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Stay at a Creative Paradise Hotel in Gunma


Art, nature, history, dining, and relaxation: Whatever your interest, one hotel offers something for you


Maebashi was formerly a silk-producing powerhouse and was crucial to the modernization of Japan. Once an inn for artists and celebrities, the hotel has undergone many transformations, and is now open thanks to the efforts of the international art community.

The Shiroiya Hotel was redesigned by one of Japan’s leading architects, and it exhibits works by artists from Gunma, other parts of Japan, and even abroad.



The hotel offers a traditional in-house tea ceremony, critically acclaimed cuisine, and a Finnish sauna with open air views of Mt. Akagi.

The nearby Minakami Biosphere Reserve is perfect for hiking, and visitors can kayak in Lake Shima. Exclusive guided tours to these destinations are available with advance booking.

The hotel also serves as a center for the area’s revitalization efforts, where guests can learn about the lifestyles of the locals and how Maebashi has transformed.

Access: The hotel is about one and a half hours from Tokyo Station by train.



Contribution to Sustainability

The Shiroiya Ryokan (inn) operated for more than 300 years here but closed in 2008. The existing building was renovated over a period of six and a half years. Today, it is a base for the local community, providing opportunities to appreciate food, and culture to guests and visitors.




2-2-15 Honmachi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma-ken


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