Attractions

Top Choice Shinto Shrine in Takasaki

Haruna Jinja

Among gorgeously forested mountains and believed to be the home of the God of Water, Fire and Agriculture, this site has housed a shrine of some form for almost 1400 years. It's said that a visit brings good fortune…
Historic Building in Takasaki

Tomioka Silk Mill

Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2014, Tomioka Silk Mill provides a look at the history of silk production, with some English-language narration. Completed in 1872, the mill was once one of the world's largest pro…
Museum in Takasaki

Usui Tōge Railway Village

Fans of the iron horse will love this rail graveyard–locomotive museum, with rolling stock, stations, carriages, simulators and years of Japanese rail history in a lovely rural setting. Take the train from Takasaki …
Hot Springs in Kusatsu Onsen

Yubatake

Yubatake is the main attraction in the town centre and the source of hot-spring water in the area. Its milky-blue sulphuric water flows like a waterfall at 4000L per minute and is topped with wooden tanks from which…
Buddhist Statue in Takasaki

Byakui Dai-kannon

Built in 1936, this statue of Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) is one of the largest in Japan, standing 41.8m tall and weighing over 6000 tonnes. You can walk inside the statue up to her shoulder for excellent views. To ge…