Gunma

Japanese train becomes a restaurant at this sleepy countryside station

A very unique place to eat. 

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Gunma Prefecture’s mascot brought in an estimated 71.3 billion yen last year

That’s a pretty popular horse.

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Man arrested for trying to kill a convenience store owner over a cup of coffee

Latte triggers a series of events that results in attempted murder.

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Gunma’s yaki manju, unknown to most Japanese people, are the best manju we’ve ever had

Our sweet-loving reporter falls in love with a delicacy that’s been enjoyed by the people of Gunma for hundreds of years.

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Flush your prayers down the toilet at this unique Japanese temple

A new way to pray at the porcelain altar.

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Japanese honey toast is breathtakingly large, contains two litres of ice cream

Bread and ice cream reaches new heights at this restaurant.

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Holy noodles! Japanese restaurant serves up some very unusual udon

Food for thought, in more ways than one.

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Nope, these AREN’T eels — Gunma Prefecture’s ‘Nasu no Kabayaki’ blows our reporter’s mind

Our reporter was craving some grilled eel, but ended up with something even more delicious!

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We go on a pilgrimage to find traditional sweets shaped like a Subaru car

A must-have snack for anyone who likes cars, traditional Japanese confectionary… or both!

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Japan’s most meaningless road sign discovered, has Internet feeling lost

Umm…thanks, Gunma Prefecture.

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Spicy fish egg theme park opens newest location in Gunma Prefecture

There’s something fishy about this place…

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Taking a trip to the Brazil of Japan, Oizumi, for lunch

It’s a long way from the office, but it’s the most authentic Brazilian food we can find without going all the way to Brazil.

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New convenience store chain to rival 7-Eleven opens in Japan

The company behind beef bowl chain Sukiya and conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Hama Sushi now have their own konbini.

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Japanese festival says thank you and goodbye to daruma good-luck dolls…with fire【Photos】

A dramatic send-off at a mountain temple.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu bento sold for 10th anniversary tour

Waiter, there’s kawaii in my food.

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Gunma man arrested for attempted marriage of woman without her knowledge

Groom took his victim to be his unlawfully wedded wife.

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Episode of Gunma-chan anime deemed not suitable for children and shelved

What has that little horsey gotten itself into?

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World Heritage Site in Gunma struggling to crowdfund repair costs

A silk mill that generated an immeasurable amount of money for Japan, is not getting the favor returned.

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Japanese governmental employees in frantic pencil-shaving spree to meet city election day

COVID-19 pandemic measures mean a sharpened pencil must be prepared for each of thousands of potential voters.

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Hot spring in Gunma Prefecture found to reduce COVID-19 infectivity by over 90 percent

A disinfectant so good you could bathe in it.

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