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Castle Town Course

Maebashi Castle was admired for its beautiful structure by Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first general in the Edo Era.
This is the course to introduce the castle town.

[1] Arts in the Prefectural Office Building 【県庁舎のアート】

There are various types of art displayed in the building. Ken-no-Katachi (the shape of the prefecture) made of black granite is displayed in the entrance hall. On the 18th floor is  the monument titled Warabeuta (Children’s songs) , which is also made of black granite. The relief map of Gunma Prefecture is decorated on the 26th floor. Approximately 20 art works are exhibited throughout the building.

The Hall on the Top Floor

Hours: Open everyday from 9:00 to 22:00
Admission Fee: Free

Art Exhibition

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Admission Fee: Free.


[2] Ryukaiin (Ryukaiin Temple) 【龍海院】

Here is a Sotoshu temple following Zen (Buddhism) lessons and practices. The feudal lord Sakai belonged to this temple, and so his ancestors and descendants are buried here. Beyond the gate surrounded by the cherry blossoms is the sacred air of Zen. In the garden, you can see a rock carved into the shape of Buddha’s foot and some monuments inscribed with poems. This temple is a cultural treasure in the city.

Hours: 9:00 to 16:00.


[3] Maebashijo Kurumabashimon
(The Gate of Maebashi Castle) 【前橋城車橋門跡】

Although only the rock base remains, this gate still gives you a sense of the glorious time of the past.


[4] Maebashi Catholic Church 【前橋カトリック教会】

This was the first Catholic church in Gunma built by a French priest in 1905. The cathedral was built in 1932, and was registered as a national cultural treasure. The beautiful stained glass windows were made in France.







Four Seasons

An abundance of cherry trees are planted on the banks of the Tone River. In the spring, when they bloom, you travel through a tunnel of cherry blossoms, which lasts about 200 meters.

The monument of Kyojiro Hagiwara stands among the cherry trees, and this cherry tree avenue leads directly to the cycling course.