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This month's folk festivals

Outdoor Season

Outdoor season has finally arrived!
The aftershocks of the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake seem less frequent and the weather has been warm enough to enjoy outdoor sports!
There are so many camping areas and other outdoor facilities in Gunma where you can spend a great time with your family and friends. For this month, we would like to show you some of the amazing outdoor activities that you can enjoy in Gunma.

Haruna Auto Camping

Haruna Auto Camping

Haruna Auto Camping is located by the beautiful Lake Haruna, surrounded by a forest. This camping area has received 4 stars from the Japan Auto Camping Federation.

Period ~ End of November
Place 854 Harunako-machi Takasaki, Gunma MAP
Access 22 km from Shibukawa/Ikaho exit on the Kanetsu expressway via Ikaho Onsen-kyo (approximantely 40 minutes)
Contact 027-374-9600

List of Auto-Camping Sites in Gunma 2011 (PDF/165KB)

Rafting and Canyonning

Rafting and Canyonning

Minakami is known for its rapid river perfect for rafting and canyoning! You can also enjoy canoing, shower climbing, and bungee jumping as well.

Place Minakami machi, Gunma

Hiking/Walking

Did you know there are so many interesting places to visit in Gunma while hiking or simply taking a walk.
There is the Tomioka Silk Mill, Haruna shirine in Ikaho and the historical district of Kiryu. These are just some ideas... Click below to see recomemded hiking courses.

Tomioka, Haruna shrineKiryu

Cycling/Biking

The summer breeze is nice and fresh now! Cycling/biking is great exercise for this season! There are 22 biking trails in Gunma, three of which are prefectural government-run with the rest run by municipalities, for a total length of 280 kilometers. Stay fit, Gunma!

Firefly watch at Gunma Insect world/Gunma Konchu No Mori

Firefly watch at Gunma Insect world/Gunma Konchu No Mori

Want to enjoy watching fireflies on the water inside a park?

Date June 11th (Sat.), 18th (Sat.), and 25th (Sat.) 20:00~21:00
Location Gunma Insect World/Gunma Konchu No Mori (460-1 Tsurugaya Niisato-cho, Kiryu) MAP
Fees Adults: 200 Yen Children: 200 Yen
Contact Gunma Insect World/Gunma Konchu No Mori (Japanese Only)
TEL: 0277-74-6441

10th Anniversary – The Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

Displaying the collection of 10 years "Harmony of Nature and Humans" Click on the "Exhibitions" on their website to see the schedule for exhibitions for this fiscal year. The Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi has a incredibly beautiful front yard where people enjoy having a picnic or just simply hanging out. Check to see more details.

Period ~ June 26th (Sun)
Business Hours 9:30 ~ 17:00 (not allowed after 16:30)
Closed Monday (If a holiday is on a Monday, the following Tuesday is closed.)
Fees Adults: 500 Yen College & Highschool Students: 250 Yen
*For Adults'groups: 400 Yen College & Highschool Groups: 200 Yen
*Admission is free to junior high school students and younger children, holders of handicap certification and one caretaker, and all visitors on Prefecture Day (October 28).
Location The Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi (2003 Hinata-cho, Tatebayashi) MAP
Contact 0276-72-8188