14 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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14 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Tomioka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Yoshioka-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Minakami-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kusatsu-machi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Bangkok

1
night
Tomioka

Tomioka ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gunma Natural Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apt Street, and then take in the views from Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nakatake Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Myogi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Myogi Shrine.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tomioka trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Tomioka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Tomioka at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Yoshioka-machi.

Things to do in Tomioka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Annaka, Shimonita-machi
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Gunma Natural Museum ©
Gunma Natural Museum
Myogi Shrine ©
Myogi Shrine
Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine ©
Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine

2
nights
Yoshioka-machi

Yoshioka-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Akagi Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akagi Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Akagi-yama, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Shibukawa Skyland Park, admire the masterpieces at Hara Museum Arc, then savor the flavors at Seihotei, then examine the collection at Takehisa Yumeji, Ikaho Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Ikaho Toy, Doll and Car Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yoshioka-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tomioka to Yoshioka-machi takes an hour. Traveling from Tomioka in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Yoshioka-machi, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Yoshioka-machi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shibukawa, Maebashi, Akagi-yama
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Ikaho Toy, Doll and Car Museum ©
Ikaho Toy, Doll and Car Museum
Hara Museum Arc ©
Hara Museum Arc
Akagi Shrine ©
Akagi Shrine

5
nights
Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ozegahara and Doai Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minakami-machi: Kashozan Ryugein (in Numata), Kichijo-ji Temple (in Kawaba-mura) and Katashina-mura (Thermal Spas & White World Oze Iwakura). On the 28th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Minakami Hodaigi Ski Place, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tanigawa, see human ingenuity at work at Aimata Dam, and admire all the interesting features of Doleland Minakami.

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You can drive from Yoshioka-machi to Minakami-machi in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Katashina-mura, Kichijo-ji Temple, Kashozan Ryugein
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White World Oze Iwakura ©
White World Oze Iwakura
Doai Station ©
Doai Station
Ozegahara ©
Ozegahara

4
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Onsen Resorts and Karuizawa Snow Park. Step out of Kusatsu-machi with an excursion to Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort in Tsumagoi-mura--about 48 minutes away.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kusatsu-machi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Minakami-machi to Kusatsu-machi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Naganohara-machi, Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort, Michi-no-Eki Yamba Furusato Kan, Chatsubomigoke
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Karuizawa Snow Park ©
Karuizawa Snow Park
Kusatsu Tsurutaro Kataoka Art Museum ©
Shirane Shrine ©
Shirane Shrine