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.
Thanks to its wild rivers, mountains and valleys, Minakami has furthermore become one of the leading outdoor destinations in all of Japan with a wide variety of activities, including whitewater rafting, canyoning and bungee jumping. Numerous ski resorts are found around Minakami in winter, offering some of the closest skiing to Tokyo.