Located roughly in the center of Japan, Gunma Prefecture is within a 100-km (62-mile) radius of Tokyo and features landforms with significant differences in elevation ranging from 10 to 1,400 m (33 to 4,593 feet). In addition to this unique geological setting, abundant water sources and extended hours of sunlight make Gunma Prefecture the perfect area to practice various forms of agriculture throughout the year.
Gunma Prefecture is especially active in growing vegetables and raising livestock. Gunma boasts Japan’s largest production scale of numerous agricultural commodities including cabbage, cucumbers and pork. In addition, there are many unique local specialties, such as konjac potatoes, which account for over 90% of the national share, and "Yayoihime", a variety of strawberries that originated in Gunma.