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Mountain adventures and hot springs escapes

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Top Attractions in Gunma

Around Gunma

Kusatsu

Kusatsu

Kusatsu is known for its hot spring resorts, one of Japan’s top three hot springs, along with Gero Onsen in Gifu, and Arima O...

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Minakami

Minakami

Minakami in Gunma Prefecture is known as the outdoor adventure capital of Japan. With every season offering challenging and r...

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Maebashi

Maebashi

Maebashi is a city located in Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kanto region of Japan. As the capital of Gunma Prefecture, the...

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Upcoming Gunma Events

Misato Plum Festival 2025

Misato Plum Festival 2025

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The Misato Plum Festival is held every year from late February to late March, and it's one of Gunma Prefecture's largest plum...

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Maebashi Hatsuichi Festival 2025

Maebashi Hatsuichi Festival 2025

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Held every year on January 9th, the Maebashi Hatsuichi Festival is a fun way to set your intentions for the coming year. The ...

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Where to eat in Gunma

13 Coffee Roasters

13 Coffee Roasters

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13 Coffee Roasters is located in Maebashi, Gunma, and treat the making of coffee as an art form. There are a variety of beans...

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Places to stay in Gunma

Latest Gunma Reports

Akagi Nature Park

Akagi Nature Park

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Located at the western foot of Gunma's Mt. Akagi at an altitude of 600 to 700 meters, the Akagi Nature Park covers an area of...

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About Gunma

Gunma
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Maebashi
Population 2,008,068
Area 6,362.28 sq. km

Not too far from Tokyo in the northern Kanto area, Gunma Prefecture (群馬県, Gunma-ken) can be described as an adventure playground of sorts – skiing, snowboarding, hiking and canyoning (in the Minakami area) provides adrenaline seekers things to do year-round.

Its mountains, ski slopes in the winter, become excellent hiking trails in the summer. Gunma is also known for having some of the nation’s best hot springs, the most notable being Kusatsu Onsen; its Yubatake (hot water field) is a must-see. The Old Tomioka Silk Mill was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2014.

Gunma is also famous for its daruma dolls, the traditional Japanese good luck charm.

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