Category: Gunma

Mahoba no Mori Ueno skybridge Forest adventure ueno

Forest adventure Ueno and Mahoba No Mori | GUNMA

Just over the Saitama border, in the stunning and tranquil district of Tano, the Mahoba No Mori campsite and Forest Adventure Ueno are perched unobtrusively on the side of a lush mountain.  A formidable skybridge, an attraction in itself, links one mountain top to another, giving quick and easy access to Kawawa Natural Park, the Fujido caves and a fun […]

Skiing with kids – White World Oze Iwakura | GUNMA

White World Oze Iwakura, GUNMA Oze Iwakura is one of the biggest ski areas in Kanto (the area around Tokyo). It takes about 2 hours 45 minutes to get to Oze Iwakura from either central Tokyo or central Saitama. General Information for White World Oze Iwakura Season: December 16th 2017 to April 8th 2018 Hours: Day skiing from 8.15 am […]

Fuku Daruma / Daruma Market | KAWAGOE & TAKASAKI 【GUNMA】

Daruma / Daruma Market – I often get asked about Japanese New Year’s traditions. There are a  lot, but one close to my heart is the ancient tradition of purchasing Daruma dolls. It was the very first quintessentially Japanese New Year’s tradition I had the fortune to try. My first New Year in Japan, 16 years ago, was spent in […]

JULY Festivals and Fireworks 2016 | KANTO (TOKYO)

Kanto is the area around Tokyo, comprising Saitama, Kanagawa (Yokohama), Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma.  This is a calendar displaying festivals and fireworks in this area for the month of July. Click on the event for more information including time and place, and a link to either the official website or to a webpage with more information in English. I recommend you […]

Ikaho Green’s Farm | Gunma

Ikaho Green’s Farm Ikaho Green’s farm has a very good reputation and most people who go to it give it a good review. However, while I liked it and we really enjoyed ourselves, I found it to be more expensive than most farms in the Kita-Kanto (Northern area of Greater Tokyo).  The Sheepdog show is included in the price and […]

Toy’s Kingdom, おもちゃの王国、Karuizawa | GUNMA

We visited the Toy’s Kingdom during the summer, while staying in Karuizawa. They have a huge marketing and advertising campaign this year and its working; I would never have known about the place otherwise. It is a nice place for young children and it’s quite reasonably priced. They have different packages you can avail of. We wanted to stay in one […]

Poppo Town, Railway Village in Gunma

To be quite frank I was a little disappointed with Poppo Town, a Railway Cultural Village in Gunma, but I had high expectations due to the excellence of the Saitama Railway Museum which we visit often. There is no comparison between the two. The Saitama Railway Museum is in a league of its own. So taking Poppo Town for what […]