Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Ashikaga Flower Park
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Ashikagashi Hasamachou 607
    A full spectrum of flowers bloom in this flower park, located in Tochigi Prefecture. One particularly famous specimen is the wisteria said to be over 140 years old, and designated as a Prefectural Natural Monument. Many visitors come from all over the country during peak season when Japan’s largest wisteria and white Japanese wisteria bloom and form a tunnel. In winter, you’ll find one of the largest illumination displays in Kanto, with four million light bulbs.

    あしかがフラワーパークの中の レストランですが とにかく値段が高いのに たいしたことはないです フードコートのほうが良いです この時期は藤ではなくイルミネーションです

  • EDO WONDERLAND Nikko Edomura
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    4.0
    601 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Karakura 470-2
    This Edo-period theme park is located in Karakura, Nikko City. You’ll find authentic-feeling replicas of everything from merchant district to warrior homes, ninja villages, and many other areas inspired by Edo-period townscapes. There’s a facility where visitors can dress up as Edo-period townspeople and warriors, as well as a playhouse, restaurant, and Edo artisanal experiences, allowing them to truly feel like they’re in the Edo period. Many seasonal events are held as well.

    A wonderful experience to discover the Edo period from the houses, businesses to lifestyle of courtisans, Samarai, Ninja and artisans, very similar concept to our Sovereign Hill in Ballarat...

  • Sano Premium Outlets
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    4.0
    400 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Koenachou 2058
    This outlet mall in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture is a popular destination with foreign tourists and visitors from the Tohoku region. It features about 170 stores selling a range of products like fashion and household goods, interior decor, sports merchandise, kids items, and more. There are restaurants and cafés as well. Its fashionable shopping streets, reminiscent of America’s east coast, make it a popular dating spot.

    It’s a great place to visit for some “western” style shopping and an excellent little stop in sleepy Sano. Take in the culture of the “town” and get some quality shopping in as well, away from the...

  • Tobu World Square
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    4.0
    562 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsenohara 209-1
    You’ll find this theme park in Kinugawaonsen-ohara, Nikko City along National Route 121. There’s an exhibit featuring miniature versions of 102 famous structures throughout the world, including 46 World Heritage Sites, built at 1/25 the size. In addition to photo opportunities, you’ll find full-scale Statue of Liberty footprints and other features that allow you to compare the size of the miniature replicas.

    2,800 yen for adults. Quite a big park to walk about and admire the mini sized architectures. There’s is winter illumination after sunset during autumn and winter. If you look close enough you will...

  • Ohya History Museum
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    4.5
    571 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Oyamachi 909
    This museum is at the site of a former quarry in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. Apart from introducing guests to the history of Oya stone mining and its techniques, it displays tools used for hand excavation between Japan’s feudal era and the 1950s in its exhibition hall. At a depth of 30 meters, the quarry spans a vast 20 thousand square meters, producing a mysterious world like an underground temple or the inside of a pyramid. It is also used as a location for shooting films and television dramas, as well as a concert venue.

    We decided to go here because it was very different from the normal touristy attractions. But let me tell you it didn’t disappoint the way it is set up is amazing. Lights set in such a way to enhance...

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2301
    A shrine located in Sannai, Nikko City. It was founded in 1617 as a shrine dedicated to the Tosho Daigongen (Tokugawa Ieyasu). There are many buildings including eight National Treasures and 34 Important Cultural Properties in the shrine grounds as well as the beautifully adorned and richly colored carvings of the Three Wise Monkeys—Mizaru, Iwazaru and Kikazaru (see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil)—and the Nemuri-neko (sleepy cat) attributed to Hidari Jingoro. Nikko Toshogu is also registered as a World Heritage Site as one of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko.

    There are too many valuable things in Nikko, but what you cannot miss is Toshogu, and its highlights are Yomeimon Gate and Okumiya. This is the bottom part of the shrine, and once only Shogun was...

  • Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
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    4.5
    313 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Honchou 8-27
    This is a Tochigi prefectural urban park which was landscaped in 1899 as a place of convalescence for Emperor Taisho. One part of the former Akasaka homestead of the Edo daimyo, Kishu Tokugawa was moved to its current location at the wealthy person’s villa which formerly existed here. Even after that, additional buildings were added but the overall harmony was retained. The building has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and it is possible to tour the interior of the building. You can enjoy the various scenery from season to season starting with the 400-year-old weeping cherry tree in the garden.

