6 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Shibukawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kusatsu-machi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Shibukawa

Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Fukiwarenotaki Falls, steep yourself in history at Tomioka Silk Mill, then look for gifts at Seihotei, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ikaho Stone Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mizusawaji, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shibukawa online trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Shibukawa is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Shibukawa is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Shibukawa, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fukiwarenotaki Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Tomioka Silk Mill, Haruna Shrine
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill

3
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): walk around Sainokawara Park, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Netsunoyu, then go for a walk through Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, and finally make a trip to Japan's Highest National Highway Point.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kusatsu-machi trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Shibukawa to Kusatsu-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kusatsu-machi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, Japan's Highest National Highway Point
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park