15 Best Things to do in Gunma | Bucket List Ideas | Attractions | Activities

If you look a few hours to the side of Japan's beating heart of Tokyo, you'll find a well-preserved wilderness where mountains run wild, bearing a tremendous number of things to do in Gunma! The prefecture that holds back the modernity with its far-reaching fields and has a generous share of the Japanese alps proves a popular escape from the nation's capital.Tone river is the most iconic of its water bodies and ensures many opportunities for fun watersports such as canyoning, rafting, and canoeing.

With hundreds of hot springs like Ikaho onsen throughout its expanse, there are also plenty of things to do in Gunma as far as cold weather treats are concerned.You can shake off the cold with an explosive airsoft war game and mountain bike adventures around the snowy scenery of famous peaks.The prefectural capital of Minakami is the epicenter of all the best things to do in Gunma, offering much in the way of traditional craftwork, horseback riding, go-kart racing, and more! There are also adrenaline-inducing activities. for the lovers of the extreme, including bungee jumping and paragliding.

Discover these and countless other fun tours in Gunma, the pride of Japan!

1. The best of Tone river: Canoeing in paradise

Everything great about Minakami town stems from its angelic Tone river.Take up the most fantastic canoeing and Minakami rafting therein, entailing white pebbled shores, cute banana boats, and a seascape so clear you can see the entire of the seabed!

Nature navigator water base
Experience the Great Nature of Lake Oku-Tone on a Half-Day Canoeing Tour (Family-friendly Course)
Minakami, Gunma
One drop outdoor guide service
Early Morning Canoeing Tour on the Enchanting Naramata Lake
Minakami, Gunma
Universal Sports Association
Take a Leisurely Canoeing Tour on Lake Kusaki and Relish the Lush Forest Nature Scenery!
Midori, Gunma
Love Outdoor's
Beginner and Children-Friendly Half-Day Canoeing Tour at Dogen Lake
Minakami, Gunma

2. Gunma SUPs: Be one with nature

Standing on a board, rowing between an assembly of green trees into a warm sunset on the waters of Okutone is the perfect way to attain inner peace.You can add a twist to the experience with a SUP yoga variation in lush heavens!

Ileion SUP
Take a Standup Paddle Boarding Adventure on Dogen Lake (Half-Day Tour)
Minakami, Gunma
R-LABO (Arurabo)
Beginner-Friendly Half-Day Standup Paddle Boarding Experience
Minakami, Gunma
Ileion SUP
Feel the Tranquility of the Early Morning and Relax in the Beautiful Nature in a Morning SUP Tour
Minakami, Gunma
GREEN DISCOVERY (Green Discovery)
Enjoy an Elegant Walk on the Surface of Shima Blue River Paddling on a SUP!
Nakanojo, Gunma

3. Rafting in World Cup-worthy rivers!

The impressive Tone river has a history of the best rafting, evidenced by its hosting of the 2001 qualifiers for the world cup.After an exhaustive outing in the clutches of the daring white splashes, wind up the day with an onsite barbecue!

Jug sport! Gunma / Water / Water
Splashdown the Torrents and Feel the Thrill of White River Rafting of Tone River!
Minakami, Gunma
Field Earth Minakami
Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery of Tone River While Rafting in a Half-Day Tour
Minakami, Gunma
Max Water base
Exhilarating Minakami Rafting Adventure (Half-Day Course)
Minakami, Gunma
DEEP NATURE
Half-Day White Water River Rafting Tour with BBQ
Minakami, Gunma

4. Conquer mother nature with Canyoning rafting

Gunma's canyons are not just eye pleasers; they form exciting waterways for the incredible rafting down the throat of a beautiful gorge.You'll be privy to hidden oases of wonder within the breathtaking Oze national park and more!

Field Earth Minakami
Slide Down the Natural Water Slides and Explore the Nature with a Guided Canyoning Tour in Minakami
Minakami, Gunma
DEEP NATURE
Climb, Slide, and Get Down the River in a Canyoning Adventure!
Minakami, Gunma
DEEP NATURE
Enjoy the Refreshing and Exhilarating Feeling in the Nature of Minakami in a Half-Day Canyoning Tour with BBQ!
Minakami, Gunma
Field earth
Explore the Natural Pool of Oze Hidden Areas in a Canyoning Guided Tour!
Katashina, Gunma

5. Gunma Bungees: Thrills, unlike any other!

What do you do for bungee jumping fun in Gunma? Japan's third tallest bridge, namely Sarugakyo, offers 62m of hurtling action. Gunma's Minakami also avails a startling 42m drop!

BUNGY JAPAN (bungee Japan) Sarugakyo bungee
Get Your Adrenaline Pumping with Sarugakyo Bridge Bungee Jumping Experience in Gunma
Minakami, Gunma
BUNGY JAPAN (bungee Japan) Water bungee
Feel the Exciting and Exhilarating Feeling of Jumping Off Suwakyo Gorge's Bridge Surrounded by the Breathtaking Nature in Gunma!
Minakami, Gunma

6. Find a new appreciation for nature trekking

Home to the country's oldest floating islands, Lake Ominenuma is famous for its forest tree green frog and divine nature hikes. Trekking in Gunma also entails one-of-a-kind views of a towering portion of the Japanese alps!

