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Surrounding tourism

  • Introduction of surrounding sights

    • Tomioka Silk Mill (Approximately 30 minutes by car)

      Certified as a World Heritage Site in 2014.Began its founding in Meiji era, it is the first mechanical spinning factory in Japan.It was made with the design of a French engineer, was a government official at the time, but it changed into a private company in the middle of the Meiji era.There is a memorial hall of a French designer on the premises, and you can also visit.
    • Gumma Safari Park(Approximately 30 minutes by car)

      You can observe the lives of 1000 kinds of animals of 90 species from the train window.

      There are plenty of other restaurants, including amusement parks and African cuisine.
    • Konnyaku Park(30 minutes by car)

      Free factory tour! The inside of the facility is made up of 3 zones of Konjac · Shirataki factory zone, jelly factory zone, buffet · souvenir zone connected.A powerful factory tour and powerful Konnyak Buffet are attractive.
    • Natural History Museum (about 15 minutes by car)

      A museum introducing the history of the earth, the history of evolution of life, the nature of Gunma.Besides the whole body skeleton of dinosaurs and specimens of animals and plants gathered from all over the world, the contents of the exhibition can be seen, touched and experienced, such as diorama reproducing the nature of Gumma, Oze theater, robot evolution .
    • Railway Cultural village (about 15 minutes by car)

      There are various facilities such as plaza where small children can enjoy, adults can enjoy, and Usui Pass driving simulator.
    • Karuizawa · Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza (about 40 minutes by car)

      A shopping mall that located in a vast area of the Karuizawa Station South Exit side.

      There are about 220 different shops including famous brand outlets, interior, miscellaneous goods, outdoor and others in a rich natural location.
    • Usui River(5 minutes on foot)

      Clear stream flowing through the nearby spa town, Usui River is a treasure trove of Ayu.

      In addition to ayu fishing in the season, carp, eel, in the upstream it is crowded with a Taikobo of fish fishing with Iwana.Isobe Yana, located on the banks of the Usui River, is popular with tourists for its freshly caught grilled sweetfish, salted sweetfish, and various other dishes. (June to September)

      From the Aisaibashi Isobe Townscape, views of the Mt Myogi, and will walk the promenade toward from around the Kosenbashi Usui River, is a good Shinsui Park landscaped.
    • Iris-no-oka (about 20 minutes by car)

      German Iris is colorful and rich in its kind.

      You can walk through 1000 kinds, 100,000 stocks of colorful rare flowers bloom at Iris-no-oka.
    • Akima ume garden (Approximately 20 minutes by car)

      Gunma prefecture boasts the second largest ume production in the country.

      Heading around the end of late February to late March, the Bairin Festival is crowded with people who enjoy the scent of Ume.
  • Isobe Onsen Event Guide

    • Isobe Onsen Festival(August 14th - 16th)

      Fireworks display to be held on 15th has been going on for more than half a century and has a history of fireworks.Also, on the 14th, Ayu's grabbing and rakugo story, the 15th day the child's mistake, the 16th the lantern sink and the gimmick fireworks will be held.
    • Ansei Toashi<Samurai Marathon>(May, On the second Sunday)

      "Ansei Toashi Samurai Marathon" will be held on the second Sunday of May every year. In a costume filled with ideas, we can go through the Former Nakasendo way to the Former Annaka Castle Ruins → Cedar Avenue → Teahouse Honjin → Usui Sekisho Ruins → Sakamoto Shuku and Kumano Shrine the goal.
    • Akima Bairin Matsuri Festival (Mid February to late March)

      Akima ume garden is a garden of plum with about 35,000 red and white plums blooming on a hill of 50 ha. In the Akima no Sato, we hold the Akima Bairin Matsuri Festival which tells of the arrival of spring. During the period, various events such as model photography party, Japanese drum performance, Children Rice Cake Pounding Event etc are held, and it is crowded with many tourists.