In the northwest part of the Japanese Kantō region (Honshu island) lies Gunma, a mountainous prefecture with no sea access that became famous for its ski areas and hot springs (onsen), the most popular being Kusatsu Onsen.

Population: Around 2 million inhabitants

Capital: Maebashi

Other major cities: Annaka, Fujioka, Isesaki, Kiryū, Midori, Numata, Ōta, Shibukawa

Main attractions: Ski and hot spring resorts; Mount Akagi; Lake Nozori; Hara Museum Arc; Mount Myōgi; Ikaho Sistina Trick Art Museum; Mount Haruna; Kusatsu Alpine-Plant Museum; Kusatsu Hot-Spring Museum; Mount Kusatsu-Shirane; Mount Tanigawa.

Nearest Airports: Haneda International Airport and Narita International Airport, in Tokyo, are the nearest airports (140-200 km from Gunma prefecture).

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