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Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Gunma Prefecture

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How to Enjoy 14 Days in the Chūbu Region in Japan in Autumn

Japan’s Chūbu region, where the Japanese Alps are, is filled with amazing natural scenery. While many hidden gems can’t be reached by trains, they are worth exploring. Even if you enjoy shopping and eating more, you won’t be disappointed by the region’s many charms. After all, the local cuisine in the mountainous area is incredible. […]

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Kawarayu Onsen: A New Hot Spring Town With a Long History

Kawarayu Onsen in Agatsuma District in Gunma Prefecture is a hot spring town almost one thousand years old. It was first discovered in 1193 by Japan’s first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo (源頼朝), the founder of the Kamakura shogunate. Due to Kawarayu Onsen’s close proximity to Kusatsu Onsen, the town thrived as its Agariyu (上がり湯), where

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Bukkōsan Housui-ji and the Spectacular Natural Scenery

If you are interested in adding some traditional Chinese architectural elements to your itinerary, Bukkōsan Housui-ji (佛光山 法水寺), close to Ikaho Onsen and Shibukawa City Multipurpose Park, is a good choice. Bukkōsan is Taiwan’s largest Buddhist group. Housui-ji in Ikaho, completed in 2018, is its head temple in Japan. The mountainous view of Mt. Akagi

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