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  • Kusatsu Onsen Ski Resort
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Shiranekokuyurin 158 Rinhan
    This ski resort is situated along National Route 292 in Kusatsu Town. The resort's 8,000-meter-long slope is outfitted with nine courses and experiences a 926 meter difference in elevation. In addition, resort visitors can strap on a pair of snowshoes and trek amidst forest or make their way to the crater lake at Mt. Shirane. The resort also has a kids park and offers a daycare service.

    The ski slopes include various types of terrain and difficulty level - great for skiers including people with a long break in their winter sport training. The lifts take you to different places going...

  • Karuizawa Omocha Okoku
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    4.0
    187 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Omae Hosono 2277
    A theme park located in Omae-hosohara, Tsumagoi Village, you’ll find plenty of attractions here, including the “Toy Room Area,” which is filled with toys from across all eras, the “Nature Athletic Area,” which utilizes Karuizawa’s natural scenery to provide entertainment, and the “Attraction Area,” which has something for children of all ages. If you have a free pass, you can get a discount on Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa’s lunch buffet and hot spring, which makes this a great option for a day trip.

    Nice place for children 10 years old and under with loads of activities and amusements to keep them occupied. For older kids it is not so interesting after a while. The park is getting tired but was...

  • Kita-Karuizawa SweetGrass
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 1990-579
    This caravan park in Gunma Prefecture’s Asama Highlands is in an area of natural riches that include forests, brooks, and meadows. One of its draws is a variety of sites including those with hammock stands and trampolines, sites for singles, and sites where you can let your dog off its leash. Of course, it’s great in summer, and winter stargazing is amazing. The caravan park’s Asama Hutte offers a hot menu ranging from breakfasts to café style meals.

    This is a very nice place, with a wide variety of cottages to choose from, camp sites, and amazing outdoor playground. Adults and kids can definitely enjoy their stay here. Weve visited a couple of...

  • Chatsubomi Moss Park
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Iriyama 13-3
    Located in Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture, this park is famous as the birthplace of “chatsubomi-goke” —which is a type of moss that grows in acidic water. The contrast between puffed-up green moss on the rocks with the flowing water makes for a truly gorgeous scene. You can also enjoy some trekking along the pathway to Yoshigadaira Wetlands near the Anajigoku pit.

    受付を済ませて、バスで入り口まで。バスを降りてやや勾配のある道を進むと、目の前に美しい風景が広がります。木道でひと回りできるようになっていて、写真を撮りながらまわりました。帰りはバスに乗らず、ぶらぶらと散策しながら戻りましたが、歩くのにちょうど良い距離です。

  • Asama Volcano Museum
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    3.0
    35 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa Demon Extrusion Asama Garden
    This is a municipal museum standing on Onioshidashi, the largest scenic spot on the Asama Plateau. Inside the museum material regarding the structure and development of Mt. Asama, which is an active volcano, as well as the surrounding nature and history, is exhibited. Many models and images are used, and it is easy for children as well as adults to understand. It is also one of the core facilities of the Mt. Asama North Geopark, providing nature information of the northern foothills of Mt. Asama as well as organizing events including observation sessions.

    Skip this and go to the Volcanic Park instead. A boring exhibit that is dusty and very aged. No information in english at all and over priced for what is on offer.

  • Gunma Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    19 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.

    行楽途中に偶然訪れたぐんま天文台。コンクリート打ちっ放しの館内に飾られた天体写真の美しさに思わず魅入ってしまった。まさかインドで見たジャンタル・マンタルが再現されていたのにもビックリ。次回は是非、夜の天体観測に訪れたい

  • Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 479
    The Kataoka Tsurutaro Art Museum, opened in 1998, is a gallery attached to Kusatsu Hotel which can be enjoyed by families. It boasts about 120 permanent exhibits and the exhibition changes four times a year according to the season. Visitors can see the Sainokawara hot spring steam from the large window of the café at the museum, great for relaxing after appreciating the artworks. The café is also open for non-museum patrons.

    西の河原公園の入口の近くにありました。20周年とのことで、入場料が600円と、従来の1千円より安くなっております。入場せずお土産のみを買うこともできます。期待はしておりませんでしたが、展示数も意外と多くて、個人的には作品もよかったと思います。鶴太郎本人がすべて書いたとすれば、何年も準備にかかるかと思われます。有名な海外画家とは違いますが、才能を感じます。写真もフラッシュなしで撮影できますので、気軽...

