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  • EDO WONDERLAND Nikko Edomura
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    4.0
    657 Reviews
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    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.

    To avoid rushing, you may want to consider to spend a night stay at Nikko as we stayed at Tokyo and hence 1 way train travel already taken up 2 hour (excluding shuttle bus to the Wonderland). You get...

  • Tobu World Square
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    4.0
    558 Reviews
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    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.

    We enjoyed this place so much! Very accessible for people with disability. They are well equipped for it! They have ramps and restrooms too. They have wheelchairs for free. We spent like hours...

  • Nasu Animal Kingdom
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    4.0
    411 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Oshima 1042-1
    This zoo is located along Prefectural Route 305 in Oshima, Nasu Town. The “Kingdom Town” is a mostly indoors area, while the “Kingdom Farm” is outdoors. Visitors can interact with the animals and enjoy animal shows. In addition, there’s the “Capybara no Yu” hot spring facility where visitors can soak in the hot water while observing capybaras bathing in an open-air bath. There are also five different restaurants and various shops available.

    Then we drove to the second stop of the day:Nasu Animal Kingdom 那須動物王國. It is famous for having many animal shows, including Bird Performance Show, Cat Show, New Zealand Farm Show, and Aqua Friends...

  • Nasu Highland Park
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    4.0
    205 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 3375
    This theme park is located in Takakuhei, Nasu Town. There are nine huge coasters inside as well as a large Ferris wheel, the six-level “MeGaMo” solid maze building, and an assortment of other amusement options. There’s also a mountain stream activity zone, a dog park, and more. In addition, you’ll find a food court, barbecue terrace area, restaurants, shops, and other facilities.

    It’s at least a couple of hours out from Tokyo, but it provides excellent value for money. My first impression was that it’s a bit old and run down but you can see where they are renovating and...

  • Hunter Mountain Shiobara
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    4.0
    116 Reviews
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    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 Stained Glass Museum
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    4.0
    130 Reviews
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    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...

  • Honda Collection Hall
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    4.5
    66 Reviews
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    Tochigi ken Haga-gun Mogi-cho Hayama 120-1
    "The Honda Collection Hall is a museum of Honda products located within the Twin Ring Motegi racetrack, around 30 minutes' drive from the Mito-Kita Smart Interchange on the Joban Expressway. The main focus is on Honda's motorcycles and cars; the second floor exhibits present the history of Honda's commercial products, while the third floor charts the development of Honda's involvement in motor sport. The first floor has the ""ASIMO Super Live"" zone, where visitors can see a functioning ASIMO robot. Special exhibitions are held throughout the year, and the ""Pit Workshop,"" housed in a separate building, has a range of experience-type activities that visitors can enjoy, including vehicle assembly and part-changing activities."

    Ok, well to want to see this, you have to have an interest in Honda cars. It is an all day trip from Tokyo by public transport but you can get almost all the way there on a JR pass. Take train out...

  • Ashio Copper Mine
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    4.0
    117 Reviews
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    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...

  • Ashikaga Flower Park
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    4.5
    962 Reviews
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    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.

    This is a beautiful park at night with seasonal flowers and millions of LED lighting to create a magical backdrop for photography. We drove and there are ample parking on Sunday despite the crowd...

  • Nakagawa Aquatic Park
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    4.5
    70 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Otawarashi Sarado 2686
    Tochigi Prefecture’s Otawara City is home to the prefecture’s only aquarium. In tanks replicating the ecology of the Nakagawa River, you can see creatures that inhabit a range of environments from the source to the river’s lower reaches. The huge tube-type tunnel aquarium featuring fish from the Amazon River like the enormous arapaima and piranha is a must see. There are many interactive areas as well, including touching tanks where visitors can encounter crayfish and starfish directly.

    Nice aquarium but we have been spoiled having been to much larger aquariums in the world, but a great place for a family, not too expensive and some nice attractions for the kids!

  • Utsunomiya Zoo
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Kamikanaimachi 552-2
    This zoo in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture has a theme of “Nature, Animals, and Kids.” It raises about 90 animal species, including lions, giraffes, and Asian elephants. You can see the animals up close and feed and pet some of the smaller ones. Pony rides are popular with the kids. There is also an amusement park on the grounds, a pool that’s open in summer, and a winter fishing pond. A visit provides a day of fun for the whole family.

    The zoo has some of the best cherry blossoms in Utsunomiya, totally worth paying for the ticket. As a zoo, however, hmmm... definitely no. Some of the enclosures are way too small, especially the...

  • Ichigo no Sato Farm (Strawberry Farm)
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Oyamashi Okawashima 408
    At this visitor’s farm, located in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, between the months of December and the end of May, one can enjoy picking Skyberry and Tochiotome strawberries, as well as seasonal fruits such as cherries, blueberries, peaches, and grapes. Located on the same grounds is Berry Berry Marché, a gourmet complex housing a buffet restaurant, a cafe, and confectionary shop.

    We went there during the strawberry season and I have to say - it was an unusual and pleasant experience. I have never gone fruit picking in my life before and this was the first. Plucking and eating...

