- The smallest municipality in Gunma Prefecture, with a population of fewer than 1,200.
- 96% woodland, with the Kanna River running through the center of town.
- Delicious local specialties.
Uenomura located in the southwestern edge of Gunma
20% of the population are so-called “I-turn” residents who moved from more urban areas and now enjoy their life together with the locals. It’s the sort of warm and welcoming town where neighbors share their crops and you’re bound to see someone you know at the store.
Nature everywhere you look!!
95% woodland, the village is full of natural beauty and wildlife. The source of the Kanna River is located here in Uenomura, and its startlingly clear waters have been chosen as one of the “100 Famous Waters of Heisei.” The river is perfect for fishing or water activities.
We welcome visitors to come and enjoy the natural wonders here in Uenomura. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about the bustle of your everyday life.
Local Specialties Galore!
Uenomura is surrounded by woodlands, so it’s no wonder why Uenomura has a specialty woodworking shop. Feel free to drop in and see the wares. From bowls and plates to furniture, everything is brimming with the warmth of quality wood.
Jukkoku Miso, Inobuta, and Jukkoku Shiitake
Uenomura’s “Jukkoku Miso” is made using wheat and a rice mold called koji. It takes over a year to make in a natural fermenting process that is entirely free of additives. There are a number of local products that use our specialty Jukkoku Miso.
Breeding a wild boar (inoshishi) and a domestic pig (buta) creates a breed called inobuta. Fatty cuts of inobuta offer a unique sweetness while the leaner meat is startlingly rich. Don’t miss your opportunity to try some while you’re here—its surprisingly difficult to find anywhere else!
“Jukkoku Shiitake” are a type of mushroom grown with the pure source water of the Kanna River that are deliciously plump. A number of products are made with Jukkoku Shiitake, including shiitake tea and shiitake soup.