Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Ashikaga Flower Park
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    4.5
    1008 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.

    I think it is better to visit maybe end of April. Even though we enjoyed the garden very much but most of the flowers already bloomed and maybe some with leftover late bloomers.

  • EDO WONDERLAND Nikko Edomura
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    4.0
    678 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.

    Very good place. Who like samurai and ninja must visit here. Very recommended place to visit. You can change your clothes to become ninja or samurai or etc.

  • Tobu World Square
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    4.0
    585 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.

    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...

  • Twin Ring Motegi
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    4.0
    193 Reviews
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    Tochigi ken Haga-gun Mogi-cho Hayama 120-1
    This mobility theme park is famous in part thanks to its motor sports circuit and is located in Motegi Town, Haga County, Tochigi. Inside the park you’ll find things for the whole family to enjoy including Mobi Park where even children can try driving and riding different vehicles and a giant multi-level labyrinth. Have a comfortable time glamping and coming into close contact with nature in the nearby woods.

    As keen MotoGP fans we were very excited to attend the Twin Ring Motegi MotoGP for the first time. Accommodation was in Utsunomiya about 50km from the track and we were lucky to be staying right by...

  • Nasu Highland Park
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    4.0
    211 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...

  • Seiji Fujishiro Museum, Nasu Highland
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    4.5
    222 Reviews
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    Tochigi Nasu-gun Nasumachi Yumoto 203
    The museum is a theater-style museum that can be called the culmination of the work of Seiji Fujishiro, an artist of light and prayer, and where an objet d'art of a cat guides visitors through the lush garden that leads from the Nagaya-mon gate. A brick chapel with beautiful stained glass windows is also located in the garden.

    I was moved by his great expressiveness. This museum was better than I expected. But, the explanation board is only in Japanese.

  • Nasu Safari Park
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    3.5
    202 Reviews
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    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.

    Fun place. Have gone a few times now with young children, young adults and older adults. Each time has been a fun experience. I recommend renting one of the park’s cars to avoid damage to your own...

  • Ashio Copper Mine
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    4.0
    130 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 is a theme park where visitors can comprehensively learn about the Ashio Copper Mine, which was once one of the largest copper mines in Japan. There are many such facilities...

  • Utsunomiya Zoo
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    4.0
    89 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.

    It is not so big zoo. But you can enjoy water some animals near. You can see white lions and white tigers both. ホワイトライオンとホワイトタイガーが両方観られる数少ない動物園です。 宇都宮駅からバスで30分程度で行くことができます。

  • Honda Collection Hall
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    4.5
    74 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."

    Honda is one of the most prolific brands in the automotive world, both for street vehicles and racing ones, so if you are into cars and motorbikes, you absolutely must visit this museum. The first...

  • Nakagawa Aquatic Park
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    4.5
    72 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.

    6月15日、県民の日無料入園料にてカピバラの茶々丸くんに会いにいきました。この日はご機嫌よくアマゾン水槽をお魚になった茶々丸くんはグルグル何度も周遊していました。こんなに活発な動きをしているカピバラの茶々丸くんも初めてです。 古代恐竜時代にいたようなアマゾンジャングルに放し飼いのおとなしいイグアナ君が 草をムシャムシャ食べている様子が目の前で観察できました。 どちらも初めての経験です。

  • Ichigo no Sato Farm (Strawberry Farm)
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    4.0
    51 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.

    4月29日昭和の日に、ツアーでスカイベリー狩りに参加。 ショウジョウハエ?何しろ小虫の大群。いたんだいちごをそのまま放置してあるので、子虫の温床になり、さらには真っ黒になっているものまであった。たぶんカビ。昨日今日手入れしていないと言うわけではなく、ほぼ手入れしていないと言う感じ。ハウスだから雨の心配は無いが、畝にも水たまりがあり滑って危険だった。4月の末のいちご狩り、味は推して知るべしだが、施設...

  • Nasu Teddy Bear Museum
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    4.0
    58 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.

    このぬいぐるみは最高です隣のトトロとコラボしたやつは最高すぎましたスタンプもできてお土産も買えるのですごく最高です

  • Nasu World Monkey Park
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    3.5
    74 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.

    ゾウライドについての感想です。現地タイでは昔から象の調教が問題になっているという内容の番組をテレビで見て驚愕しました。その後こちらの施設に訪れた際にゾウライドがあることを知り、日本にあったんだと驚いた次第です。複雑な気持ちでした…。

  • Nikko Hanaichimonme
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kosagoe Sakashita 800
    This botanical garden is one of the largest north of the Kanto area. Its more than 13,000 square meter grounds blossom all year long with flowers representing around 600 varieties in some 8,000 planters. The garden also has a restaurant offering items such as its original begonia soft-serve ice cream. The flower-covered walls and ceilings of the restaurant create a space that has captured the imaginations of many of the park's visitors.

    雨だったので屋根付きで濡れないのが助かったのと、お花が沢山並んでいて綺麗でした。 ただ、小動物たちの飼育環境があまりにも酷く、うさぎを狭いゲージに3匹押し込まれている様子は可哀想で胸が痛みました。また、身体が糞で汚れて茶色くなっている子もいました。 100円で購入するにんじん、キャベツをあげましたが必死で食らい付いて取り合いをしている様子が飢えているようにも見えました。痩せてはいないとは思います...

  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
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    4.0
    57 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
    56 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...

  • Tochigi Science Museum
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Nishikawatamachi 567
    This science museum is located in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. It has many fun exhibits for children to familiarize themselves with science. The exhibition hall has six areas designed with the theme, ʻScience All Around You.ʼ Many of the exhibits, including the popular science station on the second floor, are made to educate the children by seeing, touching, and experiencing the science. A family can leisurely enjoy the science museum, which also has a planetarium, and an area for rides.

    Great adventure for the kids, full of fascinating exhibits, hands-on activities, and excellent demonstrations. There are some explanations in English, and the exhibits are interesting even without...

  • Bandai Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsugagunmibumachi Omochanomachi 3-6-20 Bandai Collection Center
    The Bandai Museum, located in Mibu Town, Shimotsuga County, Tochigi Prefecture, has life size statues of Gundam in its entrance hall. The facility is divided into four themed museums: Japanese Toys, from the Edo period to present day; the World Toys museum displaying historically significant toys; the Edison Collection; and a must-see collection for fans, the Gundam Collection. The museum has an enclosure for children to play, and can be enjoyed by all, children both small and grown.

    This museums main exhibition is a boy’s toy, especially the kind of robots. The eye-catcher is a life-size upper half statue of Gundam. The face was moving right and left, looked like searching...

  • Tochigi Prefecture Igashira Park
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
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    Tochigi Moka Shimokomoriya 99
    This urban park selected as one of Japan's 100 best is among the finest in Tochigi Prefecture. The park covers 93.3 hectares of hilly terrain with mixed groves of trees including jolcham oak, sawtooth oak, and Japanese red pine that surround the central Igashira Pond. The park's Ichimannin Pool water park and its boating pond are especially popular. Some of the park's other facilities include a rose garden, an alpine plant greenhouse, and an athletic field.

    [高評価したい点] ・1万人プールをはじめ、ランニングコースなどすべてといっていいほどの運動に対応している。 ・公園なので植物も豊富。 ・駐車場は大きく3か所に分かれている。数量も適切。 [低評価したい点] ・無し

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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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