60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gunma Prefecture Trip Planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Ota
1
Ota
— 15 nights
Drive
2
Minakami-machi
— 14 nights
Drive
3
Kusatsu-machi
— 15 nights
Drive
4
Takasaki
— 15 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Manila

S M T W T F S
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1

Ota

— 15 nights
Visit Kanayama Castle Remains and Hotoku-ji Temple for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Japan Snake Center and Konaka Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Ota side-trips: Itakura-machi (Raiden Shrine & Gunma Suigo Park), Tatebayashi (Buyokan, Zenchoji Temple, &more) and Midori (Tomihiro Art Museum, Lake Kusaki, &more).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ota online trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Ota is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Ota. Traveling from Manila in May, expect nights in Ota to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Ota

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Minakami-machi

— 14 nights
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area and I Love Outdoors Japan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tenichi Art Museum and Naramata Dam Disaster Protection Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minakami-machi: Katashina-mura (Snowpal Oguna Hotaka & Ozegahara), Kawaba-mura (Kojyu Hotspring, Tsuchida Brewery, &more) and Numata (Otone Breweries, Fukiwarenotaki Falls, &more). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Oze National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, stroll through Akayako Promenade, grab your bike and head to Gunma Cycle Sports Center, and make a trip to Takumi no Sato.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Minakami-machi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ota to Minakami-machi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Kusatsu-machi

— 15 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Environment Experience Amusement and Balz Kinenkan. Get outdoors at Yubatake and Takeuchi Golf Tennis Court Blueberry Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Rokuha Park Pool (in Kusatsu), Asama Otaki Fall (in Naganohara-machi) and Tsumagoi-mura (Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, Tsumagoi Kogen Golf Course, &more).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kusatsu-machi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Minakami-machi to Kusatsu-machi in 2 hours. In May in Kusatsu-machi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Takasaki.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Takasaki

— 15 nights
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Haruna Shrine and Daishin-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Konnyaku Park and Kamitsuke no Sato Museum. Explore Takasaki's surroundings by going to Shibukawa (Kajikabashi, Ikaho Shrine, &more), Maebashi (Genkeiji Temple, Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma, &more) and Ankodo (in Yoshioka-machi). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tomioka Silk Mill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maebashi Catholic Church, head outdoors with Misato Bairin, and explore the activities along Lake Haruna.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Takasaki trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kusatsu-machi to Takasaki by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Takasaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Takasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Gunma Prefecture travel guide

3.8
Onsen Resorts · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Gunma Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the northwest corner of the Kantō region on the main Honshu island. Its capital is Maebashi.HistoryJapan was without horses until around the fifth century CE. The ancient province of Gunma was a center of the horsebreeding and trading activities for the newly immigrated continental peoples. The arrival of horses and the remains of horse-tackle coincides with the arrival of a large migration from the mainland. From this point forward, the horse became a vital part of Japanese military maneuvers, quickly displacing the older Yayoi tradition of fighting on foot.When Mount Haruna erupted in the late 6th century, Japan was still in the pre-historical phase (prior to the importation of the Chinese writing system during the Nara period). The Gunma Prefectural archaeology unit in 1994 was able to date the eruption through zoological anthropology at the corral sites that were buried in ash.In the past, Gunma was joined with Tochigi Prefecture and called Kenu Province. This was later divided into Kami-tsu-ke (Upper Kenu, Gunma) and Shimo-tsu-ke (Lower Kenu, Tochigi). The area is sometimes referred to as Jomo (上毛, Jōmō). For most of Japanese history, Gunma was known as the province of Kozuke.In the early period of contact between western nations and Japan, particularly the late Tokugawa, it was referred to by foreigners as the "Joushu States", inside (fudai, or loyalist) Tokugawa retainers and the Tokugawa family symbol is widely seen at public buildings, temples and shrines.

Source