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Explore the New Gunma Excellence Venues

Explore the New Gunma Excellence Venues

April 15, 2024

Discover the latest additions to our Gunma Excellence program. The GE certification is awarded to hotels, inns, restaurants and other tourist facilities that provide a quality experience for foreign visitors. Enjoy a hassle-free stay as you explore Gunma.

Kusatsu Onsen Boun

Just minutes from the Yubatake hot water field, Kustatsu Onsen Boun offers many opportunities to relax and rejuvenate, from the bathing facilities and beautiful rhododendron garden to the spas and displays of seasonal flowers. Unwind in this soothing environment while indulging in delicious cuisine made with local ingredients.

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Aeruyado Takamatsu

Enjoy the stylish, modern design of this contemporary inn near the center of Kusatsu Onsen. The wood-paneled guest rooms are sleek and minimalist, creating an environment of rustic tranquillity. Some rooms have a private open-air onsen bath, which draws its water from the Yubatake spring. Aeruyado Takamatsu was built as an extension to the famous Hotel Takamatsu, where you can enjoy gourmet meals.

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Hodaigi Ski Resort

This secluded snow resort in Mt. Hodaigi is an ideal winter escape for those looking to avoid the crowded slopes. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels and ages can enjoy the 16 different runs, and private lessons are available in English. Easily accessible from Minakami Onsen and Tokyo, this hidden gem should be on every winter sports enthusiast's list.

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Bettei Senjuan

Immerse yourself in luxury in a modern take on a traditional ryokan. The hotel features striking architecture and spaces that harmonize with the environment, from the vast windows of the curved hallway, to the cozy reading room tucked away in the garden. Guest rooms have a private outdoor bath and views of Mt. Tanigawa. The hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux, an association of distinctive hotels around the world.

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Fukuichi

Experience history and stay in a 440-year-old ryokan that has been a favorite retreat for generations of visitors. Located at the top of the iconic stone steps of Ikaho Onsen, its prime location makes it an ideal base for exploring the area.

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Kaichoro

Experience the ultimate in hospitality honed over 400 years at this modern ryokan. Each of the eight guest rooms has a private outdoor bath and a magnificent view of the surrounding nature. Meals are prepared by an award-winning chef and are sure to be a highlight of your stay.

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Asama Kuzanbo

Enjoy an unforgettable stay in a luxury private villa with views of Mt Asama. Asama Kuzanbo is an ideal base for skiing and snowboarding adventures in winter and hiking, fishing and golfing in summer. Take in the beauty of the surrounding natural scenery from spacious private decks or from the comfort of a bath with a spectacular view.

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Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort

With 22 slopes and one of the largest terrain parks in Asia, Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort has something for everyone. A high-speed gondola takes skiers up to 2,100 m, the highest elevation of any ski resort in Gunma, from where they can glide down a course that stretches 3.8 km. Easy access from Tokyo makes it ideal for families and weekend getaways. For non-skiers, the "Sunrise Gondola" offers unforgettable views.

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Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort Hotel

This is the perfect place to stay when you hit the slopes at Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort. It has ski-in, ski-out facilities, an on-site shop, lift ticket office and an onsen for relaxing after a day in the snow. In other seasons, you can explore the beautiful mountain scenery of the Tsumagoi area on hiking and biking trails, or simply enjoy the views from the lounge. There is a free shuttle bus to Kusatsu Onsen.

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Drip and Drops Coffee Minakami

Enjoy coffee, tea, and light meals in this friendly cafe overlooking the Tone River. It's an ideal place to relax after your Minakami adventures. Enjoy the open-air terrace in sunny weather, and toast your day with a refreshing beer.

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Fruits Garden Glamping Villa Harasawa

Get a taste of rustic country life with a glamping stay in a beautiful apple orchard. Enjoy a slower pace of life in your simple, comfortable cottage, and take in the views of the Tanigawa Mountain Range from the deck.

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Ryokan Tanigawa

Stay in a classic ryokan which has hosted literary greats including novelist Osamu Dazai. Located in Tanigawa Onsen, it is an ideal base for exploring Mt. Tanigawa, part of Joshin'etsu Kogen National Park.

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Hotel Sun

Enjoy convenient, affordable accommodation close to Takasaki Station, at Hotel Sun. With an onsite restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a coin laundry, and a range of rooms to suit everyone from solo travelers to families, it's an ideal base for exploring Gunma.

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