Relax and Unwind at This Hot Spring in Gunma That Will Take You Back in Time

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) is a mountainous area in the Kanto region (関東地方) of Japan. It is surrounded by numerous natural hot spring resorts, making it a favorite getaway spot for many. One of these is Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago (かやぶきの郷薬師温泉旅籠), an old-fashioned resort with a hot spring that dates back to the late…

Make Your Own Soba at This Traditional Noodle House in Gunma, Japan

Soba (そば) is a delicious buckwheat noodle dish that can be enjoyed either hot or cold in various sauces and broths. You can get them in most parts of Japan, and like any food, they vary in freshness and quality. Surely most people would agree that fresher is better, and what could be fresher than…

Experience True Peace and Tranquility at These 2 Mountain Shrines of Gunma, Japan

The historical shrines of Nikko (日光) are world-famous, as are the temples of Kyoto (京都) and Nara (奈良), yet the mountain shrines of Gunma (群馬) have been sadly ignored by many. These shrines, each attached to a mountain range, form the “Three Mountains of Jomo (上毛三山)” and boast a history dating to early Asuka (飛鳥;…

Relax With Your Whole Family at This Hot Springs Hotel in Gunma

Matsumotoro is a popular hotel located on the slopes of Mt. Haruna in Gunma. Its close proximity to a stratovolcano made it a great place to put up open-air baths which are widely enjoyed by people. travel.rakuten.co.jp/ About the Hotel japantraveleronline.com/ Hotel Matsumotoro is well known for its hot springs coming from two sources: Kogane…

Bathe in Rising Temperatures at the Best Onsen in Kusatsu – Otaki No Yu!

Known as one of the most famous onsen towns in Japan, Kusatsu in Gunma has a free-flowing hot spring which gushes out 32,300 liters of onsen water per day. The natural waters have been said to cure all ailments bar love sickness and Kusatsu has been ranked as the number 1 onsen in Japan for…

Check Out the Stunning Turquoise-Colored Yu-gama Crater Lake at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane!

There are over a hundred active volcanoes in Japan with almost half showing worrying signs of erupting in the future. One of these is a mountain called Kusatsu-Shirane which is located in Kusatsu, Gunma. Its last recorded major eruption dates back to 1983 and has since produced several overlapping cones and three crater lakes. The…

Welcome to the Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant With No Staff!

Everyone knows that Japan is the land of convenience. From an easy access metro system, convenience stores that allow you to do everything from paying bills to buying theater tickets and, of course, the fan favorite – vending machines! There seems to be one on every block and corner selling everything from drinks, bananas, and…

Japanese Niagara Falls, Fukiware no Taki

“When you have time to enjoy the nature then you have more time to live for yourself”, this was on my mind when I visited one of the best national monuments of Japan, Fukiware waterfalls. geocities.jp/ Located in Numata area of Gunma , it is considered to be one of the best 100 waterfalls in…
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