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  • Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms

    Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms, also known as Akaginanmen Senbon-zakura, which literally means 1,000 cherry blossom trees on the Southern side of Mt Akagi, however this saying doesn’t mean literally 1,000, it is frequently more. The Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms forms a north/south 2km long tunnel of blossom in mid April. Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms is considered one of read more

  • Arafune Cold Storage

    Arafune Cold Storage is a historic facility associated with the silk industry, sericultural, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. The facility built between 1905 and 1914 uses cold air flowing from underground to keep the air in each of its three chambers at the correct temperature. The controlled environment in the read more

  • Iwabitsu Castle

    Iwabitsu Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle on Mt Iwabitsu in Higashigatsuma Gunma Prefecture. Iwabitsu Castle was contructed by the Azuma Taro Sukefusa in 15th century. In 1615 Tokugawa Ieyasu declared that each province could only have one castle, so Iwabitsu Castle was dismantled, so Ueda Castle could be retained. Today only earthworks from read more

  • Minowa Castle

    Minowa Castle was a flatland style Japanese Castle in Takasaki Gunma Prefecture. Minowa Castle was constructed in 1526 by Nagano Narimasa and cover an extensive forty seven hectares. In 1566 Minowa Castle was besieged by the Takeda clan in what is now know as the Siege of Minowa. Minowa Castle fell during a failed counter read more

  • Mt Sakurayama Park

    Mt Sakurayama Park, in Fujioka Gunma Prefecture, is famous for its 7,000 cherry blossom trees that flower in winter (November and December) and again in Spring (April). In April around 10,000 cherry blossom trees that flower. Mt Sakurayama Park is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.

  • Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm

    Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm is a famous historic farmhouse of a new design that was opimized for the production of sink. The farmhouse built in 1863 by Yahei Tajima, featured a new design with a raised tiled roof over a two story building that allowed better ventilation. This was an important development in the sericulture read more


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