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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;…

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…

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…

Caribbean Beach in Gunma!

Tired of the same swimming pools? Do your senses demand a new and fascinating adventure? Do you want to go swimming but you don’t want to get tanned? Well nowadays, there are a lot of gimmicks that can easily catch our attention. So, brace yourself for an exciting experience in the Caribbean Beach located at…

Hokubu Undou Kouen Park, festival spot and natural wonder!

Unlike Tokyo, Kyoto, or even Osaka, before coming to Japan, I myself had not heard much (if anything) about Gunma prefecture. Like other businessmen/women or ALTs, I was brought here through work. Here’s a little tip for all newcomers to Japan Author’s photo Explore your local council’s website, and research what the surrounding towns have…