Minakami (水上) is a mountainous
hot spring resort town within easy reach of Tokyo in northern Gunma Prefecture. In the shadow of nearby Mount Tanigawa, Minakami, together with Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Shima, make up the four best known hot spring towns of Gunma. Perhaps its most famous baths are found at Takaragawa Onsen, a mixed hot spring with some of the largest outdoor baths in Japan.
ski resorts are found around Minakami's valleys, and the town enjoys popularity in having some of the closest ski resorts to Tokyo. More recently, the area has become known for its adventurous outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, canyoning and bungee jumping among others that have joined snow sports to make Minakami a year round outdoor sports destination.
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One of Japan's famous 100 mountains.
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One of Japan's leading outdoor destinations.
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Hot spring baths of Minakami Onsen.
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Craft village for hands-on experiences.
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Old farmhouse with adjacent museum.
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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku Built on the Takaragawa River, surrounded by mountains, and providing fresh local food and four outdoor baths for relaxing.
Hotel Sanazawa no Mori 75 min from Tokyo Station by Joetsu Shinkansen. Enjoy skiing, rafting, and other outdoor activities amongst beautiful nature at our resort!
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