Gunma Prefecture


Gunma is blessed with abudant onsen hot springs and magnificient nature.

Situated to the northwest of the Kanto Plains, Gunma boasts various fabulous onsen resorts frequented by tourist all year round. Kusatsu Onsen is well-known for its traditional "Yumomi" (hot spring stirring) dance and rich "Yubatake" (field of hot water); Ikaho Onsen is famous for Stone Steps along whichi accomondations and souvenir shops reside in a harmonious fashion. Shima Onsen located in a quiet mountainous area is loved by visitors who seek to relax in onsen. Minakami Onsen Area offer both quality onsen and outdoor activities.

Across prefectural borders with Niigata, Fukushima and Tochigi lies Ozegahara, an elevated marshland. Yugama is crater lake of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane-san with one-of-kind emerald green water. Mt.Tanigawa-dake is equipped with cable cars guiding visitors to summit. Watarase Valley affords a spectacular beauty of nature from a slow-moving sightseeing train.

Gunma also holds historical value on the sericulture and textile front that had a ramification across the world. The establishment of Tomioka Silk Mill in 1872 and three related sites including Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm, Takayama-sha Sericulture School and Arafune Cold Storage succeeded in mass producing raw silk, allowing people worldwide to enjoy high quality silk products in mordern times. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2014.

From Tokyo:
50 min to Takasaki Station by JR Jo'etsu/Nagano Shinkansen Line, and 15 min from Takasaki to Maebashi Station by JR Ryomo Line.
From Osaka:
2h 30 min from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line.

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