What is Tomioka Silk Mill?
Tomioka Silk Mill was Japan’s first silk-reeling factory established by the Meiji government in 1872. Since at the... Read more
Enjoy the hot springs, food and amusements around Ishidan
The Ishidan stone stairway is symbolic of Ikaho Onsen which has a history of more than 400... Read more
The powerful appearance of Fukiware-no-Taki where the surrounding rock has been cracked open
Fukiware-no-Taki is a 7-meter high and 30-meter wide wa... Read more
Gunma Safari Park is a theme park where you can observe 1000 animals representing 100 species from around the world from your own car. There are anima... Read more
At present, only 2 to 3 manufacturing plants which actively produce silk remain in Japan. The Usui Raw Silk Manufacturing Agricultural Cooperative Ass... Read more
Yokokawa Station is famous even among Japan’s railway fans. It was first opened in 1885 as a hub station for the railroad getting over the diffi... Read more
Known by its popular name Megane Bridge (Spectacles Bridge), this arched brick bridge which spans 91m in length and 31m in height is the country&rsquo... Read more
Usui Lake is a man-made body of water halfway up the Usuitoge Pass which has attracted many tourists as a famous place for the autumn leaves. There is... Read more
Toge-no-Yu is situated at the foot of the Nakayama Usuitoge Pass as a day onsen facility located near Sakamoto-shuku. You can soak in a natural hot sp... Read more
Usuitoge Railway Bunkamura is a railway theme park which not only displays the history of the Usui Line operating in the most difficult area for the f... Read more
Mt. Myogi is considered to be one of Japan’s Three Great Rare Scenic Beauties alongside Kyushu’s Yabakei Gorge and Shikoku’s Kankake... Read more
Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine is located in a valley called Ayamegatani so that you have to climb up a hill and then come down to the shrine. The sando p... Read more
The Old Maruyama Transformer Substation is a brick building constructed in 1912 as a transformer substation to supply electricity to trains going over... Read more
Usuitoge Pass has long been known as one of the difficult points on the Nakasendo Route alongside Wada Pass and Ota-no-Watashi, and has been famous si... Read more
Isobe Spa was used long ago by travelers coming and going on the Nakasendo route, and just before the town of Karuizawa was opened up as a cottage are... Read more
Myogi Shrine is located at the foot of Mt. Hakuun which is the main peak for Mt. Myogi known for its strangely-shaped rocks, and is a dignified shrine... Read more
Gensuke, the manservant of Gengoemon Kataoka, one of the 47 Ronin of Ako who have been greatly celebrated in the fictionalized “Chushingura&rdqu... Read more
Nakanotake Shrine which has been placed against the backdrop of the steep rocky mountain known as Mt. Myogi is surrounded by a magnificent natural env... Read more
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