8 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Kusatsu-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Numata
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Takasaki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kusatsu-machi: Tsumagoi-mura (Onioshidashi Volcanic Park & Karuizawa Toy Kingdom).

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kusatsu-machi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kusatsu-machi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Kusatsu-machi hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Numata.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tsumagoi-mura
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

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nights
Numata

Numata ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ogawa Castle Ruins, make a trip to Takumi no Sato, then admire the sheer force of Fukiwarenotaki Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ukishima Kannnondo. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then snap pictures at Fureai Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Numata day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Numata in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in December, expect Numata to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Takasaki.

Things to do in Numata

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Minakami-machi, Fureai Bridge
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Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Onsen Resorts
Takumi no Sato ©
Takumi no Sato

2
nights
Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomioka Silk Mill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine, then explore the activities along Lake Haruna, and finally don't miss a visit to Ikaho Stone Step Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Takasaki trip builder .

Traveling by car from Numata to Takasaki takes an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Takasaki when traveling from Numata in December, with lows around 0°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Takasaki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tomioka Silk Mill, Ikaho Stone Steps
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Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine