Gunma Prefecture | Travel Guide
Not too far away from Tokyo, you can find the nature and hot spring paradise of Gunma. Many people who live in Tokyo go to Gunma when they want to take a short break from the city. You can find many famous onsen resorts in Gunma like Kusatsu, Ikaho, Minakami, and more. Winter is the most popular time to go to the onsen, and in the summer it is a great place to go to cool down in one of the rivers and to go camping near the riverside. Read this travel guide for more tips!
Sericulture (silk) used to be Gunma’s main industry, and for those looking to learn more about the prefecture’s past, it is interesting to visit the Tomioka Silk Mill and other industrial heritage that is connected to the silk industry. Nowadays, Gunma’s main export products are konjac and dairy.
Mikazukimura Theme Park
Mikazukimura is a historical theme park located in Yabuzuka-machi, Ota city of Gunma prefecture. This theme park was rebuilt preserving the atmosphere of a village of the Edo period
Kanayama Castle Ruins
In the city Ota, prefecture of Gunma, are the ruins of an original Japanese castle. Iwamatsu Iezumi built this castle in 1469...
Kanmuri Inari Shrine
Located in the prefecture of Gunma, in the city of Ota, is the Kanmuri Inari Jinja. It is one of the sanctuaries that make up the network of places that have the god Inari as their main deity.
Kusatsu Hot Spring
The town of Kusatsu in Gunma became well known about 120 years ago after Dr. Balz from Germany, found its hot spring to be very effective against all kinds of ailments.
Ota City Tour of the Seven Lucky Gods
The seven gods of good fortune have been worshipped for many years by the Japanese people. The seven gods in Joshu Ota (Ota City in Gunma) are enshrined respectively at the seven temples located at the foot of Kanayama Hill.