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Regional Information Gunma
Gunma Prefecture - a suitable inland location with a substantial high-speed transportation network and less natural disasters.
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Gunma is sited approximately 100 km away from key market Tokyo, which can be reached in about one hour. The Kan-etsu Expressway, Tohoku Expressway, and Joetsu Shinkansen run north-south, while the Joshin-etsu Expressway, Kita-Kanto Expressway, and Hokuriku Shinkansen run east-west. Those expressway and Shinkansen lines converge in Gunma, enabling speedy access to other locations throughout the country.
The Kan-etsu Expressway, Joshin-etsu Expressway, Kita-Kanto Expressway, and Tohoku Expressways cross in Gunma, making the prefecture a vital transport conduit to the Tohoku, Hokuriku, Tokai, and Kansai regions.
The expansion of the Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway shortened the traveling time to Narita International Airport, while the Kita-Kanto Expressway provides easy access to Ibaraki Airport. High-speed transportation networks offer speedy access to airports that link to numerous domestic and international destinations.
A route has been established to flow into the prefecture from the ports of Niigata and Keihin by way of land routes such as expressways. The prefecture has an inland customs facility, Oota International Cargo Terminal. It serves as the marine port of entry to the inland prefecture and contributes greatly to reducing distribution costs of corporations located in Gunma, and to shortening lead times.
It takes about one hour to travel to Tokyo, Niigata and Nagano on the Joetsu or Nagano Shinkansen. The prefecture is also connected to downtown Tokyo by conventional railway lines as well as private railroads.