Gunma tour with Kusatsu hot spring for two days

Day Trip

Kashima H.

4.57(53) reviews
Gunma
English, Japanese (Native)
2 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

This tour is one nights, two days tour in Gunma that include various tour spots such as the sightseeing of Yanba Dam ,Agatsumakyou valley ,

Kusatsu Onsen area ,Onioshidashi and Tomioka Silk Mill with enjoying Kusatsu onsen inn and tasting “Toge no Kamameshi” at Oginoya drive-in Yokokawa. You can have an impressive experience by watching the nature landscape, historical remains of World Cultural Heritage and relaxing with taking onsen bath which is one of the best hot spring in Japan.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At JR Takasaki station

10:00

1st day: JR Takasaki station

To start at JR Takasaki station by Van service and move to Yanba Dam.

11:30

Yanba Dam

To see Yanba Dam from the viewing platform.

Yanba Dam was constructed in Agatsuma District which is located in 50km north -west from Takasaki city. This Dam is the multipurpose one for adjustment to flood, the correct maintenance of the river flow, security of tap water and industrial water and power generation.

This dam construction finished in March 2020 with spending about 50 years by overcoming various obstructions.

You can observe the magnificent Dam landscape including the reservoirs from the observatory floor.

12:30

Fudo-Oohashi bridge

To see Fudo-Oohashi bridge and have a lunch in Yanba Furusato kan facility of “roadside station” .

14:00

Agatsumakyou valley

To stroll Agatsumakyou valley.

Agatsuma river flow is originated from the area near Gunma Tsumagoi village that is located in about 70km north -west from Takasaki city. There is an Agatsumakyou valley located within the flow of Agatsuma river. There exists continuous strange spectacles which has been created by erosion of andesite due to the river water flow. The spectacles include Cliffs, waterfalls, deep valleys and so-on. Specially, the valley area named “Hacchou-Kuragari” is the representative scenic spot whose river width as 4 meter and river depth as 50 meter.

15:40

Kusatsu Onsen (hot spring)

To stroll and see Kusatsu Onsen (hot spring).

Kusatsu onsen is located about 70km north-west from Takasaki city. The area of mineral deposits harvested named “Yubatake” is located on the center of Kusatsu onsen. The hot spring originated by this place are supplied to almost all inns in Kusatsu. This Yubatake was designed by Taro Okamoto who was one of the greatest artists in the world.

Kusatsu onsen is one of the most famous hot spring resort in Japan for its overwhelming natural beauty and the highest quality water of large volume in Japan. This hot spring is known for its therapeutic effects of acid springs with strong sterilizing power which descend from Mt. Shirane. Another main feature is the “Yumomi Show,” which allows visitors to experience the classical method of cooling hot water with 1.8 meters long paddles.

17:00

Kusatsu Onsen inn

To stay at Kusatsu Onsen inn.

Generally, there are two types of onsen bathes.

The characteristic and agents of the hot spring as follows.

One is originated from “Yubatake”: a little cloudy with thick and smooth tactile impression

The other is originated from Mt.Shirane: Clear and silky with sour taste

09:00

2nd day: Kusatsu Onsen inn

To start Kusatsu Onsen inn.

10:40

Onioshidashi

To see Onioshidashi.

Mt.Asama (altitude as 2567meter) is a active mountain which is located the are of boundary between Gunma prefecture and Nagano prefecture. There had occurred eruptions repeatedly from about 23,000 years ago and this mountain had been created as stratovolcano similar shape with Mt.Fuji. it is said that at each time of the eruptions, those products such as volcanic ash, volcanic rocks and so-on had been delivered by west wind and piled up on Gunma area that had created the current geographic features.

In 1783, a large eruption named “Tenmei no Asamayake” had occurred that created a enormous stream of heated rocks and volcanic ash. As the result, a village located the north of Mt.Asama had been caught up and has become the miserable remains name as “Japanese Pompeii”.

However, during the eruptions, the lava flow from Mt.Asama had created the strange spectacle named “Onioshidashi”.

12:40

Oginoya drive-in Yokokawa

To have a lunch of “Toge no Kamameshi” at Oginoya drive-in Yokokawa.

This store is famous for selling “Toge no Kamameshi” which is the rice boiled with various ingredients in a small pot.

Toge no Kamameshi has started to be sold as a station lunch in 1958 and has become famous in all over Japan.

15:20

Tomioka Silk Mill

To see Tomioka Silk Mill.

Tomioka Silk Mill has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites” in 2014.

Tomioka Silk Mill had contributed a lot to the silk industry in the world. The high quality of raw silk and the silk warm breeding technology had spread over the world and contributed the worldwide silk industry expansion. The plant was the largest size of silk plant at the time-flame which is 140meter length, 12meter breadth and 12meter height. After the factory be privatized, this Silk Mill technology finally had become the world leading technology and had produced the Silk products as world number one volume until this factory had ceased to operate in 1987.

17:00

JR Takasaki station

To return to JR Takasaki station

Ending Point

At JR Takasaki station

What to Expect

To see Yanba Dam from the viewing platform.

Yanba Dam was constructed in Agatsuma District which is located in 50km north -west from Takasaki city. This Dam is the multipurpose one for adjustment to flood, the correct maintenance of the river flow, security of tap water and industrial water and power generation.

This dam construction finished in March 2020 with spending about 50 years by overcoming various obstructions.

You can observe the magnificent Dam landscape including the reservoirs from the observatory floor.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,

What‘s not included

Lunch for you and a guide,

Entrance fee for you: Yumomi Show: yen600/person, Onioshidashi park: yen650/person, Tomioka Silk Mill: yen1000/person,

Transportation fee for Van service (Two days for this tour): This fee need to be confirmed by yourself to Van service Company registered in GoWithGuide.

I will recommend you about the appropriate Van Company depending on your tour contents and the total number of your group. (In case of this Gunma two days tour, The public transportation agent such as Train and bus are not so well available between each tour spots. Therefore, if you use the public transportation, the tour itinerary will be very much time consumed. Therefore, I recommend you to use Van service for all itinerary so that the you can enjoy the tour by the best efficient way under your limited tour days.)

Important Information

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo. Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) This tour use Van service of that is registered in GoWithGuide.

I will support for you to reserve this service including getting a estimated fee from the Company.

2) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

3) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Linda H.

Jan 28, 2020

Passionate about Japan

Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!

Kashima H.

Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your group about Japanese history, culture, famous people and daily life comparing with that in your country. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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Diane R.

Dec 31, 2019

Wonderful daytrip from Kyoto to Osaka

Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!

Kashima H.

Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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I-lin L.

Dec 6, 2019

Hiroshima Day Tour

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!

Kashima H.

I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong curiosity about the tour spots history and we could exchange lots of information each other. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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May bn N.

Nov 11, 2019

A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

Kashima H.

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

$542/ per group

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