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Gunma prefecture is located in the northwestern part of the Kanto region. It is surrounded by mountains and is famous for winter sports.
It has one of the most famous hot springs in Japan; the Kusatsu Onsen.
The smell of sulfur is present all over the place, and, to the west, there is a vast open-air hot spring in
People in this prefecture are said to have bathed in these hot springs since the Sengoku-era (the 15th Century).
This hot spring resort has a very beautiful scenary, with the Shiranesan Yugama and the mystical shiny green lake.
It is also famous for the automnal leaves in the vicinity of Lake Usui.
Gunma prefecture is highly recommended for sightseeing with the historical Megane-bashi arch bridge, and a great view of the Usui Pass Railway Heritage Park from aboard the sightseeing tram.