Culture / Tour Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Ashikaga Flower Park
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    3.5
    15 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.

    足利フラワーパークの藤の花を観賞しました。 藤の花の香りがとても良く、癒されます^_^ 藤の花が見頃ですので、結構混んでいて、フードコートやテラス席は満席。 少し高いですが藤の花の英名ウェステリアという名前のレストランで夕食を食べました。 メニューはファミレスっぽい家族向けです。 私は下野牛のハンバーグを注文しました。 お肉の旨味もあり、柔らかくて期待通りの美味しさでした。 お値段が高い...

  • Ashio Copper Mine
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    4.0
    126 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...

  • Nakagawa Aquatic Park
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    4.5
    71 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!

  • Honda Collection Hall
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    4.5
    72 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...

  • 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。

  • 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.

  • 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.

    ウソは書きたくないので、思ったことそのままを書きます。ハッキリ言ってつまらないです。そもそもサファリパークで半額券をもらったことがきっかけでしたが、もう行くことはないでしょう。 ①サル展示。 いくつかの舎にわかれています。しかしどの舎も楽しんで見ることは出来ません。暗闇だったり、激しく臭かったり、ガラスごしにしか見れなかったり・・・。普通の動物園のような展示施設はなく、全てのサルは建物の中に入っ...

  • 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,

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    Tochigi Nasu-gun Nakagawamachi Bato 116-9

    This museum offers a beautify of design by Mr. Kengo Kuma and ukiyoe the collections of Mr. Aoki. Both are amazing. Many of the building materials are from Tochigi prefecture beautifully harmonized...

  • 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...

  • Nasu Safari Park
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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.
  • Mibumachi Toy Museum
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsugagunmibumachi Kuniya 2300
    The Mibu Town Toy Museum, located inside the Mibu Town Park, is a museum designed to look like a medieval castle. Displayed inside are approximately over 9,000 rare tinplate toys. There are also slides, a ball pool, and other toy structures available for fun. This is a spot where you can enjoy a day with your children playing with toys, making an original Rikachan doll and enjoying the largest diorama model train in the northern Kanto area.

    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 .

  • Rinnoji Homotsuden
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2300 within Ring Oji temple
    Nikkosan Rinnoji’s Homotsuden is next to the Sanbutsudo. This building houses approximately 30,000 temple treasures that represent Nikkozan’s more than 1,200-year history and the building contains many National Treasures, important cultural properties, and important works of art. In addition to the approximately 50 pieces that are always on display, visitors can also see paintings related to the Tokugawa family thanks to the cooperation of the Tokugawa Memorial Foundation. Visitors can also enter the Shoyoen Japanese garden located directly nearby.

    We flew to Japan end of September-early October thinking itd be autumn but were getting disappointed. Shoyoen at Nikko made the day for us. Even in the first week of October, the leaves were bright...

  • SL Kyurokukan
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Tochigi Moka Daimachi 2474-6

    We are curious of what’s inside the mooka rail station.. and why is it in the list of the “the things to do” ... Well, it is small but we enjoyed it.

  • Nasu Classic Car Museum
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Kou 5705
    This car museum has a wide variety of classic car makes from around the world on display, including Alfa Romeo and Mercedes. There's a section of the museum with cars that you can touch or get into as well. With valuable cars on display that can't be seen anywhere else the museum draws car fans from far and wide.

    Visited the museum for about an hour. A nice collection of mainly UK and US cars with a few European favourites added in (Ferrari and Alfa Romeo). Great fun to walk around and then to play some old...

  • Tochigi Prefectural Museum
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Mutsumichou 2-2
    This museum in Utsunomiya City is located in Tochigi Central Park and collects, preserves, and researches materials relating to Tochigi's nature and culture. Their permanent exhibits look at Tochigi's history from the geological age to present times as well as introduce you to the Nikko region's insects, flora, and fauna. There are also special exhibitions on a variety of subjects.

    This museum is the place to go if you want to learn more about all aspects of Tochigi prefecture - nature, history and so on. The sad point? There is nothing available in English.

  • Nasu Orgel Museum
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 270
    This music box museum is located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Its permanent exhibit features 100 items including antique music boxes, mechanical musical instruments, and other items, most of which are from the collection of music box collector Kiyoshi Sato. Visitors to the museum, which is visited by many tourists, can also enjoy activities such as making their own music box.

    音の深みがあるオルゴールばかり。 一度は訪問して、あの音色を聴いて癒されるのもアリだと思います。 美術館の外に鐘があるのですが、恋人と鐘の下で愛を確めあうのも良いかもしれませんね。

Tochigi Areas

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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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