[Kanto Touring] [Gunma Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Manyo no Sato! A solo trip filled with nostalgia and history

Hello, I’m _hiroyuki.ta, a moto blogger.

This time, I toured to Manyo no Sato in Kanna-cho, Tano-gun, Gunma Prefecture on my favorite Harley Sports Glide (FLSB).


What is Manyo no Sato?

Manyo no Sato is a spot along the Kanna River in the southwestern part of Gunma Prefecture, where there are many monuments of poems written in the Manyoshu. You can fully enjoy the clear waters of the Kannagawa River and the rich nature.

Route to Manyo no Sato

It takes about 2 hours to reach Manyo no Sato from central Tokyo via the Kanetsu Expressway and National Route 299.

The specific route is as follows.

  • From central Tokyo take the Kanetsu Expressway towards Takasaki
  • Get off at Fujioka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.
  • Take National Route 299 towards Manyo no Sato
  • To Manyo no Sato

Highlights of Manyo no Sato


The highlights of Manyo no Sato can be broadly divided into the following three types.

Poetry monument written in Manyoshu

In Manyo no Sato, there are approximately 200 monuments of poems written in the Manyoshu. The author and content of the poem are written on the monument, allowing you to feel closer to the world of Manyoshu.

Clear stream of Kannagawa River

The Kanna River flows through Manyo no Sato. The clear waters of the Kannagawa River are very beautiful, and we recommend taking a walk along the river.

Rich nature

Manyo no Sato is a spot surrounded by rich nature. You can enjoy a variety of nature including mountains, forests, and grasslands.

Manyo no Sato motorcycle parking lot

There is one motorcycle parking lot in Ha no Sato.

Manyo no Sato parking lot

This is the parking lot at the entrance of Roadside Station Manyo no Sato. There is a capacity for approximately 100 vehicles, and parking is free.


Manyo no Sato is a popular tourist spot where you can experience the world of Manyoshu up close. How about enjoying the charm of Manyo no Sato while touring by bike?