Gunma blooms with cherry blossoms and a range of other flowers. As the snow melts away, the Tone River flows faster, making for thrilling whitewater rafting conditions. The fair weather is perfect for hiking, bungee jumping, and other forms of outdoor adventure. Relax after these activities with a dip in an onsen.
Late July is the height of Oze’s floral season, when yellow daylilies burst open across the marshland. Cool off on hot days by canoeing across Lake Shima. Summer is the ideal time to participate in Gunma’s vibrant festivals and fireworks events, where you can get a taste for local culture.
Cooler temperatures and brightly colored foliage make autumn a popular season for hiking in Gunma. Take the Tanigawadake Ropeway to see the colorful trees below, or hike around Mt. Akagi, Fukiware no Taki Falls, or Mt. Myogi for other spectacular autumn scenes.
Enjoy picture-perfect winter scenery as you bathe in Takaragawa Onsen’s riverside outdoor onsen, where deep snow blankets the surrounding landscape. Bathe in the hot, steamy onsen of Kusatsu before enjoying the evening’s illuminations. For a more active winter experience, enjoy exceptional skiing conditions in the mountains or try ice-fishing at Lake Onuma on Mt. Akagi. In the evening, don’t miss seasonal illuminations across the prefecture.