Welcome to the center of Japan! Gunma is located about 100km away from Tokyo; making it almost at the exact center of Japanese islands. Just within Gunma Prefecture, there is a difference in climate between the mountains (north) and the plains (south). The northern is relatively colder than the southern part. This landlocked country is best known for its over 200 onsens, beautiful mountains, ski resorts, outdoor adventures, and Melody Roads. Gunma is only 50 minutes away from Tokyo via shinkansen.


Gunma’s prefectural capital is Maebashi, where modern industries such as transport and electrical equipment are concentrated. Gunma Prefecture is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, creating an ideal environment for high-quality onsens and mountain sports.


Known to be the "City of Water, Greenery and Poets" 

Kusatsu Onsen

Regularly named Japan's best onsen town; the waters are known for their healing qualities

Shima Onsen

Literally translates to "Forty Thousand Hot Spring"


Japan's first modern silk factory, established in 1872

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.


Yaki Manju is a roasted sweet bun. Four soft buns are pierced with a skewer, roasted over charcoal, and coated with rich, sweet, salty miso sauce. It is sweet and savory, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It is a well-loved snack in Gunma. (Image via Shima Onsen)


The name “okirikomi” comes from the Japanese word for the motion of throwing the noodles directly into the pot while cutting them. Traditionally eaten by farmers in Maebashi, okirikomi is a hearty hotpot made with thick long wheat noodles and seasonal vegetables. The soup is miso-flavored (fermented soybean paste), so the taste is a bit sweet. Okirikomi is best enjoyed during winter. (Image via Tsunagu Japan)

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Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Onsen (Hot Springs)

Onsen (Hot Springs)

Gunma is home to several high-quality onsen towns, such as Kusatsu Onsen, Manza, Shima, and Ikaho. The excellent waters are among the most sulfuric in all of Japan and have numerous health benefits.

Konnyaku Making


92% of the konjac distributed in Japan is harvested in Gunma. It has a chewy texture, is very rich in fiber, and contains no calories. You can see how it is produced, and try it yourself!

Daruma Painting

Daruma Painting

Gunma is the leading producer of Daruma dolls in Japan. It is considered to bring good luck. Try making and painting it, and you can make your wish upon it!

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Recommended Hotels

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Dormy Inn Maebashi

Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki

Kusatsu Onsen Hotel

Manza Prince Hotel

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