GunmaFamous for its gorgeous mountains and luxurious onsens (hot springs) Gunma is a nature lover's delight. Maebashi City, home to many parks and flower gardens, is the capital. Some of the most famous mountains in Japan after Mt. Fuji are located in Gunma; including the “Jomo-Sanzan” (three famous mountains) Mount Akagi, Mount Haruna and Mount Myogi. Visitors can explore the great outdoors in Oze National Park. Home to historical shrines and temples such as Myogi Shrine and Haruna Shrine, Gunma preserves the spiritual cultures of Shinto and Zen Buddhism in Japan. Many places in Gunma are accessible in just about an hour from Tokyo which makes it an area that is easy to visit, even for those here on a short trip.
Places to visit in Gunma
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Kusatsu Onsen Hot Spring Town
This hot spring resort town is renowned for its long history and rich water volume.
Sainokawara Open Air Bath
This outdoor hot spring bath, called a rotenburo in Japanese, is open year-round and accessible for a small fee. Located within Sainokawara Park in the hot spring resort town of Kusatsu, the open air bath offers relaxation amongst nature. The water from the ho
Takaragawa Onsen Hot Spring
Situated on Takaragawa River, a branch of the Tone River in the Minakami area of Gunma Prefecture, this hot spring resort offers nature and relaxation. A big draw among domestic travelers is their open air bath, called rotenburo in Japanese, which is said to b
Shima Onsen Hot Spring Town
Shima Onsen is a hot spring resort town famous for its very long history. In 1954 it was designated as Japan's first Nationally Certified Onsen.
Kawaba Den-en Plaza
Kawaba Den-en Plaza is a so-called roadside station, or "michi no eki" in Japanese. Here you can buy locally grown and produced foods, have a traditional meal and experience blueberry picking.
Tajimaya is a traditional Japanese sweets shop that specialises in sweets that have silk in them!
At Hashimoto Hotel, guests can refresh in the indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths and enjoy traditional multi-course meals. In-room massages can be requested and a sauna is also available for extra relaxation.
Situated in Annaka, 9 km from Gunma Safari Park, Isobekan features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.
Hotel Route-Inn Court Fujioka
Guests can slowly unwind in Route-Inn Court Fujioka’s public bath, dream away with a massage treatment in their room, or watch one of a hundred available pay TV films.
Hotel 1-2-3 Takasaki
Located within a 5-minute walk from JR Takasaki Train Station, Hotel 1-2-3 Takasaki offers accommodations with free wired internet access. Massages can be requested for an extra cost and guests can also relax in the spacious publi
Nagomigokoro-no-Yado Omori boasts a rooftop outdoor hot spring bath with stunning views of the changing seasons. It features concierge services, beauty treatments and massages, while free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby.
Country Hotel Maebashi
Conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from JR Maebashi Station, Country Hotel Maebashi provides comfortable guest rooms with free wired internet. Guests can use hotel’s bicycles to explore the local area.
Takasaki View Hotel
Offering check-in and check-out at noon, Takasaki View Hotel features 4 restaurants, massage treatments and cosy rooms with free wired internet and WiFi access.