Kurabuchi and Haruna areas are places similar to Takasaki’s natural wonder.
In Kurabuchi, you can find the roadside station which carries fresh farm products, “Kurabuchi Oguri no Sato,” “Warabidaira Forest Park Camping Ground” which is at an elevation of 1,100m, and hiking / mountain climbing courses for Mt. Hanamagarisan, Mt. Asamakakushisan, Mt. Tsunoochiyama and Mt. Takakurayama.
In Haruna, you have Mt. Harunasan and Haruna Lake which can be enjoyed year round. Haruna Shrine is a popular power spot and “Kudamono Kaidou” is home to many delicious fruits.
One of Japan’s 100 castles is Minowajouseki, which is located in the Misato area.
The last Sunday of October is the day of the Minowajou Festival, which is held at the main enclosure of Minowajouseki castle. The wonderful traditional wedding-based pageant “Minowa no Sato no Kitsune no Yomeiri” also takes place in October.
In Spring, located in the Kantou planes, “Misato Ume Garden” ‘s 100,000 plum trees start to bloom. Also, amazing floral landscapes containing red, white and pink Phlox can be enjoyed at “Misatoshibazakura Park.”
There’s an area In Gunma called “Haniwa no Sato.”
It hosts 3 unique museums. The first is “Kamitsuke no Sato.” There you can experience exhibits of ancient Gunma times. The “Gunma Prefectural Muesum of Literature in Commemoration of Bunmei Tsuchiya” is a great place to learn about poet Bunmei Tsuchiya of Hodota-cho. Finally there’s the “Nippon Silk Center” where you can experience Gunma’s traditional silk making.
The “Kamitsukehaniwa Park” contains the 3 enormous tombs of the “Hotodakofungun.”
There are even farmlands of the gigantic and sweet Kokufu Chinese cabbage.
Gunma’s Shinmachi contains 3 beautiful rivers. The first is Karasugawa, where many lovely swans come to visit. The second is Nukuigawa, which was drawn by legendary Hiroshige. Finally, there is Kannagawa River, which quietly whispers tales of great wars fought during the Sengoku times.
By following the “Nakasendo” course, you can see Japanese bananas and tea plants. There you will find many nostalgic flavors as well as popular snacks once ate by kings. There are many delicious foods as well as a plethora of fun events to be had at Shinmachi. The popular dish “Gassen ni Katsu” is something everyone must try once in their lifetimes.
Surrounded by flowers and beautiful landscapes lies an ancient power hidden within Yoshiimachi. The “Tagohi” is one of 3 ancient Japanese monuments that date back over 1,300 years.
You can see wild birds, fireflies and many beautiful flowers like the Katakuri by taking a stroll through the old towns on the Himekaidou. Ancient Japanese martial arts are still practiced in these towns. You can even buy cheap, fresh, and delicious food directly from the farmers there. Don’t miss out on a perfect 360 panorama atop Mt. Ushibuseyama, covered in beautiful sakura and hydrangea.