  • Nakanojo Museum of Folk and History Musee
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    4.0
    21 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.

    地域の郷土資料館が好きな身にとって、水運から陸運に移行した話などいろいろ勉強になりました。 しいて言うと、昭和の後半あたりの開発の状況などももう少し網羅してくれればよいのに・・と思いました。

  • Kazawa Snow Area
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Tashiro 1017
    This ski resort is located in Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture, approximately 25 minutes' drive from Manza-Kazawaguchi Station. It consists of two areas, the highland area and the Kaman slope, and offers a variety of courses for beginners and advanced skiers to enjoy. At the restaurant in the Center House, visitors can enjoy meals such as a pork curry, the taste of which has not changed in the forty years that the ski area has been open, or inaka udon. There are also counter where visitors can rent various kinds of equipment such as skis and snowboards and shop available in the House, as well as ski schools organized by the Snow Area.

    嬬恋にある小さなスキー場です。 ここはあまり雪が降らないのかスノーマシンで雪を作っています。そのため下地は硬く、ハードコンディションです。朝一にカービングで切っていくのがとても気持ち良いです。目の前に広いレストランがあり、そこのソフトクリームが美味しくておススメです。

  • Kusatsu Forest Stage
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 618
    An outdoor amusement zone built on the grounds of the Nakazawa Village resort and hotel in the Kusatsu Onsen hot spring resort district. The facility boasts 42 attractions, among the most of its kind in the country; the full course is 640 meters long and up to over 10 meters above the ground. Visitors can climb obstacles amongst the trees and enjoy attractions like a 100 meter long zip line, soaring through the air. An abundant variety of obstacles and play equipment courses are on offer, from the relatively easy to conquer Fairy Stage to the thrilling Master Stage with its 100 meter zip line.

    My friend really wanted to do this attraction. He showed me pictures. People sliding down wires hooked up to those two-wheel metal contraptions called trucks. It looked like fun. I said yes. We...

  • Ishida Kanko Nouen
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 1353-318
    This farm is located in Kitakaruizawa, Naganohara Town. You’ll find over 50 varieties of produce being cultivated here, and you are free to harvest and eat what you please with no time limit. There’s a shop selling produce and processed goods as well that you can use without entering the farm grounds. Leashed pets are allowed, and a lodge is available in July and August only.

    広大な敷地に野菜果物がたくさんあります。 時間が許せば好きなだけ野菜や果物をもいでその場で食べられます。 食べ切れないものは料金は発生しますが持ち帰ることも可能。 でも実は私たちが一番気に入っているのはペットボトルに入ったリンゴジュース。ストレートタイプ、こちらで絞ったもので甘いけど後味さっぱり。街中で買うものとは一味違います。毎年数本買い占めてきます。(本当はあんまり教えたくない) 気を付け...

  • Isama Studio Park
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Nakanojomachi Gotanda 3527-5
    A park located along Prefectural Route 53 in Gotanda, Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County. The park is located on the former site of the local public middle school #4 and was the shooting location for the film Sleeping Man, a movie that commemorated Gunma Prefecture reaching a population of two-million people. The wooden school house is now used as a cinematography studio and lodging for those shooting on location and the grounds of the park are home to various sets that were used in films. In the fall they hold the Isama Studio Film Festival which includes film screenings and other events.

    映画「眠る男」のロケで使われた廃校がそのまま記念館的に公開されています。中之条の市街地から北に山の中にかなり入っていきますが、県道沿いなので見つけやすいです。夏の間は無休ですが、1-3月は土日祝だけのオープンになるので注意。

  • Yanagiya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima 4145
    You’ll find this unique amusement center in the hot spring district of Shima Onsen, Shima, Nakanojo Town. Visitors can enjoy Japanese pinball in this retro, nostalgic facility. You can exchange your balls for prizes, and tea and snacks are provided as well.

