60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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60 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Ota
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Minakami-machi
— 16 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

13
nights
Ota

Ota ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Tatebayashi (Former Nigyo Kemban Association Office, Tsuruuda River, & more), Midori (Konaka Falls, Kesakake Bridge, & more) and Kiryu (Fujuzawano Okakuzakura, Okawa Art Museum, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kanayama Castle Remains, stop by Ci Brasil de oizumi, make a trip to Koizumiinari Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Tajima Yahei Old House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ota online itinerary creator.

Manila, Philippines to Ota is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Ota is cooler than Manila - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Ota

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tatebayashi, Kiryu, Midori, Ora-gun, Isesaki
Find places to stay Apr 19 — May 2:
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Kiryugaoka Zoo ©
Kiryugaoka Zoo
Tomihiro Art Museum ©
Tomihiro Art Museum
Raiden Shrine ©
Raiden Shrine

16
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 out of the city life by going to Oze National Park and Fukiwarenotaki Fall. Explore Minakami-machi's surroundings by going to Kawaba-mura (Wine Tours & Tastings, Kabuto Falls, & more), Gunma Astronomical Observatory (in Takayama-mura) and Numata (Spas & Wellness, Tenkeiji, & more). On the 5th (Fri), spend a day of thorough relaxation at some of the top local onsens. Spend a day outdoors on the 9th (Tue) with I Love Outdoors Japan. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Takumi no Sato, fly down the slopes at Snowpal Oguna Hotaka, see the interesting displays at Tenichi Art Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fujiwara Snow&Spa Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Minakami-machi vacation planner.

Drive from Ota to Minakami-machi in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ota in May: highs in Minakami-machi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Numata, Katashina-mura, Kawaba-mura, Showa-mura, Oze National Park
Find places to stay May 2 — 18:
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Oze National Park ©
Oze National Park
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
I LOVE OUTDOORS JAPAN ©
I LOVE OUTDOORS JAPAN

15
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Onioshidashi Volcanic Park and Karuizawa Toy Kingdom. Visiting Yubatake and Mt. Shirane will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kusatsu-machi side-trips: Naganohara-machi (Takeuchi Golf Tennis Court Blueberry Garden, Asama Otaki Fall, & more), Nakanojo-machi (Hana no Eki Monohara, Ozen Waterfall, & more) and Tsumagoi-mura (Kazawa Snow Area & Tsutsujinoyu).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kusatsu-machi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Minakami-machi to Kusatsu-machi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Minakami-machi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kusatsu-machi, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Takasaki.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakanojo-machi, Tsumagoi-mura, Naganohara-machi, Rokuha Park Pool
Find places to stay May 18 — Jun 2:
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Netsunoyu ©
Netsunoyu

15
nights
Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
You'll explore and learn at Tomioka Silk Mill and Kannamachi Dinosaurs Center. Get outdoors at Ikaho Green Farm and Lake Haruna. Venture out of the city with trips to Maebashi (Genkeiji Temple, Ninomiya Akagi Shrine, & more), Shibukawa (Ikaho Shrine 伊香保神社, Ikaho Stone Step Street, & more) and Kanra-machi (Konnyaku Park & Kanra Town History and Folklore Museum). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gunma Safari Park, examine the collection at Fuji Fureaikan, and pause for some photo ops at The monument of Tago (Tagohi).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Takasaki travel planner.

Getting from Kusatsu-machi to Takasaki by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Takasaki are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Takasaki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maebashi, Shibukawa, Fujioka, Tomioka, Tamamura-machi
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 17:
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Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps