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Fragmentary infomation about Annaka and Takasaki. Darumaji, Yawata Hachimangu, Townscape of Matsuida etc.

Takasaki - Guide

A city that rivals prefectural capital Maebashi.

pinDarumaji Temple [達磨寺] link



Takasaki, Gunma Pref.MAP

Darumaji is a relatively large Obaku Zen temple.
20-min walk from JR Gunma-Yawata Sta.

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pinYawata Hachimangu Shrine [八幡八幡宮]



Takasaki, Gunma Pref.MAP

Yawata Hachimangu is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts.
12-min walk from Gunma-Yawata Sta.

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pinGunma-ken Gokoku Jinja [群馬県護国神社]



Takasaki, Gunma Pref.MAP

Gunma-ken Gokoku Jinja is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the war-dead soldiers who went to war from Gunma Prefecture.

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pinKiyomizu-dera Temple [清水寺]



Takasaki, Gunma Pref.MAP

Kiyomizudera is a Shingon Buddhist temple.

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Annaka - Guide

pinBuke Nagaya, Kyu-Annaka-han Gun-bugyo Yakutaku [武家長屋、旧安中藩郡奉行役宅]



Annaka, Gunma Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00 (-16:30 Dec-Feb); 210yen;closed Mon* & late Dec-early Jan

Buke Nagaya was an apartment building for low-class samurai and Kyu-Annaka-han Gun-bugyo Yakutaku a residence for high ranking district officials, both of which were built in the Edo era for samurai who belonged to the Annaka Domain.
25-min walk from JR Annaka Sta.

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pinTownscape of Matsuida [松井田の宿場町]



Annaka, Gunma Pref.MAP

This town was a post station along Nakasen-do Route. Located in the coutry, it wasn't bombard in WWII nor destroyed by economic development.
Near JR Matsuida & Nishi-Matsuida Sta.

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pinGoryo Chaya-honjin [五料茶屋本陣]



Annaka, Gunma Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00 (-16:30 Dec-Feb); 210yen; closed Mon* & Dec 27-Jan 5.

A chaya-honjin is a house where domain lords, shogunate officials and such took a temporary rest (but unlike a honjin, not an overnight one).

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pinArita-ya [有田屋]



Annaka, Gunma Pref.MAP

Aritaya is a soy sauce maker which preserves old facilities.

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