60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Ota
— 15 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Minakami-machi
— 14 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kusatsu-machi
— 15 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Takasaki
— 15 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

15
nights
Ota

Ota ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kanayama Castle Remains and Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi. Explore Ota's surroundings by going to Midori (Iwajuku , Kesakake Bridge, &more), Tatebayashi (Mukai Chiaki Children's Science Museum, Tatebayashi Museum No.2 (Former Jomo Muslin Office, Former Katai Tayama Residence), &more) and Kiryu (Kiryugaoka Zoo, Kiryu Club, &more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ota trip planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Ota is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manila in April, expect Ota to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Ota

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tatebayashi, Kiryu, Midori, Oizumi-machi, Isesaki
Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 5:
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Kiryu Club ©
Kiryu Club
Raiden Shrine ©
Raiden Shrine
Textile Museum Yukari ©
Textile Museum Yukari

14
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tenichi Art Museum and Naramata Dam Disaster Protection Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Minakami-machi: Katashina-mura (Ozegahara & Snow Park Oze Tokura), Kawaba-mura (Kojyu Hotspring, Kabuto Falls, &more) and Numata (Fukiwarenotaki Falls & Tenkeiji Temple). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Oze National Park. On the 11th (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with I LOVE OUTDOORS JAPAN. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Takumi no Sato, get outside with Minakami Kogen Ski Resort, and hike along Akayako Promenade.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Minakami-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ota to Minakami-machi takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Numata, Kawaba-mura, Katashina-mura, Oze National Park, Gunma Astronomical Observatory
Find places to stay May 5 — 19:
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Oze National Park ©
Oze National Park
Onsen Resorts
Tenichi Art Museum ©
Tenichi Art Museum

15
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Get a sense of the local culture at Netsunoyu and Environment Experience Amusement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kusatsu-machi: Asama Otaki Fall (in Naganohara-machi), Nakanojo-machi (Nakanojo Museum of Folk & History, Musee, Thermal Spas, &more) and Tsumagoi-mura (Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, Aisai no Oka, &more).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kusatsu-machi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minakami-machi to Kusatsu-machi in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Takasaki.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nakanojo-machi, Tsumagoi-mura, Asama Otaki Fall
Find places to stay May 19 — Jun 3:
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Onsen Resorts
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

15
nights
Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tomioka Silk Mill and Haruna Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Takasaki: Shinto Winery (in Shinto-mura), Gunma Safari Park (in Tomioka) and Shibukawa (Tanashitafudo Waterfall, Ikaho Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Konnyaku Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishin-ji Temple, and explore the activities along Lake Haruna.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Takasaki holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Takasaki takes 2 hours. In June in Takasaki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Takasaki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Maebashi, Shibukawa, Tomioka, Tamamura-machi, Annaka
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 18:
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Lake Haruna ©
Lake Haruna
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps