Best Sightseeing Locations

City Views

From the top of the prefectural office building, you can enjoy the panoramic views of both Mt. Akagi and the Tone River.

This office building is literally outstanding in the city, because it is the highest building in Gunma. It is only 5 minutes away from the center of the city. If you go a little farther to Maebashi Park, you can find yourself surrounded by natural beauty in a quiet setting.

[1] The Prefectural Office Building 【群馬県庁】

This building was constructed on the site of the former Maebashi Castle. It was remodeled in 1999 and now is the tallest building in the prefecture and the tallest prefectural office in all of Japan. It has a hall on the 32nd floor where the visitors enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, rivers and the surrounding Kanto Plain. In the winter, thanks to dry wind, the sky is especially clear and you can see great distances.

There are also some fine restaurants on this floor.



“Voler Cygne”: a European restaurant on the 31st floor.

Hours: Lunch Time: 11:30 to 14:30, Tea Time: 14:30 to 16:00,
and Dinner Time: 17:30 to 21:30
Telephone: +81-27-220-1600

“KuroMatsu” : a Japanese restaurant on the 31st floor.

Hours: Lunch Time: 11:30 to 14:00, Tea Time: 14:30 to 16:30,
and Dinner Time: 17:00 to 22:00
Telephone: +81-27-220-1131

Café People 21: on the first basement

Hours: 11:30 to 14:00

G FACE CAFÉ: in the building of Showa

Hours: 9:00 to 19:00

[2] Shinsui Suijo Stage (Water Stage) 【親水水上ステージゾーン】

This area is located inside of Maebashi Park. The theme is obviously water. You can see how water flows from the source to the ocean on a small scale. The waterfall is set for the visitors to see the backside and the fountain shoots up 10 meters into the air like the one on Lake Leman in Switzerland.


[3] Maebashi Park 【前橋公園】

Located near the center of the city, this park is a great place to slow down and take a break. The cherry trees, Sachi-no-Ike (Pond Sachi), and Rinkokaku, a historical building, give the park several points of interest.


[4] Toshogu (Toshogu Shrine) 【東照宮】

Ieyasu Tokugawa, who was the first general and was responsible for the creation of the Edo Era, is worshipped as a god at this shrine. It was built in 1624 by Naomoto Matsudaira, a Maebashi feudal lord. The sculptures in the inner shrine are by Genzo Shimamura in the Edo Era. Many culturally valuable items are displayed inside.

The shrine also purifies your cars. You take your car into the shrine and the priest purifies it and prays for the safety of its passengers. This type of purification, which has now spread all over in Japan, was first introduced by this shrine,


Four Seasons

The best place to see the cherry blossoms is in Maebashi Park. The trees are planted around Sachi-no-ike (Pond Sachi) and at the base of the old Maebashi Castle. Many street stalls for both food and souvenirs are open in this season.