Minakami Town offers a captivating urban escape, just an hour from Tokyo.
It is known for stunning landscapes and thrilling activities. Many visitors visit to enjoy canyoning & rafting in the summer, skiing & snowboarding in the winter, or hiking during the picturesque spring and autumn.
Cultural activities are also popular. For example at Takumi no Sato, visitors can try making traditional washi paper or paint Japanese masks.
Boasting 18 hot spring sources, Minakami is also a well known hot spring destination which can provide the perfect relaxation at the end of a day. And when it’s time to rest, you can chill out in one of Minakami’s ryokans, from charming budget-friendly options to luxurious retreats.
Traveling from Tokyo to Minakami is easy. Hop on the Joetsu Shinkansen for a quick train ride to Jomokogen station (around 1 hour), or take a leisurely drive by car (about 2 hours and 30 minutes).
Visit Minakami to recharge yourself in nature, explore local culture, and enjoy Japan.
From Tokyo to Minakami (Jomo Kogen station)
Unleash your spirit of adventure! With 25 years of experience, MAX Minakami in Gunma offers thrilling activities year-round: rafting, canyoning, and SUP in clear waters from spring to autumn, plus snowshoeing and air boarding in winter. Perfect for families and beginners!
Minakami boasts various Japanese restaurants, with Soba being a standout favorite. Explore a diverse range of tastes, including Japanese curry and comforting ramen and more.
Discover a variety of flavors, with a special spotlight on grills, succulent steaks, flavorful pasta, mouthwatering pizzas, delicious sandwiches, and charming cafes. Whether you’re seeking a hearty meal or a cozy café, Minakami has something for everyone.
The region’s pristine water makes it ideal for brewing beer. Sip on Oct One Brewing and Tsukiyono Craft Beer’s AIBA2021 award-winning brews popular with locals and visitors.
From budget-friendly to luxurious, there are many Western-style hotels in Minakami. Enjoy modern amenities, prime locations, and a perfect blend of local hospitality with a Western touch.
As a beloved onsen town, Minakami offers an array of Ryokans (traditional Japanese inns), providing an authentic and immersive experience.