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Remains

The historic site in Midori, Iwajuku Ruins, was the site where Tadahiro Aizawa who was passionate in archaeology discovered Japanese Paleolithic artifacts for the first time in Japan.
There are over 10,000 mounds in Gunma and Gunma boasts the greatest number of clay figures designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. These facts symbolize Gunma was the most powerful nation in the eastern country during the Kofun Period.
There are also villages known as Pompeii of Japan that was buried with ashes by volcanic eruptions of Mount Asama and Mount Haruna, the remains of farmlands, residential traces of local ruling families and ruins of ancient temples that recollect the prosperity of the Tenpyo culture just to name a few.
Gunma has a lot of historic sites exerting the power of history to continuously support our history and cultures from its root.
It is also fun to visit a historic park showcasing ancient burial mounds lined with clay figures, as well as the cultural assets research center, museums and reference libraries offering the ancient experience, thanks to the latest achievements in archaeological excavation activities.
How about visiting the historic sites of Gunma to feel the power of history?