the public and said to have miraculous powers to assist all those who pray to her. The Mizusawa Temple is the 16th in the Bando 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, a pilgrimage circuit of 33 Buddhist temples in Eastern Japan.

    First visit in June- so crowded, bus loads of people, hard to walk, not good pictures. Second visit was on a weekday around 4:30. No one was there! We could pray in peace. Carried our infant around...

  • Ikaho Green Bokujo
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    3.5
    172 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Shibukawa-shi Kanai 2844-1

    You can see those cute sheeps over there. Theres also a show held called sheep dog show. The show is about a dog giving directions to the sheeps.

  • Roadside Station Komochi
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    以前、訪れた時には物産展の裏に火の見櫓と蔵、鯉の泳ぐ池が渡り廊下風に作られており癒される場所でしたが、今は草ぼうぼうの荒れた観光地となり、残念な場所となっていました。

  • Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Gunma Flower Park
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Kashiwaguramachi 2471-7
    Gunma Flower Park, with various flowers blooming all year round, is a facility offering lectures and experience classes on flowers and plants. The restaurant in the park has a large menu using mainly local ingredients and visitors can enjoy special limited items. During the winter season the park is illuminated from sunset to 21:00, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful park and twinkling lights.

    2月下旬に訪れたので、花桃が咲いていました。また、大きな雛壇も飾られていて素敵でした。 春に訪れればもっと色々な花が見れそうです。 There were Prunus persica blooming becouse I went to go there at late February. In spring, a lot of flowers in this garden will be...

  • Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Ikaho Rotenburo (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma prefecture Shibukawa-shi Ikaho cho 581
    Located in Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture, Ikaho Rotenburo is a public outdoor bath fed with spring water directly from the source. The dark brown water is said to be good for female disorders and has therefore been praised by women to be the “water of childbirth”. The large round tub is divided in half. One side is full of hot water and the other side warm water. In autumn it’s a wonderful place to enjoy the beautifully colored leaves.

    Great public open-air hot spring flowing from the source. Cost only 450Yen each and everybody can relax and feel the nature.

  • LUNA PARK, Maebashi Central Children's Playground
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Otemachi 3-16-3
    Founded in 1954, the self-designated “most nostalgic park in Japan” is an amusement park located in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture. The park runs fondly remembered rides of old, including a merry-go-round, a choo-choo train, and an airplane tower, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The wooden horse stable runs five automated horse rides that are Registered Tangible Cultural Properties. Entrance is free. The large rides cost 50 yen, while the wooden horse rides, popular with local children, are 10 yen.

    All the rides are cheap and are good for families with young kids as other reviewers indicated, probably good for around 5yrs old. Went there on a weekday, pretty much empty, spent around an hour and...

  • Ikaho Ishidan no Yu
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    3.5
    63 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 36
    A public bathhouse situated on the right hand side of the Ikaho Stone Steps which leads up to Ikaho Shrine in Ikaho, Ikaho Town. The brown spring waters drawn up from the source which fill the bathtub are said to be good for backache and other ailments. It’s a great place to stop off for a dip for those visiting Ikaho Shrine or the Stone Steps.

    石段の中ほどにある こぢんまりとしたお風呂です 450円です 茶色い鉄分のあるお湯で 最初はヌルいと思いましたが あとからポカポカでした 最初口コミ見て お湯が汚いとか書いてありましたが 朝一番で行ったら綺麗でした

  • Ikaho Ropeway
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    3.5
    52 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 558-1
    The Ikaho Ropeway, opened in 1962, connects Hototogisu Station in the hot spring district and Miharashi Station, at a height of 932 meters above sea level. Visitors can enjoy trekking in the vast Ikaho Forest Park, as well as panoramic views of Mt. Akagi and Tanigawa-dake.

    short ropeway for nice view and nice playground park for children. You have to do it when the weather is very sunny with a beautiful blue sky in order to enjoy the sight view of all of the...

  • Shibukawa Skyland Park
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Kanai 2843-3
    This theme park is located in Kanai, Shibukawa City. You can enjoy a view of the Kanto Basin and surrounding mountains from the 50-meter-tall ferris wheel, and there’s also a rollercoaster, merry-go-round, the “Alaska Land Ice Hall” where you can experience minus 30-degree temperatures, and several other attractions.

    the good thing is that there are not many people on weekends, and the little ones can get on the games as many times as they want without waiting for a long time

  • Roadside Station Tamamurajuku
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Transportation
    Gunma Pref. Sawaguntamamuramachi Kamishinden 604-1
    "This roadside station is located on National Route 354, next to the Kan’etsu Expressway Takasaki-Tamamura Smart Interchange. In addition to the fresh local vegetables and processed food sold at the direct sales outlet, this ""Meat Station"" also sells fried products such as croquettes and katsu, made with Joshu beef and Joshu Mugi pork. The restaurant’s soft cream, which is made with local Tamamura Tofu soy milk, is also very popular. There are also catering cars set up with a wide range of unique local gourmet menus. There is also a Baby Station, which is convenient for breastfeeding and changing diapers, so parents can relax when bringing their children with them. There is also an EV charging station available."

    仕事のルートが合えば、必ず立ち寄っています。 新しく置き換えられた国道354号沿いで、交通量と需要の多さにしっかり対応出来た駐車場配置が素晴らしい。 トイレや売店等のユーティリティーの前に普通車スペース、施設入り口の道を隔てて大型車用の配置。 大型車スペースに並んで普通車スペースも続いていて、更にその奥には大型車も普通車も停められるスペアな場所が在り、フトコロが広く取ってあって、どこかの高速のSA...