    The Villa is very well maintained and surprisingly large. Not as old as some in Japan but full of traditional architecture and styling. The gardens are beautifully maintained and well worth a wander...

  • Cheese Garden (Nasu Main Store)
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    4.0
    255 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Kou Kashiwagihara 2888
    This cheese and cheese-based product shop is located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. It offers a wide variety of products with a focus on cheese and wine from Japan and around the world, as well as western sweets. It also sells products such as their Goyotei and Shirasagi cheesecakes, as well as freshly-baked financier (the latter of which is only available on an irregular basis). The shop also features a cafe and is visited by many tourists.

    The beef stew is remarkably tender, and delicious entree-salad. It is gorgeous food, great ambience and charming service.

  • Roadside Station Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori
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    3.5
    274 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 593-8
    This roadside station is located at an altitude of 470 meters on the side of Prefectural Route 17, which runs through Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. It features a wide variety of facilities including the Fureai no Sato Farmer's Market, where visitors can purchase fresh seasonal produce, as well as Nasutoran, which offers Nasu Wagyu beef dishes and other dishes. Other facilities include the Kogeikan craft center, the Kanko Koryu Centre tourist information center, and more, making it a place where many tourists stop by.

    This place is a combination of - transit hub for local sightseeing bus that goes to other local attraction spot like bear museum, onsens, animal farm etc - public bus stop that also goes all the way...

  • Hunter Mountain Shiobara
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    4.0
    124 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Yumotoshiobara Front black
    A ski resort in Maekuro Yumoto-Shiobara Nasu-Shiobara City. The ski resort offers a three kilometer downhill trail a Snow Park equipped with a half pipe and kicker The Kids Park with plenty to do such as the sledding slope and the Family Park where families can have fun together. As well as ski and snowboard lessons the resort provides plenty of facilities including six restaurants and shops.

    Hands down, Hunter Mountain Shiobara is the best mountain for skiing and snowboarding in the Kanto region. Its close proximity to Tokyo makes it a great option for anyone who is looking for a quick...

  • Nasu Safari Park
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    3.5
    193 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 3523
    This safari park is located in Takakuhei, Nasu Town. In addition to observing nearly 70 animal species in the ecological exhibits, including lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, and bison, visitors can also enjoy feeding the herbivorous animals. Also, every Saturday from April until the end of October (additional dates during three-day weekends, Golden Week, and summer break), night safaris are held in which visitors can observe the habits of nocturnal animals. It’s also possible to only visit the safari restaurant, where you can enjoy barbecued dishes, curry, rice bowls, noodles, and more.

    Friendly staff, but the animals kennels were dirty and smelly, which made me sad for the animals. The bus driver told us that most animals were born and raised there, so they were unafraid of...

  • Utsunomiya Futaarayama Shrine
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    4.0
    266 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Baba Dori 1-1-1
    This shrine to the 2,486-meter-high sacred mountain Mt. Futaara is also the tutelary shrine of Nikko. The temple's massive precinct covers some 3,400 hectares that includes the Nikko Mountains, which are part of Nikko National Park, as well as the Kegon Falls, the descending Irohazaka route, and Shinkyo Bridge, an important cultural asset.

    This ancient shrine is in middle of city, and is pretty peaceful as well. Need to climb a few stairs to reach the top, isnt much of a problem for anyone with average health. The compound is also...

  • Kinugawakanaya Hotel
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    4.5
    160 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsenohara 1394

    Exactly whats written on the tin. The classic hotel in Nikko. Great location - top of the hill - for the sacred shrines and temples, and for jumping off to the lakes further up the valley. But close...

  • Roadside Station Domannaka Tanuma
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    3.5
    112 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Yoshimizuchou 366-2
    This roadside station’s name derives from its location at the center of the Japanese archipelago. It hosts a farm stand selling a variety of products, fresh local vegetables, and brand rice. It’s also well equipped with facilities like a food court for casual dining, as well as a foot bath and a restaurant. Popular items include fried potatoes and Sano ramen noodles, a delicious local specialty. Visitors pour in throughout the year for its various events, including a summertime haunted house and an illuminated garden in winter.

