The 10 Best Things to Do in Tomioka, Japan

January 19, 2018 Randal Brittian

Discover the best top things to do in Tomioka, Japan including Konnyaku Park, Gunma Natural Museum, Gunma Safari Park, Michi-no-Eki Kanara, Tomioka Silk Mill, Takasakibyakue Daikannon, Michi-no-Eki Shimonita, Myogi Shrine, Nagaoka Kesaichi Memorial Gallery, Takasaki City Hall Observation Deck.
Restaurants in Tomioka

1. Konnyaku Park

204-1 Obata, Kanra-machi, Kanra-gun 370-2211, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-60-4100
Excellent
26%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

Konnyaku Park

Reviewed By gregtakayama - New York City, New York

This is a huge facility dedicated to promoting Konnyaku (yam gelitan cake). You can view a faux (but working) konnyaku factory. There's a free konnyaku cafeteria with 10 or so different types of konnyaku. I ate a whole tray of the stuff and never wanted to eat konnyaku again. It's worth a visit if you're passing by. Went with a friend's 3 year old daughter and she loved it.

2. Gunma Natural Museum

1674-1 Kamikuroiwa, Tomioka 370-2345, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-60-1200
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Gunma Natural Museum

Reviewed By Kimulus - Vantaa, Finland

I visited Gunma natural history museum with our good friends and it was an interesting visit. I got an English paper describing the exhibits, but it wasn't necessary as my friend explained and translated everything I wanted to know. The children liked the place a lot but it is nice place for adults also. Some artifacts have been found in Gunma area.
For me the most interesting was to see the animals and flowers in Japan.

3. Gunma Safari Park

1 Okamoto, Tomioka 370-2321, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-64-2111
Excellent
23%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Gunma Safari Park

Reviewed By W7927SH_

I'm not an animal lover.
Actually I don't like them.
But, this park amazed me by their great attractions.
Lions, tigers, and many others are just 30cm away.
How can't you be amazed.
Other attractions allow you to feed animals including lions and tigers.
You can experience the difference of the style of the lions and tigers eat flesh...
Thanks God, its not my flesh
I thought it was a bit expensive at the entrance, but pretty much satisfied at the end.

4. Michi-no-Eki Kanara

444-1 Obata, Kanra-machi, Kanra-gun 370-2202, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-74-5445
Excellent
13%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Michi-no-Eki Kanara

Reviewed By canberra421 - Singapore, Singapore

Our very first night/trip on a campervan. So were having lots of question about sleeping in a carpark in Japan. Well, first, we arrive in the road station after sundown, so was not about to see clearly what we drive by. The toilet is kept cleaned, no insects crawling around. No proper bathing facility but we make do with the handicapped toilet. The roadstation is also quite full as the restaurant at the road station was still opened. There were pizzas sellings and some one had a small pool for children to fish stuffs out of it.

5. Tomioka Silk Mill

1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka 370-2316, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-64-0005
Excellent
18%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 518 reviews

Tomioka Silk Mill

Reviewed By canberra421 - Singapore, Singapore

When we arrived, the queue was already there. Lots of local travellers. Drove around as we noticed that the parking nearby was expensive. Anyway, later we spend about 500 yen for 2.5hrs parking. As we didn't really understand what that fellow was trying to tell us (shopowner or residents were opening up their shop front to allow visitors to park at a cost). Anyway we rented a audio guide as well since there was nothing written in English and no English guide as well. Was not sure where we should even head first... got into the exhibition area first before we walk around. I think there was a few stop which is available in the audio but not on actual ground so wasn't even sure where it was...mainly views of the building from outside and you can only take a walk inside the factory building where you see the rows of machinery.

6. Takasakibyakue Daikannon

2710-1 Ishiharamachi, Takasaki 370-0864, Gunma Prefecture +81 27-322-2269
Excellent
25%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 132 reviews

Takasakibyakue Daikannon

Reviewed By Pugwash1968 - Tracy, California

This is a 25 min ride from Takasaki train station Bus No. 8 from the west exit (200 Yen per person each way). I posted a picture of the information (includes outbound and return bus times) that I received from the tourist information which is right across from the exit from the station.
So I had planned to see 3 things in Takasaki with my 5 year old. We arrived by train but this was the only thing we did. The place is huge, its more than just a large statue which I believed ( see some pics of the maps of the area). The bus is easy to find and take and drops you off right by the statue. If you cant read Japanese dont worry the bus's I traveled on displayed the names of the next bus stop. Just match the first character of the bus stop on the English leaflet you get from tourist information to that displayed and your set. And probably your not the only one going here.
Well worth the entrance fee up the statue (300 yen) with some great views from the top. After seeing the statue theres lots of small little shops that sells drinks, small things to eat as well as a lot of interesting articles. Given my limited time I didnt really get to see much else of the area but how easy, cheap and quick to get to from the train station I plan to be back with the whole family next time.

7. Michi-no-Eki Shimonita

3766-11 Mayama, Shimonita-machi, Kanra-gun 370-2603, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-82-5858
Excellent
10%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 30 reviews

Michi-no-Eki Shimonita

Reviewed By よっぴー - Hitachinaka, Japan

軽井沢の帰りに必ず立ち寄って、ねぎを買って帰ります。
シーズンになると下仁田ねぎがたくさん並んでいます。
いろんな農家さんの名前が貼ってあり、またサイズもさまざまです。
太いほうがおいしいようです。
また、注文書に記入すれば帰ってからもねぎ送付してくれすサービスがあるみたいで
封筒をいただいてきました。

8. Myogi Shrine

6 Myogi, Myogi-mahi, Tomioka 379-0201, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-73-2119
Excellent
38%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Myogi Shrine

Reviewed By W7927SH_

I parked my car at Michino-Eki Myogi for free.
Worshipped at this colourful shrine after a steep step climb.
There is an easier slope to climb up/down.
Thank you very much for the special red signature.
The white board "大" is for showing this shrine is here.

544-2 Oaza Obata, Kanra-machi, Kanra-gun 370-2202, Gunma Prefecture +81 274-74-7575
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Nagaoka Kesaichi Memorial Gallery

Reviewed By 本陣 - Toyota, Japan

楽山園のすぐ隣に位置していてカフェからは楽山園を見ながらお茶ができます。
ギャラリーにはレプリカながら織田信長の鎧があります。そして織田氏が築いた小幡藩の陣屋模型もあって歴史ファンなら楽しめるスポットです。

10. Takasaki City Hall Observation Deck

35-1 Takamatsucho | Takasaki City Hall 21F, Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture +81 27-321-1215
Excellent
25%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Takasaki City Hall Observation Deck

Reviewed By SeattlePostlewait - Seattle, Washington

On a clear day you can see very far and there are plaquers describing what you can see including the names of Mountains, rivers, and obvious building. Parking isn't free but it's cheap and it's only a 10-15 minute walk from the station. There is a nearby department store (Suzuran) that has a great gelato shop on the basement floor, and a park on the south side of the city hall with water Fountains and caged birds/big big trees. We ate a subway sandwhich and relaxed in the breeze.

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