  • Nasu World Monkey Park
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Kou 6146
    This zoo is located in Takakuko, Nasu Town. Along with several species of monkeys, including Japanese monkeys, lemurs, and squirrel monkeys, there are also elephants, red pandas, parakeets, cats, and a variety of other animals. In addition to a petting area, there’s a “monkey theater” with variety shows featuring monkeys and an “elephant forest” where visitors can ride elephants, along with many other experiences. You’ll also find restaurants that provide various Asian cuisine and shops that sell monkey-themed goods.

    初めて行きました。割引券を手に入れたので少し安く行けたのですが、本来なら大人は2100円の入園料。ゾウに乗るにはまた別料金。 これはちょっと高いなーと思ってしまいました。しかし、リスザルに触れられたりお猿のショーが見れたりと、そこまで園内は広くはないですが、小さい子供達はそれなりに楽しめたかなと思います。 ただご飯はガパオライスやベトナムコーヒーなど、アジア料理のお店になってしまうので、他で食べる...

  • British Embassy Villa Memorial Park
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2482
    A history museum standing on the shore of Lake Chuzenji. The building was constructed in 1896 as a personal villa for Ernest Mason Satow, a British diplomat who significantly influenced the Meiji restoration, and was later used as a villa for the British Embassy. The museum contains displays presenting the life of Satow, while the café on the second floor serves tea and scones prepared under the direction of the chef of the British Embassy in Japan. Here visitors can enjoy an elegant moment of relaxation while gazing at the scenery of the Okunikko area which famed 19th century English traveler Isabella Bird loved so much.

    Fully agree with Ries Dec.2017 review. I day-tripped from Nikko on a heaving bus but almost all opted for other sights. I used the boat - with English commentary - to reach the villa, then walked...

  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 3021
    The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art and Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko are located around 20 minutes' drive from the Sakuragawa-Chikusei Interchange of the Kita-Kanto Expressway, via the Tomobe Junction of the Joban Expressway. The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art features works by the late Mr. Shoji Hamada, who was a designated Living National Treasure, as well as works by other ceramists associated with the town of Mashiko. On the same site, there are also the Sasajima Kihei Hall, which has permanent exhibitions of works by the printmaker Kihei Sasajima, who studied under Shiko Munakata, and the Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence, which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world as part of an international exchange program. Shoji Hamada's House, which has been designated as a Cultural Property by the town of Mashiko, includes a reconstruction of the climbing kiln that Mr. Hamada used.

    This meseum is modern and is very nice and clean and very friendly to English visitor. The art that are on displays changes every 3 to 4 months so its always good to go back and visit to see what is...

  • Trick-art Pia Nikko
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kosagoe 1-4
    This trick art museum located in Nikko City’s Kosagoe area allows visitors to enjoy numerous exhibits using optical illusions. The museum is divided up into seven areas, each exhibiting works with different themes such as famous world paintings, a zoo, and an aquarium. This is a popular spot among group customers such as families and couples since visitors can not only look but also touch and play with the exhibits. Outside the museum there are also a sacred lover’s monument and a café.

    This museums artwork is seriously impressive. The museum isnt very mentally stimulating, which was frankly what we were looking for at the very beginning of our trip while we were still feeling...

  • Nikko Saru Gundan
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    3.5
    59 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Karakura 763
    Visitors at this leisure facility can enjoy watching monkeys act in plays, do street performances, and more. It is famous for having produced Taro and Jiro, a trainer-monkey pair that was once the star of many TV commercials. In addition to the exhibit areas, the facility also a number of attractions where visitors can play with the monkeys. The area where visitors can take a photo while holding baby Japanese macaques is gaining popularity.

    The show is very entertaining and lengthy. Price is very reasonable (you can discount when you purchase the admission tickets are the Tobu station travel center inside the station) compared to other...

  • Nasu Teddy Bear Museum
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 1185-4
    This teddy bear museum is located in Takakuhei, Nasu Town. You’ll find a collection that includes “artist bears” based on artists from around the world, as well as antique bears and Teddy Edward, the teddy bear that has traveled the most around the world. There are also planned exhibitions. In addition, there’s a museum shop with a variety of teddy bear goods, as well as a tea room with teddy bear-themed menu items.

    Great for family with small children, touch of Americana, Ghibli studio, cute gift shop. Relax in the teddy bear cafe,

  • Utsunomiya Museum of Art
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    4.5
    45 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Nagaokachou 1077
    An art museum in Utsunomiya City. Their collection brings together modern art, posters, and designer furniture that focus on the themes of Art and the Region, Art and Life, and Art and the Environment. They also display works of art from local Utsunomiya artists. The museum holds special exhibitions and art related workshops as well as nature viewing excursions into Utsunomiya's Cultural Forest.

    I have visited the museum countless times. The park in which it is located in and of itself is an attraction and worth taking a picnic, a frisbee, a camera to on a fine day. Unless you are disabled...

  • Nasu Flower World
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Toyohara Hei Nasu Michi 5341-1
    This botanical garden is located along Prefectural Route 68 in Toyoharaotsu Nasumichishita, Nasu Town. Amidst the vast verdure of the Nasu highland, you’ll find roses, lupins, tulips, and many other vibrant seasonal blooms. With the Nasu Mountains and other natural splendor in the backdrop, visitors can bask in the majestic scenery.

    Visited above on 8May2016 and most of the Tulips already pass its peak with no other flowers at sight. The visitor is little and place to access from the Shin-Shinagawa station is only by Taxi which...

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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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