Tokyo, which is the national capital, is situated 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of Takasaki, while Yokohama is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the southeast.
Don't restrict yourself to Takasaki, because this region contains numerous natural and man-made attractions which await the savvy traveler. While in the region, visit the Aqua Paradise Patio and Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Museum in Fukaya, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the northwest of Takasaki.
While you are staying in Takasaki, why don't you see Nikko. Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Taiyuinbyo, Oze National Park and Toshogu. Nikko Temple, Nikko National Park and Rinno-ji Temple are just a sample of the other interesting visitor attractions that await.
Ensuring you have the time to understand a little of Japanese separates the savvy travelers from the tourists. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is useful. In English, it means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Where's the toilet?" is another good one know, so try getting your mouth around "Benjo wa doko desu ka?"
Be aware, if you are likely to be in Takasaki around the 23rd of December, Birthday of Emperor Akihito is celebrated then and some attractions may have irregular opening hours.
At the end of your adventure in Gunma, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Sayōnara" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with wonderful memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.