Best national parks in Gunma

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Explore the most popular national parks in Gunma with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trails in Gunma
Best national parks (2)
#1 - Nikko National Park
Gunma, Japan
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A mountain region shaped by volcanic activity, Nikko National Park is home to a variety of tree species such as maple, oak, and beech. This park is known for its dense woodlands and its stunning beauty when the leaves change in the fall. The biodiversity at this park is large, visitors can encounter wildlife such as the Japanese deer and macque. Nikko also features scenic views of waterfalls, marshlands, and lakes. Check out the intricate wood carvings at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, one of Japan's most renowned shrines here or head over to the Nasu Ropeway to visit an active volcano!Show more
#2 - Oze National Park
Gunma, Japan
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Oze National Park is home to the region's tallest peak, Mount Hiuchigatake (Hiuchi). From the peak of Mount Hiuchi, hikers will be able to see scenic views of Lake Ozenuma and Ozegahara Marsh. If trekking up a challenging peak is not for you, check out the more leisurely trails around Lake Ozenuma. Located on the east side of the park, Lake Ozenuma provides views of Mount Hiuchi and is home to more than 30 different dragonfly species. Keep an eye out for the scarlet dwarf dragonfly, at only 2 centimeters in length, it is the smallest in Japan. More attractions in this park include: Sanjo Falls, Mount Kasagatake, Mount Daikuratakayama, Mount Taishaku, and Mount Tashiro which contains a plethora of plant life such as white blooms of the perennial osabagusa. From May to September, visitors can see Hinoemata Kabuki, a japanese theatre performance at Hinoemata Village.Show more