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Park / Green Space Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Suginamiki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Segawa
    This park in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture was built in order to protect Nikko Road Cedar Path, famous for being the world's longest path. The park also features a water wheel once used to make Japanese cedar incense sticks as well as the Old Ezure Family House, a historically valuable building and cultural heritage that was relocated to the park. The park is visited many tourists, especially during the fall foliage season.
  • Nasunogahara Park
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Sembonmatsu 801-3
    This park is located in a vast area that stretches to the Nasu Mountains. It features an outdoor obstacle course, a family pool, and other facilities are popular with children. Some of the park's other facilities include rental bicycles and tennis courts. There is even an adjacent auto camping ground with its own natural hot springs, making the park a great place to enjoy a wide range of activities.

    帰り道、那須野が原公園に寄りました。 広くて良いですね。園内は子供たちがのびのび遊べる芝生広場、人気のそり遊び、アスレチック、ファミリープール、オートキャンプ場などの施設があり心身のリフレッシュに最適ですね。サイクルセンターやテニスコートやプールも人気のようです。 サンサンタワーというサイロをイメージした33mもある展望塔からは、日本遺産(H30 6月認定)を育んだ広大な那須野が原の360度の大パ...

  • Tochigi Wanpaku Park
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsugagunmibumachi Kuniya 2273
    This park is located in Shimotsuga County, Tochigi Prefecture. Visitors to its massive grounds can feel the park's seasons through its seasonal flowers as they move their bodies to their hearts content on its athletic play equipment or its grassy fields. The park features many facilities that children can enjoy, including the Kid's Castle, which features a popular ball pool, and the Mystery Boat, where kids can experience eight different mysterious phenomena.


  • Mikamoyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    1747-1 Iwatsuki-cho Shimotsuwa, Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture
    This park is located in Mikamoyama which is mentioned in the famous Manyoshu collection of poetry. The park has fun facilities for all ages including the Adventure Forest and Wanpaku Playground for children as well as an herb garden. You can also board the Flower Train for a trip through the park around Mikamoyama. And with a variety of nature trails and hiking courses the park is popular with those looking to hike or just explore the outdoors.
  • Sano City Kodomo no Kuni
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Horigomechou 579
    A park in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture with a wide lawn area that has a real rocket on display as well as a variety of play equipment. The large dinosaur slide is very popular with children. The park is also equipped with play facilities that require a fee for use including the Mysterious Forest, a train diorama, and a climbing area.

    栃木県へのドライブ旅行の際、「佐野市こどもの国」へ行ってみました。 無料で遊べる公園ですが、遊具が可愛らしいので、ファミリーにとてもおすすめです。

  • Tenpyo no Oka Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsukeshi Kokubunji 993-1
    A park in Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture. With the large grounds bringing together a natural forest and cultural facilities, such as a folk museum, this spot blends together nature and history. With some 450 double-flowered cherry trees this park is famous for its blooms and always bustling during the spring. It's also the location of the April Tenpyo Flower Festival and the November Tenpyo Potato Stew Party where they make a stew in the largest pot in the North Kanto region, able to serve almost 3,000 people.
  • Kinu Green Park
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Shioyaguntakanezawamachi Houshakuji 86-1
    A park located in Shioya County, Tochigi Prefecture. Situated on the flood plain of the Kinu River, visitors to the park's vast grounds can enjoy a variety of leisure facilities, including rental bicycles, an aquatic obstacle course, a baseball field, and tennis courts. Various seasonal flowering plants bloom in the park, and many visitors come to view the park's field of cosmos when they blossom in October. Straddling the Kinu River, the park is divided into the Hoshakuji area on the left bank and the Shirasawa area on the right bank.

    小春日和の暖かさにさそわれ、かつて子ども達と遊びにいった、ここに行きました。 秋はコスモスが、見事で、この地域では、有名です。 残念ながら、旬が、過ぎたようでコスモスは、見られませんでしたが、芝生は、綺麗でしたので、子ども達をあそばせるには、最適です。

  • Kuroiso Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Sakurachou 1-3
    A park located in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture. A renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in spring, the Kuroiso Cherry Blossom Festival is held here in mid-April, and the grounds bustle with visitors come to enjoy the flowers from around the city and beyond. There's also a community of dogtooth violets in the park whose flowers visitors can appreciate along with the cherry blossoms. In addition, the park is a superb picturesque landscape destination from which visitors can get a view of the Naka River together with the Nasu Mountains on clear days.
  • Senjusan Park
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Kanumashi Senjumachi 2610
    A park in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture. The park is a beautiful sight to see come spring with its almost 300 sakura cherry trees and 1,000 rhododendron bushes. The park also has amusements for children including a ferris wheel and electric train, making this a popular spot for family outings as well as field trips for kindergartens and elementary schools. The Senjuin Temple on site enshrines the Thousand Hand Kanzeon Bodhisattva.