One drop outdoor guide service
Hike Mount Kashozan and Explore the Beautiful Nature and Temples Around in a 1-Day Trekking Tour
Minakami, Gunma
One drop outdoor guide service
Refresh Your Mind and Body with a Nature Trekking Tour at the Foot of Mt. Tanigawadake!
Minakami, Gunma

7. Tearing apart the greenery on an ATV tour

An all-terrain vehicle is the answer to all questions posed by the jugged Oze landscape of Gunma. Explore the scenes of beautiful valleys, plains, and slopes on a fun-filled buggy experience that'll swap out worry with bliss!

Buggy-Pal (Buggy Pal)
Enjoy a Half-Day Buggy Ride Tour in the Wilderness with Your Friends and Family!
Minakami, Gunma
TOP Water Company
Enjoy the Superb View and Feel the Wind in an Exhilarating 4-Wheel Buggy Tour
Minakami, Gunma

8. MTB adventures in the beauty of the Japanese alps

If your fitness has been taking a dip, an MTB tour around the snowy Japanese alps is the perfect way to usher it back. Breeze through the fresh outdoors on the slopes of an autumn-colored mountains and greenery sceneries!

MTB JAPAN (Mountain Bike Tour)
Half-Day Mountain Bike Tour: Relish the Beautiful Rich Nature and the Scenery of Alps
Minakami, Gunma

9. Make best friends with a Minakami horse

Command the reins of a gorgeous horse, and tread lightly on serene paths and foothills around Minakami.Share a journey into the wilderness with man's most trusted travel alley.Lessons are available for first-timers!

Blue Moon Hill
Enjoy a Leisurely Horse Riding Experience Along the Lush Forest
Minakami, Gunma
Blue Moon Hill
One-On-One Horseback Riding Lesson Surrounded by the Beautiful Nature!
Minakami, Gunma

10. Gunma Go-karting: Life on the fast lane!

Complete with white-checkered flags and beautiful asphalt courses, Gunma's capital city of Maebashi is home to the country's most treasured go-karting! Make good on your seemingly out-of-reach video game dreams on the tarmac!

11. The best of Numata through Paragliding

Do you believe you can fly? You need no faith to pull it off, only the courage and desire to take to the beautiful skies over the jaw-dropping waterfall basin of Numata.The autumn foliage that dominates in fall is the best thing you' ll ever see!

Wing Beat Motor Paraglider School
Enjoy 360-Degree Panoramic View from the Sky in a 1-Day Tandem Flight Motor Paragliding
Showa, Gunma
Wing Beat Motor Paraglider School
Fly in the Sky Like a Bird in a Motor Paragliding Experience in Gunma!
Showa, Gunma

12. Pottery workshops transforming earth to beauty

Are you fascinated by the pottery magic that turns ordinary clay into something more? Then you'll love pottery workshops in Gunma. Try your hand at the modern electric wheel and traditional kneading methods!

Dragon Furnace Ceramics School
Beginner-Friendly Pottery Workshop in Gunma!
Shibukawa, Gunma
Owl pottery
Learn How to Make Bowls and Dishes Using an Electric Pottery Wheel
Fujioka, Gunma
Owl pottery
Make Your Clay Pottery Bowl and Cup Using an Electric Wheel in Fujioka
Fujioka, Gunma

13. Lovely creations at arts and crafts workshops

Does your passion lie in forging glamorous ceramics? Or are you more of a pottery or dyeing person? Gunma arts and crafts workshops avail all sorts of handcrafting artistry to fit everyone's interest.

Chikyuya Haruna Glass
Glass Fusing Workshops in Gunma!
Shinto, Gunma
One drop outdoor guide service
Learn the Dyeing Techniques and Make a T-Shirt with Your Favorite Color and Patterns
Minakami, Gunma
INOJIN Craft Club
Practice Pattern Weaving with a Traditional Hand-Weaving Experience in Gunma! (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Kiryu, Gunma

14. Airsoft war game: Fun with guns!

From pistols and M416s to sniper rifles and P90 semiautomatics, there's an assortment of your favorite weapons for a classic airsoft war game with friends in Fujioka. Outlast your opponents as you shoot your way to victory!

ASTREA (Astraea)
Experience the Thrill of Airsoft War Game in Gunma!
Fujioka, Gunma

15. Escape the cold on hot spring day trips

As we edge into the cold of the Asian autumn, you're sure to appreciate day trips to Gunma hot springs! The Ikaho onsen, in particular, will dazzle and warm you up with its brown, iron-rich waters that offer many epidermal health benefits!

Ikaho Onsen Flowers blooming in the heart Kokuya
Relax at Ikaho Hot Spring in Gunma and Enjoy Delicious Dinner (Kaiseki)
Shibukawa, Gunma

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