JR Group runs Gunma Campaign from July 1 through Septenber 30 to introduce travelers to Gunma's fruits and other special products, famous hot springs such as Kusatsu Onsen and Minakami Hot Springs, and many other attractions! When traveling around Gunma, remember to ride on a stream locomotive for a taste of Japanese history and to create some great memories.
Traveling in Gunma on the Captivating Trains
Make sure to take a ride on a retro steam locomotive for a nostalgia-filled journey.
The popular D51 and the restored C61
During the campaign period, the D51 498 (commonly called the "Degoichi"), immensely popular among steam locomotive enthusiasts, and the C61 20 (the restoration of which is scheduled to be complete this summer) will be in service in Gunma as special event trains. These trains provide a nostalgic trip that only a steam locomotive can deliver.
For time schedule, visit http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/destinations/gunma/index.html
Gunma Prefecture is easily accessible from the Tokyo area.
Travel from Tokyo to Takasaki, the gateway to Gunma, in as little as 50 minutes on the Nagano Shinkansen, or about 60 minutes on the Joetsu Shinkansen.
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• Tokyo to Takasaki on the Nagano Shinkansen "Asama" in about 50 minutes
• Tokyo to Takasaki on the Max Toki or Max Tanigawa on the Joetsu Shinkansen
Campaign information will be constantly updated on
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