    店先に店主のおばあちゃんの若かりし頃のポスターが貼ってありました。今から何年前のポスターかは分かりませんが、こんな若い時からずっとスマートボールと人生を共にしてきたのかと思うと感慨深いお店でした。 おばあちゃんに長生きしてずっとずっと続いて欲しいです。

  • Karuizawa Snow Park
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 2032-16
    "This ski resort is inside President Resort, in Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. It is located 40 minutes from Karuizawa Station by either shuttle bus or by taxi. There are a variety of courses, from a family course which is suitable for lift beginners, to the expert ""Azalea"" course with a maximum gradient of 32 degrees, for skiers of all levels to enjoy themselves. There is a dog park where visitors can play with their pets in the snow, and there are also pet-friendly cottages and a dog hotel located nearby. Additionally, there are restaurants and hot springs nearby, and visitors can enjoy them throughout the day."
  • Lake Nozori Camp Site
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Iriyama National forest
    This campsite is located in the 2,000-meter-high mountains, at an altitude of 1,500 meters, on the lakeside of Lake Nozori, dam lake. There are 39 bungalows (4 people), each 5 tatami mats in size (of which 3 are pet friendly), 2 bungalows (8 people), each 11 tatami mats in size with a loft and deck, and also an open tent camping area for free. Day camping is also possible. A reservation is required for both day and night camping. In addition to 24-hour coin-operated showers and laundry, there is also rental of a gymnasium available, which is unusual for a campsite.

    見たことのない景色があると聞いて尋ねてみました 実際には着いた時は曇っていたので思ったほど綺麗でなかったのですが 晴れた瞬間、何とも言えない美しい湖が目の前に現れました 雲の流れ、空の流れ、すべて湖面に映り込む 綺麗な緑と相まってとても美しい景色です これを見るだけでこのキャンプ場に来てよかったと思えると感じます キャンプ場の過ごし方は大きく二つ 一つはメインとなるバンガロー、もう一つはフリー...

  • Kurumi no Mori Camping Site
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kitakaruizawa 1353-2250
    This campsite is located in the forests of Kita Karuizawa, Gunma Prefecture. In addition to basic camping facilities such as the autocamp site and bungalows with lofts, there are also cooking areas and showers available. In the management building, camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, barbeque grills and tongs are also available for rental. There are a range of items for sale, from charcoal and lighters to insect repellent sprays and salad oil. With a reservation, barbeque ingredients can also be purchased.

    子連れでロフト・デッキ付バンガローに宿泊しました。 キャンプ場の端から端まで歩いても2分位なので、水道・トイレ・管理棟等 適度に離れている感じでした。 土日で利用しましたが、軽井沢-中軽井沢あたりは人も車も多く、騒々しかったですが 北軽井沢を抜けたこのキャンプ場の周辺はキャベツ畑等が多く、車もあまり通らないのでゆっくり自然を満喫できる環境です。 夜になると無数の星が空一面に広がっていて、子供も喜ん...

  • Sainokawara Park
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu
    Sainokawara Park was once feared as the “Devil’s Fountain” and the area is filled with hot springs gushing water and rising steam. It is now a park with walkways to enjoy. There are also monuments and memorials of famous people and writers in the park, such as Dr. Baltz and Mokichi Saito.
  • Manza Onsen Ski Resort
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    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura Manza Onsen
    This ski resort is located approximately 80 minutes from the Joshin-etsu Expressway Usui-Karuizawa Interchange. Visitors can enjoy the majestic views of the mountains and the exhilarating feeling of skiing straight down to the bottom. There are various courses, from beginners’ courses to expert-level courses, including the wide, floodlit main slope in front of the Prince Hotel, and the forested slope with lots of variation. There is also the Manza Snowfield with its snow escalator, sledding slope and tubing course, where small children can safely enjoy the snow.
  • Asama Plateau Rhododendron Park
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Kambara Gunma Saka 1053-1
    Located in Asama Plateau, Tsumagoi Village, Gunma Prefecture, this elevated flower garden stretches out across the slopes of Mitsuone mountain. From mid-May to early June, approximately 150,000 rhododendron flowers bloom here. There is a free shuttle bus from Manza-Kazawaguchi Station. In addition to several types of rhododendron, a variety of plateau flora cover the vast area, such as Japanese azalea—a flower native to Gunma Prefecture and Iogoke, a type of lichen also known as Monroe's Lip. In autumn, visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the larch forest shining in the sunlight, and in winter blanketed with beautiful pure white snow.
  • Cliofield Karuizawa Auto Camping
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Okuwa 1984-160
    This families-only campsite is located in Naganohara Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. In addition to the standard campsite which makes good use of the trees and its natural surroundings, there are also two large auto camp sites with big sections for each plot, and sites which have access to AC power and log cabins. There is also a camp plan which includes the rental of camping equipment and setting up of tents, so campers don't have to bring their own, and even beginners to camping can enjoy a casual camping trip. All of the toilets in the facilities such as the center house are flush toilets, and all of the facilities including the kitchen facilities are clean.

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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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