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12 Things to Do in Gunma in Spring

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12 Things to Do in Gunma in Spring

Gunma offers its cherry blossoms combined with daffodils, mountain phlox, converted tramcars, feudal warriors and even a World Heritage Site.

Lake Nozoriko

Lake Nozoriko

Discover enjoyable hiking trails among roughly 300 varieties of alpine plants that grow naturally in the area.

Access: 45 min. by taxi from JR Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station.

Iwai Shinsui Park

Iwai Shinsui Park

This flower-viewing spot is well known for its field full of beautiful daffodils and its row of cherry trees.

Access: 10 min. by taxi from JR Gunma Haramachi Station.

Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura

Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura

Come see a 1.3-kilometer row of cherry trees that is illuminated after dark.

Access: 20 min. by bus from Ohgo Station on the Jomo Electric Railway Line.

Watarase Keikoku Railway

Watarase Keikoku Railway

Tramcars converted for sightseeing offer wonderful views of the ravine along this railway line.

Access: Accessible from Kiryu Station on the Watarase Keikoku Railway Line.

Misato Shibazakura Park

Misato Shibazakura Park

Three different shades of mountain phlox are spread all over this roughly 4-hectare hillside.

Access: 40 min. by bus from JR Takasaki Station.

Kannon-yama

Kannon-yama

Located near Takasaki Station, this spot is well known for its beautiful cherry blossoms. A statue of Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Compassion) stands about 42 meters tall.

Access: 25 min. by bus from JR Takasaki Station.

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill

Registered as a World Heritage Site, this mill helped popularize Japanese silk around the world.

Access: 10 min. walk from Joshu Tomioka Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line.

Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

About 300 local people dress as feudal warriors to parade through the streets amid the falling cherry blossom petals.

Access: 10 min. by taxi from Joshu Fukushima Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line.

Gunma Safari Park

Gunma Safari Park

Visitors can interact with the herbivores and feed the carnivores.

Access: 15 min. by taxi from Joshu Tomioka Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line.

Sakura-to Koinobori no Sato Matsuri

Sakura-to Koinobori no Sato Matsuri

A row of blooming cherry trees and about 5,000 carp streamers create a spectacular sight at this event.

Access: 15 min. walk from Tatebayashi Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line.

Tsutsujigaoka Park

Tsutsujigaoka Park

Giant torch azaleas more than 800 years old await visitors to this park.

Access: 40 min. walk from Tatebayashi Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line.

Tobu Treasure Garden

Tobu Treasure Garden

Mountain phlox and nemophila grow all around this flower garden.

Access: 15 min. walk from Morinji-mae Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line.