NIHONMONODiscovering Japan [Nihon] through authentic craftsmanship [Honmono]


The southern area of Gunma is on the edge of Kanto Plain and during the winter, strong winds called ”karakkaze of Joshu” blusters down on the area. During the Meiji era, poultry farming, silk manufacturing and textile industry thrived in this area enabling many women to hold jobs, leading to the term ”kakaa-denka”.

  • Tsukagoshiya Shichibee Bekkan Kounkan

    ”Kounkan” is an annex to Tsukagoshiya Shichibee, which started business in the Edo era. The great bath ”Auru no Yu” draws its onsen directly from the renowned natural hot spring ”Ogon no Yu.” A touch of tradition and ambience can be seen all around this Japanese style inn.
    175-1 Ikaho, Ikaho-machi, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken
  • Tsutsuji-tei

    Nested in 2.5 acres of natural forest, a Japanese style inn in Kusatsu Onsen where you can thoroughly enjoy ”kaiseki-ryori” and ”onsen” drawn directly from natural hot spring.
    639-1 Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture
  • Bettei Senjuan

    A Japanese style inn where you can watch the stars above Tanigawa-dake and immerse yourself in the outdoor baths.
    614 Tanigawa, Minakamimachi, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture
  • Okuikaho Ryotei Kaichoro

    Famous Japanese style inn in Ikaho where all guest rooms are equipped with half outdoor baths that draws ”onsen” from natural hot spring ”Hakugin-no-Yu”.
    5-4 Ikaho-koto, Ikaho-machi, Shibukawa City, Gunma
  • Asama-shuzo Brewery

    ”Daiginjo” made from natural spring water of Okujoshu, Yamada-nishiki rice from Hyogo and the extreme winter cold of the area.
    30-8 Oaza Naganohara, Naganohara-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture
  • Nagai Sake Inc.

    Bubbly ”sake” named ”MIZUBASHO PURE” is fermented for a second time in the bottle, like champagne.
    713 Monzen, Kawaba, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture
  • Yanagisawa Shuzo

    ”Joshuichi-Katsuragawa” is a sweet type of ”sake” made by ”Mochigome-densho-jikomi” method, creating ”sake” that has great affinity with Joshu people’s palate.
    104-2, Fukazu, Kasukawa-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma Prefecture.
  • Shimaoka Shuzo

    ”Sake” is made from locally grown ”Wakamizu” rice and spring water from the Akagi Mountain Range. It is brewed in the traditional ”Kimoto type yamahai” method.
    375-5 Yura-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma Prefecture
  • Ryujin Shuzo Co., Ltd.

    Well known sake for its clear taste, ”Oze-no-Yukidoke” is made with water from Ryujin’s Well.
    7-13 Nishihon-cho, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma Prefecture
  • Gateau Festa Harada

    Makes Gateau Rusk ”Goûter de Roi”, a confection popular nationwide.
    1207 Shin-machi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma Prefecture
  • Shorinzan Darumaji

    Many visitors come to purchase”Daruma dolls” to the ”Daruma Market” every year. The temple continues to convey the teachings of Bodhidharma.
    296 Hanadaka-machi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma Prefecture
  • Oigami Onsen Morning Market

    Morning market - a fun activity for visitors at Oigami Onsen. Open every morning from 6:00 to 7:30 am, from April 20 to November 20.
  • Minakami Onsen Keisetsu-no-Yado Syoubun

    Seven relaxing guestrooms. Enjoy Minakimi’s natural surroundings and savor nature’s gifts from Tone River.
    277 Tsunago, Minakami-cho, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture
  • Ichinomiya Nukisaki Jinja

    A Shinto shrine built 1400 years ago known for its unique layout where the main shrine is located down the stairs from the entrance.
    1535 Ichinomiya, Tomioka-shi, Gunma Prefecture
  • Serada Toshogu

    Out of the 600 ”Toshogu” shrines all over the country, Serada Toshogu has the oldest connection to the Tokugawa clan.
    3119-1 Serada-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma Prefecture