  • Keyaki Walk Maebashi
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Maebashi-shi Bunkyocho 2-1-1
    This two-story shopping mall, surrounded by a row of Japanese zelkova trees, is an eight-minute walk from Maebashi Station. The mall is host to 150 establishments and is anchored by the large Apita Maebashi Store supermarket, which carries everything from food to daily necessities to clothing. The mall also has a movie theater, large bookstore, and electronics store. The mall is popular with all types of people and is used for everyday shopping, dates, and family outings.

    JR前橋駅から徒歩で10分位です。車出来た場合は土日は込み合います。館内には映画館やレストラン街、フードコート、様々な専門店があり地元の人の生活に密着した施設です。若い人には良いけどお年寄りには広すぎるかも。

  • Shikishima Park Rose Garden
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Shikishimachou 262
    This rose garden in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture’s Shikishima Park has about 7,000 rose bushes of 600 species. Enjoy a variety of roses collected both domestically and from abroad, including heirloom roses, English roses, and Japanese imperial roses. Don’t miss the Rose Garden Festival. It bustles with people every year and is illuminated at night.

    The roses were in full bloom and the Rose Festival was in full swing when we visited. It was a clean and beautiful park. Parking was also conveniently located.

  • Akagi Nature Park
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Akagimachiminamiakagisan 892
    This forest park is located at the western foot of Mt. Akagi between 600 and 700 meters above sea level. Visitors can enjoy the park's gorgeous natural beauty interwoven with Japan's rich, seasonal diversity, including plants in full bloom in spring, lush greenery in summer, spectacular foliage in fall, and the reverberating cries of wild birds in winter. Aiming to achieve harmony between human beings and nature, for more than 30 years the park has worked to create an environment in which plants can grow lush and vibrant and in which insects and animals can live with ease, and today visitors can catch sight of a wide variety of plants and insects living in a state very close to untouched nature. Walking paths are covered with comfortable to walk on bark chips; and benches, chairs, and restrooms made with timber from forest thinning are placed in key locations, making it easy for visitors to take a relaxing walk in the forest and see all kinds of plants and insects.

    全部廻ると2時間、1万歩くらいかかるようです。ルートも一本道ではなく分岐しているので、自分の位置が直ぐ分からなくなります。なので案内図を忘れずに歩き始めましょう。良く整備されたハイキングコースというイメージです。気持ちの良い森の中、思う存分迷ってみましょう。

  • Tennen Onsen Yu-yu
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Omotechou 2-10-31
    "A day trip hot spring bathhouse located a two-minute walk from JR Maebashi Station. The bathhouse' vaunted private natural sodium chloride spring wells up from directly underneath the facility. This spring, also known as the ""Netsu no Yu,"" is adjusted so that the waters are just a little on the lukewarm side. The bathhouse sells sets which include a towel and robe, etc., making it easy to stop by here without needing to bring anything. In addition to an indoor bathing area, the bathhouse's bright, open, and airy outdoor bath has a view of a beautiful courtyard area for bathers to enjoy. Other facilities include a dry sauna and steam bath, as well as a bedrock bath back you can take a relaxing soak in with a reservation made at the front reception desk."

    A bit difficult to find for a gaijin (local guidance advisable) but a very nice onsen with inside and outside pools. Of course, standard onsen etiquette expected but they do tolerate smallish tattoos...

  • Roadside Station Yoshioka Onsen
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Transportation
    Gunma Pref. Kitagunmagunyoshiokamachi Urushibara 2004
    This roadside station on National Route 17 overlooks the clear stream of the Tone River and Mt. Akagi. Visitors can enjoy an open-air spa bath in the day use facility “Rivertopia Yoshioka”, as well as local dishes from the restaurant such as the “Grilled Shinshu Pork and Ginger Set” and “Okkirikomi” (noodles and vegetables cooked in soup). Local fresh produce, handmade lunch boxes and local popular breads etc. are available at the “Bussankan Kazaguruma” market. Sports such as golf, tennis and cycling etc. can be enjoyed at the nearby Yoshioka Town Green Area Sports Park. There is also an EV charging station.

    On the way from Ikaho Onsen this is a nice michi-no-eki. A restaurant, clean restrooms, place for kids to play, and foot onsen to rest your feet (hard to find)so take a hand towel. We always look...

  • Shoku-no-Eki Gunma Ikaho Store
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gunma Shibukawa-shi Ikahomachi Ikaho 544-130
    This farmers market opened in 2009 is located an 18-minute/10 kilometer drive from the Shibukawa-Ikaho interchange on the Kan-etsu Expressway via Prefectural Route 33. In addition to fresh picked vegetables, the market's diverse selection includes Mizusawa udon noodles, Ikaho Onsen manju buns, and fresh flowers. Of particular note is the market which sells local products straight from the producers. Selling organic vegetables, specially cultivated vegetables, and mineral-rich vegetables, all of the vegetables reassuringly bear the name of the producer and production area. Yukian, the market's restaurant, serves spicy, flavorful curry udon noodles.

    地元の生産者が作った食材がずらりと。お酒などもあり、珍しいペットボトルに入った地ビールもありました。コーヒ―は注文してから落としてくれるのでちょっと時間がかかりますが、120円でおいしかった。

  • Mt. Akagi
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Fujimimachiakagisan
    Located practically in the center of Gunma Prefecture, this polygenetic volcano is considered one of the most beautiful in the Kano region as well as one of the 100 most beautiful mountains in Japan. From May to July, a diverse variety of azalea species come into bloom, dying the mountain lovely colors. A variety of other activities can be enjoyed on the mountain throughout the year—in addition to mountain climbing, there's camping, hill climbing, trail running, wildlife observation and activity programs, and in winter, there's snowshoeing and pond smelt fishing on frozen Lake Onuma.

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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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