    こんな時期ですが実家のお墓参りに行く途中お花を買いに寄りました。思った以上に混んでました。農家直売の野菜や佐野名物芋フライ、地元メーカーのソースと色々購入して帰りました。

  • Kegon Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2479-2
    This is a magnificent waterfall which cascades down the 97 meter high sheer cliffs in a flash, and is one of Japan’s top three most famous waterfalls. If you go down to the observation deck by elevator which requires the payment of a fee, you will be able to experience up close the intensity of the water falling down which rises from the waterfall basin with a splash. You can enjoy the magnificent fresh greenery and the figure of Asian house martins flying around in the vicinity of the waterfall in the early summer, crimson foliage in the autumn and in winter, the frozen small falls or the twelve falls as they are called located half way up the waterfall provide us with a beautiful display. It is a waterfall which provides us with picturesque scenery from season to season.
  • Nasu Stained Glass Museum
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    4.0
    132 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 1790
    This is the largest stained glass museum in Japan, and it is located along Prefectural Route 21 in Takakuhei, Nasu Town. The interior is decorated in the style of the manor houses in Cotswolds, England, and it contains several works of antique stained glass from the 1800s. The chapel hosts daily pipe organ and music box performances, and it is possible to book it for wedding ceremonies.

    We mainly visited the place for kids to experience stained glass classes and also looked at the beautiful building. Kids were not that interested so we felt the pricy entrance fees not worthed it. As...

  • Ashio Copper Mine
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    4.0
    121 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Ashiomachitsudou 9-2
    The Ashio Copper Mine in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture was once the mining capital of Japan. It supplied the nation’s copper industry for about 400 years until closure. A portion of the mine is open to visitors, and a trolley train lets you tour the inside and learn about the mining industry through the ages, the history of the mines, and the mining process.

    The Ashio Copper Mine operated for more than 300 years before it was closed in 1973 and produced more copper than any other mine in Japan. Visitors ride a little train into the mine and then walk...

  • Omaru Onsen Ryokan
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    4.5
    128 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 269
    A hot spring inn in Nasu County Tochigi Prefecture. Come spend a night at this Nasu hot spring and get in touch with nature while relaxing in their open-air baths. The springs contain lots of metasilicic acid which aids not just nerve pain and sensitivity to cold but is also said to have the effect of beatifying skin and be effective for skin diseases. The baths are also available for day trips.

    At the very end of the mountain side. It is very private and exclusive. They have male only, female only and mixed bath. The baths in open areas are blended Into the nature. As it is in the...

  • Nasu Ropeway
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto Nasidake 215
    Nasu Ropeway connects the Sanroku Station located at Nasu Highland on Mt. Nasu in Yumoto, Nasu Town, with Sancho Station at the ninth hill station of Mt. Chausu. Cable cars depart every 20 minutes from the middle of March to the middle of November. Passengers can enjoy the natural scenery surrounding Mt. Chausu in the different seasons such as the snow topped mountains, azalea blooming in the spring, alpine plants and autumn leaves.

    那須岳の山頂9合目まで連れて行ってくれるロープウェイ。運行時間およそ4分ほどなので、それほどロープウェイに連れていってもらった感は感じられず。そのわりにチケット代がそれなりなので、まあ、こんなものなのかなー。

  • Takino Jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    112 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2310-1
    Associated with Futarasan Jinja Shrine, this shrine is located approximately one kilometer from the main shrine. Tagorihime-no-Mikoto, the princess of Onamuchi-no-Mikoto, is enshrined here. The shrine is encompassed by a fence and is built in a quiet space amidst the trees where Tagorihime is said to have descended to earth. Sights to see include the Kodane-ishi, where visitors offer prayers for conception and easy childbirth, the Enmusubi-no-Sasa, and the Undameshi-no-torii, a stone torii gate where it is customary to try your luck tossing stones through the small hole near the top. Shiraito Falls located nearby is also a must-see.

    We did the temples, shrines and the Imperial Villa, but this was the best thing we did in Nikko. The trail starts near the Shinkyo Sacred Bridge and proceeds up the mountain past the Toshogu Shrine...

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi’s capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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