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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Gunma
Minakami
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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.

Numerous 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.

Attractions
 1  Mount Tanigawa
One of Japan's famous 100 mountains.
User rating: 86/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 39 users
 2  Outdoor Activities
One of Japan's leading outdoor destinations.
User rating: 86/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 44 users
 3  Hot Springs
Hot spring baths of Minakami Onsen.
User rating: 83/100 (44 votes)
Visited by: 116 users
 4  Takumi no Sato
Craft village for hands-on experiences.
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Visited by: 17 users
 5  Tobe House
Old farmhouse with adjacent museum.
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Visited by: 5 users
 

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User Rating (by 70 users):
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English Links
Minakami Tourism
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Japanese Links
Minakami Town
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