Gunma 群馬

Mount Akagi in the Gunma Prefecture

Gunma is located in the Kanto Region and is one of only eight landlocked prefectures. The prefectural capital is Maebashi with a population of around 340,000 people. The prefecture is famous for its many hot springs with surrounding mountains.

Things to see in Gunma

Some of the most visited sightseeing spots in Gunma.

  1. Kusatsu Onsen

    Yubatake in the central of Kusatsu Onsen Town

    Nestled in the mountains of Gunma prefecture some 1200 meters above sea level , Kusatsu Onsen is regarded as one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts. Perhaps the most striking symbol of Kusatsu is the Yubatake, translating to "hot water field", located in the town center. The Yubatake being one of the town's main sources of hot spring water with an output of 5000 liters per minute.

    How to get there

    By train to Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station, from where buses connects to Kusatsu Onsen. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

  2. Ikaho Onsen

    Stone stairs leading up the old town area of Ikaho

    Located on Mount Haruna, Ikaho Onsen is a hot spring town known for its brown reddish, iron-rich thermal waters. The water is said to be especially effective in treating fatigue and poor circulation. Going up through the atmospheric old town area of Ikaho is a 300 meter long stone stair, lined by ryokan (inns) and old traditional shops.

    How to get there

    By train to Shibukawa Station, from where a 20 minute bus ride takes you to Ikaho Town.