Home to the bounties of nature
Travel north about 100 km from Tokyo and you'll find Gunma Prefecture where you can spend a relaxing time.
Two-thirds of the prefectural land is made up of a mountainous region and the plains that spread out over the southeastern region. You're sure to be enchanted by the beauty of nature in each season and enjoy interacting with the locals through historical and cultural experiences. Encounter parts of Japan you don't know (or haven't seen yet) through traveling to Gunma and nearby sightseeing spots.
BEST ONSEN IN JAPAN
Discover the true wonder of Japan's onsen (hot springs)
Gunma Prefecture has more than 400 hot spring sources and 100 onsen towns in which you can stay. The high number of these isn't the only reason why Gunma is said to be the best place for onsen in Japan. It is also because of the high quality of the hot springs, the beauty of the scenery that surrounds them, their history, and many other aspects that make them the best. Gunma has many of Japan's best when it comes to onsen. It is a must stop for anyone who wants to experience the onsen of Japan.
STUNNING SCENES OF NATURE
Enjoy nature up close
Come breathe in the clean air and refresh your mind and body. Although Gunma is only a short 1-hour ride from Tokyo, two-thirds of it is covered in lush nature. Its scenes of nature change with each of the four seasons, dazzling visitors.
You can also do more than just look by enjoying canoeing, canyoning, rafting, skiing, and other activities that put you in the thick of it. Such close encounters with nature are sure to put the happiest of smiles on your face.
MANY QUALITY INGREDIENTS
Understand the pridebehind Made in Gunma
Safe, delicious food is a must when you travel. Blessed with rich earth and abundant sunlight, Gunma Prefecture produces the highest quality vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish. It also has specialty dishes made using these fresh ingredients.
For example, featured in this picture is Okkirikomi, a local dish made from a uniquely wide flour noodle widely produced in Gunma and delicious vegetables from the prefecture. Come to Gunma and experience its delightful flavors for yourself.
UNIQUE HISTORY AND CULTURE
See a new side of Japan
Gunma Prefecture is one of the regions in eastern Japan with the largest number of ancient tumuli. These tumuli are graves unique to Japan that honor ancient leaders. Come and visit these ancient relics like you would visit the pyramids of Egypt.
There are also many other storied shrines and temples, historic buildings, and cultural properties. One of these is the Tomioka Silk Mill, a factory that supported the modernization of 19th-century Japan by producing quality silk. It is included among Gunma's silk industrial heritages as a World Heritage Site.