  • Nikko National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi prefecture, Fukushima prefecture, Gunma prefecture
    Established in December 1934 this is one of the first national parks in the country. It is home to many mountains such as Mt. Shirane, the highest mountain in the northern Kanto region, Mt. Nantai famous as a place of mountain worship, the active volcano Mt. Nasudake, the scenic landscapes of historic buildings and the majestic valley of the Kinugawa River basin are spectacular. Many tourists and mountain climbers visit when the autumn leaves change colors every year. There are several visitor centers and museums in the area which exhibits the ecosystems, nature and organisms of Nikko National Park, offers guided tours (some at a fee), and offers a snowshoe rental service during snow season (for a fee).
  • Onuma Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Yumotoshiobara
    About 40 minutes by car from JR Nasushiobara Station. This nature-filled park features a forest rich with horse chestnut and Mongolian oak trees, which was chosen for “Japan’s Top 100 Forests.” Lots of grasses and flowers here too, like peat moss and Ezo loosestrife. You’ll even find the country’s smallest dragonfly (Nannophya pygmaea) and other unique fauna and flora amid such rich nature. Pathways and restrooms ensure that everyone has a pleasant visit.
  • Mashiko Prefectural Nature Park / Mashiko Forest
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko
    This nature park in the hills of Mashiko Town, Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture has a woodland dense with trees like red pine and konara oak. The park also features a large lawn, thrilling suspension bridge, an observation platform with a great view of the Kanto area mountains, and a four-kilometer walking trail. Signs with information about the trees and birds are located along the path, making it a popular spot for children to learn about nature while having fun.
  • Tochigi Prefecture Central Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Mutsumichou 2-50
    "This park in Mutsumi-cho, Utsunomiya City has a theme of ""Water, Greenery, and Culture."" It's arranged like a strolling garden and has a Western style sunken garden centered on a pond, as well as a Japanese garden. Their Green Consultation Center holds horticultural exhibits and other events. The Tochigi Prefectural Museum is also on the grounds."
  • Orihime Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Ashikaga-shi Tomoecho 3890-17
    A park located in Tomoe-cho, Ashikaga City. The park’s 10.5-hectare grounds encompass the Hatagamiyama mountaintop tumulus, and facilities include an observatory, square, and restaurant building. The grounds are planted with cherry trees, Japanese maples, azaleas, and other plants, and visitors can enjoy their seasonal beauty as well as a sweeping view of the Kanto Plain and, in the evening, the city’s glittering nightscape.
  • Hachimanyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Hanawada 5-1-1
    This park located in the center of Utsunomiya City. It numerous attractions include Utsunomiya Tower, which offers a sweeping view of the city, Adventure U playground, which features a large playground and go-kart track, a zoo, and more. Some 800 cherry blossoms trees and 700 azalea bushes have been planted in the park, making it a well-known destination for flower viewing. During the flower-viewing season, the park is illuminated with paper lanterns, Utsunomiya Tower is lit up, and vendors set up festival stalls in the park.
  • Tochigi Prefecture Igashira Park
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Moka-shi 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...

  • Tsuga no Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Tochigi-shi Tsugamachi Usukubo 325
    This massive park is the size of five Tokyo Domes. The park has many cherry blossoms including the 170 year-old Tsuga no Satozakura that symbolizes the park, as well as weeping cherries, Yoshino cherries, and double-flowered cherries. They bloom one after the other in April, tinting the park in shades of pink and white for nearly almost a full month. In June, visitors can see the park’s 3,000 lotus flowers beautifully bloom. The park includes facilities such as the Furusato Center, the Family Park, and the Fureiai no Mori. It serves as a place of rest and relaxation for many people.
  • Ohirasan Prefectural Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Tochigi-shi
    This national park is especially famous for its spring cherry blossoms and its early summer hydrangea. The Ohirasan Promenade becomes a colorful tunnel of 4,000 cherry blossoms during the cherry blossom festival held on one day in early April each year. The hill cherries that bloom all across Mt. Ohira are also quite beautiful. Visitors can enjoy seeing the azalea bloom in late May, the hydrangea bloom from late June to mid July, and the fall colors come in around late November.
  • Emperor’s Room Memorial Park
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Nasushiobara-shi Shiobara 1266-113
    The Shiobara Imperial Villa was used as a summer retreat by many members of the imperial family from the Meiji to Showa period including Emperor Yoshihito, Emperor Hirohito, Prince Takamatsu, and Prince Mikasa. Part of the villa, the Tenno no Ma (meaning “emperor’s room”), was relocated in its original form to its current location in 1981 where it is preserved as part of a memorial park. The building has also been designated as a prefectural tangible cultural asset of Tochigi.

    I had never thought that I visit traditional Japanese house. Of course this was not an ordinary house, because it was summer house for princes. The only thought I had in the house was, how the...

  • Karasugamori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Nasushiobara-shi Sankucho 636
    This park is famous for its cherry blossoms, azaleas, hydrangeas, and other flowers. Some of the park’s attractions include a Japanese garden, a French garden, and a garden with all the prefectural trees from across the country. Visitors can also enjoy a sweeping view of Nasunogahara from the top of the hill. The best time to see the park’s roughly 1300 Yoshino cherry trees is from early to mid-April each year.

Tochigi Areas


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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