Sample Itineraries – We hava created some great itineraries for enjoying Kusatsu and Minakami in Gunma.

Day trip Tour CA trip with lots of outdoor sports in Gunma

A great deal of nature remains in Gunma's Minakami area, allowing for lots of outdoor activities. Rafting in the clear mountain valley rivers and waterfall sliding are the best sports for coming into contact with nature in Gunma. There are many other activities you can experience in the mountains as well, including mountain biking, paragliding and bungee jumping, the most incredibly thrilling activity available. Itinerary C is filled with lots of outdoor sporting activities like these.

Trip Details

 

Tokyo Station

Shinkansen

approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes on the Tanigawa on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line

 

Jomo Kogen Station

Bus

Shuttle bus
(an outdoor activity company)
(approx. 20 to 30 minutes)

Get off the bus

 

Minakami area

Enjoy outdoor activities in Minakami!

Nature

Enjoy rafting and waterfall sliding to the fullest in the natural setting of Gunma!

Rafting is a great way to experience the rapids. It is sometimes referred to as a natural roller coaster. Another popular sport is waterfall sliding, where you come down a waterfall without a boat. Gunma is a great place to enjoy these adventures to their fullest.
Total time: about 4 hours, 30 minutes including lunch

Itinerary Options

  • The Half-day Trip
  • The Full-day Trip
  • The Rafting and Barbecue Package
  • Double Adventure

and more...
To learn more about outdoor activities in Gunma, talk to one of the local activity companies.

Websites of some outdoor activity companies in Gunma
Forest & Water

The excitement of rafting
The excitement of rafting

Waterfall sliding brings you into direct contact with nature
Waterfall sliding brings you into direct contact with nature.

Nature

Lots of outdoor activities from canoeing and mountain biking to the thrills of bungee jumping

Canoeing

Canoeing is a more casual outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy regardless of age. Great for kids, adults and seniors. In summertime, playing and swimming in the water makes canoeing extra fun.
Total time: about 4 hours, 30 minutes including lunch

Mountain Biking

Rushing through the mountains on a bike tour is exhilarating. Each of the four seasons has a different face in Minakami. Spring has fresh forests and new sprouts, summer its verdant mountains, and fall the beautiful colors of turning leaves. There are lots of options for enjoying the outdoors. We recommend mountain biking for day trips.
Total time: about 4 hours, 30 minutes including lunch

Bungee jumping

Bungee jump from 42 meters high off a bridge, a unique opportunity in Japan. The local support staff are ready to assist to ensure you have a fun, exciting jump. First time bungee jumpers welcome! This is an opportunity not to be missed.
Total time: about 4 hours, 30 minutes including lunch

Bungy Japan

Walking in the Snow

Take a walk through the snow-laden woods, maybe in a pair of snowshoes. Known in traditional Japanese as the kanjiki, snowshoes make a pleasant crunching sound as they break through the top layer of snow. Walking in a field of snow in snowshoes is easy and fun for all who love taking walks.
Total time: about 4 hours, 30 minutes including lunch

Canoeing
Canoeing

Mountain biking on a trail
Mountain biking on a trail

Bungee jumping into a beautiful panorama
Bungee jumping into a beautiful panorama

Walking in the Snow
Walking in the Snow

 

Jomo Kogen Station

Shinkansen

approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes on the Max Tanigawa on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line

More tourism information on Gunma

Gunma Tourism International Association

 

Tokyo Station

As of June 2014.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.

Shinkansen

Shinkansen

Bus

Bus

Note:

  • Shuttle buses operated by outdoor activity companies require advance reservations. See your local store for more information.

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Itinerary Map

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