Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Tochigi Area

  • EDO WONDERLAND Nikko Edomura
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    4.0
    672 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.

    One feels cheated by what it costs and how little it offers, in addition to the entrance, everything costs inside. The quality of the representations is appalling.

  • Tobu World Square
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    4.0
    580 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...

  • Ashikaga Flower Park
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    4.0
    1 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.

    あしかがフラワーパーク出入口に近く、最も大きな飲食施設です。 施設内と言う事もあってかチョッと割高な価格設定になってます。 今回イルミネーションの為暗くなるまでと思って、早めの夕食とデザートを目当てに利用しました。

  • Honda Collection Hall
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    4.5
    73 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."

    We had rented a car to get up to Nikko from Tokyo and being fans of car culture decided to stop at both Tsukuba and Motegi. I was aware of the Honda Collection Hall so I knew it would be worth going...

  • Ashio Copper Mine
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    4.0
    127 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...

  • 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。

  • 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.

    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!

  • Ichigo no Sato Farm (Strawberry Farm)
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    4.0
    52 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 Teddy Bear Museum
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    4.0
    56 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,

  • Nasu World Monkey Park
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    4.0
    72 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.

    子供達のリクエストでモンキーパークに行って来ました。 ゲートの上の巨大なゴリラがお出迎えしてくれます。 まずはじめに子供達が楽しみにしていた13:00からのアニマルシアターのショーを観ました。 ショーは20分程ですが、愛嬌ある猿の仕草が可愛く、猿の他にもインコと猫も芸を見せてくれ、とても楽しかったです。 その後ふれあいコーナーでキツネザルに餌を与えることができ、子供達は大興奮。 気になった...

  • Nasu Animal Kingdom
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    4.5
    2 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.

    那須どうぶつ王国の一番奥の,カンガルーやアルパカの近くにあります. アルパカをモチーフにした「アルパカレー」が人気で,見た目だけでなく味もおいしかったです.

  • Utsunomiya Museum of Art
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    4.5
    46 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...

  • 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...

  • Twin Ring Motegi
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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.
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tochigi Prefecture Igashira Park
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    4.0
    37 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.

    This park was beautiful many trees (ex. Gingko trees) that provided a nice cover from the summer heat! There is also a spot for some water actvities and a pool/slide area that you can bring a...

  • Bandai Museum
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    4.0
    19 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...

  • Nasu Flower World
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    4.0
    55 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...

  • Mibumachi Toy Museum
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsugagunmibumachi Kuniya 2300
    "This toy museum is located in the Mibu-Machi Comprehensive Park, and has a cute appearance reminiscent of a medieval castle. The museum houses play areas with slides and play equipment with net, etc. and also displays approximately 9,000 valuable toys, including those made of tin plate. You will also find a corner where you can actually play with toys, a corner where you can create your own original ""Licca-chan"" doll, and a ""Railway Model Room"" with one of the largest dioramas in the north Kanto region, making this museum a place where both adults and children can have great fun all day long."

    More suitable to toddles age 2-5. For grade 1 onwards children not really suitable and bored . Not much food around that area . Toys to play are limited . It’s good for raining day .

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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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