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Famous 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.

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Gunma Access Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user KurumanGunma is relatively close to the Metropolitan area, and therefore is a great destination for those that want to get...Read more

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First Time in Gunma

Photo Cred: Flickr user kc7fys https://www.flickr.com/photos/14179298@N00/269734598/Kusatsu Hotsprings The Kusatsu Hotspring is the leading hot s...Read more

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Gunma Food Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user nakashiKonjac Ever heard of Konjac? If not, don’t be intimidated by the plant’s outer features. Simply put, Konjac is a ty...Read more

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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.Read more

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Ikaho Onsen Hot Spring Town

Ikaho is a hot spring resort town that is said to have existed since the 8th century. It is famous for its two different kinds of hot spring water ...Read more

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Tajimaya

Tajimaya is a traditional Japanese sweets shop that specialises in sweets that have silk in them!Read more

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Takuminosato

Takuminosato, also sometimes written Takumi no Sato, literally translates to "home of artisans". It is a small village consisting of shops and hous...Read more

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Tomioka Silk Mill

This factory was the first in Japan to produce raw silk from silkworm cocoons during the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). In 2014, the UNESCO world her...Read more

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Mount Tanigawa

Tanigawa-dake, also called Mount Tanigawa, is 1977 m high and a popular place for rock climbers. A scenic lookout at 1321 m can also be reached by ...Read more

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Oze National Park

Famous places within Oze National Park are Ozegahara, Japan's largest highland marsh, and Ozenuma pond. The large national park continues outside o...Read more

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