Minakami is a mountainous hot spring resort town within easy reach of Tokyo in northern Gunma Prefecture.
In the shadow of nearby Mount Tanigawa, Minakami, together with Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Shima, make up the four best known hot spring towns of Gunma. Perhaps its most famous baths are found at Takaragawa Onsen, a mixed hot spring with some of the largest outdoor baths in Japan.
This four season resort has been primarily known for beautiful natural scenery, hot springs and traditional crafts. In the last few years, Minakami has become an adventure spot for outdoor activities such as canyoning, rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping, hiking and of course, snow sports.