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Lake Haruna Illumination Festa 2018

Located at the summit of Mt. Haruna, in Gunma Prefecture’s Takasaki City, Lake Haruna is at an altitude of 1,084 meters above sea level, making it the second highest lake in Japan! Due to this, the air at the lake is very clear, making the lights of the Illumination Festa even more beautiful.

The Bakudan Hamburg Steak at Flying Garden!

Flying Garden is a super-popular Hamburg steak restaurant whose signature dish is the “Bakudan Hamburg Steak.” It has over 60 locations across Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, and Chiba Prefectures.
This article will be introducing the Sayama location of Flying Garden in Saitama Prefecture.

Come check out Gunma Prefecture’s Carp Streamer Village Festival!

Although May 5th is now called Children’s Day in Japan, it was traditionally a festival for boys. So in keeping with tradition, families with boys still fly large carp-shaped streamers, called koinobori, from their houses to pray for the health and happiness of their children. Tatebayashi City starts flying their impressive collection of over 5,000 streamers at the end of March, so that residents and visitors can enjoy the view of the streamers alongside the cherry blossoms.

Shorinzan Nanakusa Daruma Doll Festival

Daruma are figures in the shape of Dharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. Daruma come with no eyes painted on, and the owner makes a wish (such as for familial safety, fulfillment of ambitions, or business prosperity) and paints on one eye. When the wish comes true, the other eye is painted on as well.
Takasaki City in Gunma Prefecture produces around 80% of Daruma in Japan.
Shorinzan Nanakusa Daruma Doll Festival is packed through the night with people looking to buy lucky Daruma.
Stalls that sell goods other than Daruma are also open all night long. Stall hours are from around 10:00 on the 6th until 14:00 on the 7th.

Numata City, Gunma Prefecture – Autumn Leaves, Sightseeing Spots, and Access Information for Fukiware-no-Taki Falls

Fukiware-no-Taki Falls, sometimes referred to as the “Niagara of the East,” happens to be a famous location for viewing gorgeous autumn leaves. The falls, which are 7 meters tall and 30 meters wide, make for an amazing view when backed by the area’s suspension bridge and autumn leaves! Next, I’ll introduce some more information about Fukiware-no-Taki Falls, which was designated as a natural monument and scenic spot in 1936.

Gunma Prefecture, Kusatsu Onsen – Yubatake Special Light-Up

Kusatsu Onsen is one of Japan’s three famous hot springs. A must-see part of any tour of Kusatsu Onsen is its yubatake, or hot water field. The yubatake is Kusatsu Onsen’s largest source of spring water, located at the heart of the facility.
Steam and sulfuric smell rise from the surface of the yubatake, where 4000 litres of water streams out every minute. The high-temperature water cools as it flows through the pipe, and it is distributed to all of the inns, hotels, and public baths in the town.