Hirose River and Maebashi City Museum of Literature
Address（Maebashi City Museum of Literature）:
Flowing through the center of the city, the Hirose River has been a symbol of Maebashi City that has emphasized the beauty of its natural green setting and pure water. Along the banks of the river are Maebashi City Museum of Literature, Hirosegawa Museum and the monuments of the poets such as Sakutaro Hagiwara and Shinkichi Ito.
To Maebashi City Museum:
To Hirosegawa Museum:
By Car: Both of the museums are located about 15 minutes from Maebashi Exit off the Kannetsu Expressway. After the expressway, take Route 17 to the center of Maebashi City.
Parking: Paid parking lots are available around the river and the museums.
Where to Go around Hirose River
Maebashi City Museum of Literature
Sakutaro Hagiwara is one of the most prominent figures in Japanese modern poetry. His poems as well as his own hand-written letters and some of his belongings are exhibited in a special room.
Address:12-10 Chiyoda-machi, Maebashi, Gunma
The museum is located right next to the bridge named Umaya-bashi across the Hirose River. The building was registered as a national tangible cultural asset after the 2nd World War.
Address: 3-3-10 Chiyoda-machi, Maebashi, Gunma