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Hot Springs

  Gunma is the nation's largest hot spring spots. There are nearly 100 hot spring resorts and also ancient hot springs dating back more than 1,000 years. The characteristics of Gunma's hot springs include nine types of spring qualities and its richness in hot spring types.
The famous hot springs include Kusatsu Onsen Resort known for its high quality and generous amounts of water, Ikaho Onsen Resort boasting its exotic stone stairways, Minakami Onsen Resort noted for its scenic beauty of gorges along the Tonegawa River, Shiman Onsen Resort well known as the first hot spring listed in the national health hot springs and also popular for its retro streetscape, secret hot springs attracting many hot spring fans, hot springs located 1,800 meters above the sea level, hot springs in rivers and a lot more unique hot spring resorts.
Kusatsu Onsen Resort in particular is counted one of Japan's three most famous hot springs and three most famous medicated hot springs offering the highest spring source temperature of 90 degrees Celsius and the highest yield of hot springs in the prefecture, as well as its strong acid level, enjoying the status of highly-esteemed hot spring ranked the top in 2011 for nine consecutive years in the Japan's 100 Best Onsen Resorts based on the survey spanning professionals in the tourism, hosted by Kankokeizai News.
Hot springs in Gunma vary in spring qualities and benefits with great individuality that is worth a try.