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  • Haruna Shrine
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    4.5
    329 Reviews
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    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...

  • Lake Haruna
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Akagi-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    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.

  • Mt. Haruna
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Harunakomachi
    A 1,449 meter tall mountain located in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture and one of the Three Mountains of Jomo. At the top of the mountain are Lake Haruna, a caldera lake, and the Haruna-Fuji lava dome central volcanic cone. A ropeway takes visitors to the top in around three minutes, and from here you can get a sweeping view of the Kanto Plain and the mountains of the Joshu area. Many events are also held here and in winter visitors can enjoy the magical site of the Lake Haruna during the Illumination Festa nighttime illumination festival.
  • Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura
    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.
  • Roadside Station Akagi no Megumi
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Ogikubomachi 437-11
    This roadside station is located on the Shibukawa Ogo road, on Prefectural Route 34, almost in the very center of Maebashi City, approximately 20 minutes from the Kita Kanto Expressway Komagata Interchange. The vast site of this day-trip Ainoyama no Yu hot spring, which also has a restaurant and pool, and the farm’s direct sales store Ajisai sells the popular soft cream made with fresh milk from Kozu Ranch, is surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of southern foot of Mt. Akagi. And at adjoining Ogikubo Park, visitors can see the 10 different types of 16,000 hydrangea in full bloom in late June and the fireflies along the river that runs through the park.

    もう終わりか?数本残っていたバジルの苗(100円)と夕飯用にきゅうりと大根とピーマン(肉詰め用)と漬物を買って来ました。スーパーより新鮮で安いかな?近くに有ると良いですね!

  • Communication park for dogs and people
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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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...

  • Minowa Castle Ruins
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • SL Gunma Minakami
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Daimonya
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    4 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Fujitsukamachi 124-2
    This store is located approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the JR Takasaki Station, or approximately 20 minutes from the Kan-etsu Expressway Takasaki Interchange. Foremost Daruma producer in the country, and located in Takasaki City, this store makes and sells Takasaki Daruma. It produces various types and sizes of handmade Daruma, from Fuku Daruma to Maneki Neko-shaped Daruma, in huge quantities. Apart from a few certain varieties, it is possible to have names printed on the Daruma, and while the workshop is usually off-limits to the public, there are also original eyebrow and beard-drawing experience events available. (A reservation is required.)

    I alway order a year end becouse III present for my relative. Daruma is wish our will or hope and evrything with write Darumas right eye. When your wish is granted you can write Darumas left eye.

  • Takasaki Castle
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    3.0
    60 Reviews
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    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...

  • NIPPON SILK CENTER
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    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...

  • Yamada Kamachi Museum of Art, Takasaki
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Kataokamachi 3-23-5
    "This art museum is located one minute on foot from the City loop bus’s Shorinzan route ""Yamada Kamachi Bijutsukan iriguchi (Museum of Art Entrance)"" bus stop, accessible from the JR Takasaki Station's Nishi-guchi (West Exit). The museum displays and seeks to introduce the charms of the works of Yamada Kamachi, a talented artist who died prematurely at the age of 17. The museum displays all of his drawings and poems from his early childhood to his final work and looks back on the life he led. His works are exhibited by their themes and include collections of pictures and records relating to music, pencil drawings and novel crayon paintings, watercolor paintings, crayon drawings and poems."
  • Third generation Darumaya Mashimo
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Yachiyomachi 2-4-5
    "This specialty Daruma shop is located in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. It sells a number of different Daruma, including traditional Takasaki Daruma, original Daruma and Daruma based on famous characters. There are also plenty of unique products, such as ""Make-your-own Daruma"" where customers can draw their own beard onto the Daruma, and ""Limited Design Daruma"", which come with colorful florets. Customers can also request their own choice of writing to be drawn on the Daruma."
  • Farm Club Nakazato Farm
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Nakazatomachi 820
    This tourist farm is located approximately 20 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Maebashi Interchange. It is around 12,000 square meters in size and visitors can enjoy listening to Mozart while they pick the strawberries. The strawberries which are grown for picking here are Classic Strawberries. Fruits and vegetables grown surrounded by classical music are said not only to reduce stress but also that they taste sweeter as a result. This farm has JGAP certification, which means that the strawberries are grown safely and in an environmentally-friendly manner. The strawberry picking season is every year from January to mid-May.

    今回はネットで予約して行きました。 大人1600円で時間無制限のいちご狩りです。 ただし、無制限にいちごを食べられるわけもなく、30分程度でお腹いっぱいになり、終了しました。 その後、受付でコーヒーかジェラートのいずれかを無料でいただけます。 これはお得です。

  • Melody Roads (Maebashi Gunma) Tulip
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Gunma Prefectural Museum of History
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    以前に来た時とは比べものにならないくらい良くなりました。2016年7月にリニューアルしてとのこと。ダイナミックな展示に一変しました。また普通なら一番古い旧石器から淡々と時代順に展示されるのに、入るとすぐに埴輪がドーンと並び圧巻です。群馬が古墳推しなのがすぐに分かります。時代順展示の集落ジオラマま精緻で見応えがあります。 以前行ったけど、、、という方は是非とも訪問すべき。

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Watanukimachi 992-1
    "This art museum is located in a prefectural park in Gunma Prefecture, next to the Gunma no Mori bus stop, accessible by the City loop bus from the JR Takasaki Station. It contains around 2,000 pieces of diverse modern art, ranging from Japanese works, such as Sotaro Yasui's ""Ashi wo arau onna"" and foreign artists such as Claude Monet's ""Water Lilies"". Events including exhibitions in the exhibition room which straddles two floors, lectures in the auditorium and workshops are held on the second floor. A restaurant and a shop selling accessories and other items are also located on the first floor."

    This construction was build by an architect Sin Isozaki. He is famous designer in the world. And a lot of well known painting in there with large forest. You can walk in the park.

  • Maebashi City Akagi Youth Nature Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Fujimimachiakagisan 1-2
    "This educational facility for youth is located on the shore of Lake Akagi Onuma, which is approximately one hour from the Kan’etsu Expressway Akagi Interchange. Although it is most often used for school events such as camping outings and youth group outdoor activities, it is also available to be used by any group of eight or more people. There are various experience activities available, such as ""cutter training"" learning to row large cutter boats, ""treeing"" which is using ropes to climb trees, and others. There is also a campsite, cooking area and campfire pit available, and in the winter, visitors can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing."
  • Nidoage Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City
    This is a pass on the border of Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture and Naganohara Town, Agatsuma County, opened with an altitude of about 1,380 meters and rich in nature. It is recommended for those visiting Asama-Otaki Falls and Asama Ranch as there is a car park for climbers. The view of Mt. Asama from Nidoage Pass is spectacular, especially during autumn when you can enjoy the scenery of the changing colors of the leaves. The beautiful scenery makes it a popular course for those driving or motorbike riding to Kita-Karuizawa.

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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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