New Golden Route

The way of life

Course 18 days trip

Dive deep into the living landscapes, townscapes, and metropolises of Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Autumn


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Day 3

from Takasaki Sta. to Joshu-Tomioka Sta. by Train - 40 min.

on Foot - 15 min.

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill

Registered as a World Heritage in June 2014. By enabling the mass production of raw silk, these facilities contributed to the popularization of silk.

60 min.


Local food

by Taxi - 40 min.

Shorinzan Darumaji Temple (40 min.)

Takasaki Daruma

Daimonya (Daruma painting)

Gunma Prefecture is the leading producer of Daruma dolls in Japan. Takasaki Daruma dolls are painted with symbols of longevity, cranes (eyebrows) and turtles (mastache), and are considered to bring good luck. This is because the left eyes is painted while making a wish, and the right eye is painted when the wish is granted. The doll is returned to a shrine at the end of a year, and a new doll is purchased at the beginning of a New Year, and a new wish is made.

60 min.


by Taxi - 20 min.

to Karuizawa Sta. by Train - 30 min.


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