Since its establishment in 2007, the Nakanojo Biennale attracts over 400,000 visitors to Nakanojo. From several months before the opening of the festival, artists reside in the small town while creating their work.
Hinatami Yakushido Temple
One of Gunma's oldest temples, Hinatami Yakushido is a designated National Treasure. It has long looked over a historic hot spring resort that attracted people recovering from illness. The footbath and hot spring nearby are free to the public.
Soba Dokoro Keyaki
This charming soba restaurant at the base of sacred Mount Takeyama uses local buckwheat as well as vegetables for its tempura. The tempura soba set is highly recommended.
From Tokyo to Nakanojo, it's roughly 2 hours by Shinkansen bullet train and local train. During the Biennale, a shuttle bus takes visitors between the Nakanojo Town Office and areas without public transport access.