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Shiroiya Hotel in Maebashi

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Discover local and international art, architecture, and Joshu cuisine in the heart of Gunma Prefecture’s capital city

Gunma Prefecture


For more than 300 years, Shiroiya Ryokan was a popular destination in Maebashi for writers, artists, and celebrities. However, the decline of the city center forced the inn to close in 2008. From 2014, the property spent over six years under renovation, and was reborn in 2020 as Shiroiya Hotel.


Shiroiya Hotel was designed by architect Sou Fujimoto and a host of internationally admired artists. Each room offers a new aesthetic experience for guests, who can avail themselves of sauna rooms, or Gault & Millau-listed local Joshu cuisine in the open-style dining restaurant.


© Shinya Kigure | Creative Joshu cuisine dish made with seasonal sweetfish


The atrium lounge is a versatile artistic space offering all-day dining. Events such as concerts, tea ceremonies, hiking, and canoeing reflect a wealth of potential for both longtime residents and international arrivals to enjoy.


© Shinya Kigure


Abiding by the slogan “Where Good Things Grow,” today downtown Maebashi is filled with newly-opened stylish cafés and restaurants alongside well-established Japanese-style bars and diners. As a result, Maebashi now paints a distinctive picture of a rejuvenated city bridging Japan and the world, with Shiroiya Hotel front and center.




How to get there


By Train: 
From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu Hokuriku Shinkansen to Takasaki Station (about 50 minutes), then a local train to Maebashi Station (about 15 minutes). Shiroiya Hotel is about 5 minutes by car from Maebashi Station.


By Car:
About 15 minutes from the Maebashi IC of the Kan-etsu Expressway.


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



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