Sightseeing Spot Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Rickshaw & Showa Retro Museum
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Tochigi Nasu-gun Nasumachi Takakuko Nishiyama 5805-22
    This museum is dedicated to the subjects of rickshaws and the Showa Period. Its collection of rickshaws includes Japanese rickshaws made between the early Meiji Period and the Showa Period. It also has one of just a few rickshaws from Bangladesh and Hong Kong in Japan, respectively. Visitors can take photos seated in these two rickshaws. The Showa Retro Museum's exhibits include a recreation of a Showa Period townscape as well as a collection of period memorabilia. Visitors can also try playing a nostalgic manually operated pachinko game.

    館長さんはとても感じの良い人でしたよ。写真も撮ってくれました。とても楽しい時間を過ごせました。懐かしいものばかりで、本当にタイムスリップしたようでした。 ただ、入館料が高いのが、残念です。入ろうと思っても諦める人が多いのでは…。是非、もう少し安くして、多くの人を楽しませてください。

  • Nikko-zan RIN-NOJI Temple Japanese Bird Cherry
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Sannai 2300
    A famous cherry tree located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. Designated a Special Natural Monument, the tree stands in front of the Rinno-ji Temple's Sanbutsudo hall and is a mountain cherry mutation whose pink buds flower into large white blossoms. The tree is approximately 500 years old. The tree blooms from late April through early May and, if one comes to the temple during normal opening hours, one does not need to purchase a ticket to view the tree.

    日光山輪王寺の三仏堂の前にある樹齢約500年の山桜。特別天然記念物に指定されていて春になれば大輪の花を今でも咲かせる素晴らしい名木です。 高さは約10m、幹の太さは約5.7mと存在感も抜群でした。ぜひ春先の花が満開の時に見たいものです。

  • Kawaji Dam
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kawajionsenkawaji 293-3
    This dam is located along Prefectural Route 23 in Kawaji, Kawajionsen, Nikko City. Completed in 1983, the dam was built along the Kinu River for purposes such as flood control and irrigation. It is the fourth tallest concrete arch dam in Japan. The dam also features a museum with free admission.
  • Geyser
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kawamata
    This famous spot is located in Kawamata Onsen District, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. Visitors can watch the geyser spew steaming hot water from out between its rocks on an irregular basis. The geyser can also be viewed from Funsen Bridge or Geyser Observation Deck. The area also has foot baths and other attractions, making it a spot visited by many tourists.
  • Yumoto Gensenchi (Fountainhead of Nikko Yumoto Onsen)
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Yumoto
    This hot sulfur spring is located in Yunodaira Plain near Onsenji Temple in Nikko Yumoto Onsen District. Discovered in the year 788, it serves as the source spring for Nikko Yumoto Onsen. The spring also features a promenade that allows visitors to get an up-close view of the spring. Onsenji Temple, which features attractions such as a day spa, is visited by many locals and tourists alike.
  • Yahata Azalea Park
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto
    A 23 hectare park planted with over 200 thousand azalea plants, including rhododendrons and Japanese azaleas. During blooming season, the grounds are dyed red with azalea blossoms. This magnificent sight has been selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the top 100 most beautiful views of flowers in the country. The grounds are outfitted with wooden walkways, making it easy to stroll the park and enjoy the azaleas. There’s also a suspension bridge and tower in the park, adding to the variety of sights and angles that visitors can take in.
  • Yugyo willow
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Ashino
    A huge willow tree standing amidst a tranquil, rural landscape. The renowned poet Saigyo spied willow while on a journey and wrote a haiku about standing in its shade on the side of the road amidst the pure waters flowing through the surrounding rice paddies. Later, the playwright Kanze Nobumitsu wrote a play based on this poem, making the willow famous. The famed poet Basho also wrote about this willow in his “Narrow Road to the Interior,” described its moving beauty. Monuments inscribed with poems by Saigyo, Basho, and Buson have been placed next to the tree.
  • Nagusa Firefly Village
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    Tochigi Ashikaga-shi Nagusakamicho Nakamachi Shimocho
    In recognition of the firefly conservation and restoration activities conducted here, this area was designated a Local Wildlife Reserve by the Ministry of the Environment in 1989. In most years, visitors can see the dancing lights of Genji fireflies from mid- to late June. The peak period to see the fireflies is from around 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Particularly large numbers of fireflies can be seen here on hot, steamy nights when there is no rain. In addition to firefly viewing, during the Nagusa Firefly Festival, held in June, stands are set up in the area selling refreshments and agricultural products.
  • Yuzawa Funsento
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Kawamata
    Hot springs bubbling up are a common feature along the Yuzawa Ravine, through which flows a tributary of the Kinugawa River. It's known for the sinter cones (funsento) that have formed in several places. Calcium carbonate and other hot spring deposits accumulate around the hydrothermal vents, forming conical or bamboo shoot-shaped formations called sinter cones. Larger ones can reach 80 centimeters, but the exteriors tend to be soft and collapse very easily. This sinter cone spouts a continuous flow of 90-plus-degree water. It was designated as a National Natural Monument in 1922.
  • Akechi Daira Observation Deck
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    4.0
    187 Reviews
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Hosomachi

    I got off the bus thinking Id be able to get straight on the cable car up the mountain and start my walk. I was wrong. In winter things dont always go according to plan. Anyway, the view from this...

  • Daioji Temple
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
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    Tochigi Otawara-shi Kurobanetamachi 450

    You can have a great experience of Zazen in Daioji Temple, a Zen Temple,which is located in Otawra City. This temple has a history of over 600 years. The seven thatched buildings of Daiouji are...

  • Myounji Temple
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
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    Tochigi Nasushiobara-shi Shiobara 665

    I enjoyed the visit. I ended up in Nasushiobara for 2 days and the Temple was the first thing i discovered in the village. It was December, the temple and cemetery behind was empty and it was a very...

  • Ma Chino Sta. Shin-kanuma Shuku
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Tochigi Kanuma-shi Nakamachi 1604-1

    [高評価したい点] ・建物ならびにベンチなどは木製で木のぬくもりを感じられる。 ・飲食店が豊富。 ・物産品も販売。地元の名産をしっかりアピールしている。 ・駐車場はかなりの台数有。 [低評価したい点] ・なし

  • Nikkozanrinnoji Temple
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Sannai 2300
  • Nasukogen
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    Tochigi Nasu-gun Nasumachi Yumoto
  • Horinji Temple
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Tochigi Otawara-shi Sarado 1401

    とちぎ名木百選の一つ。保延年間(1135-41年)に西行法師が奥州行脚の際に訪れ、「盛りには などか若葉は今とても 心ひかるる糸桜かな」と詠んだと伝わる。現在の桜は、その子孫が育ったということです。 ちょうど見頃で番傘が足元に飾ってあり雰囲気を出しています。

  • Tochigi Kenritushizen Park Ohirasan
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    Tochigi Pref. Tochigishi Hiraichou
  • Mi Agata Sakai
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    Tochigi Tochigi , Saitama Kazo , Gunma Oura
  • Kubo Memorial Tourist Bunka Community Center
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Tochigi Moka-shi Aramachi 1105-1

    真岡を訪れた際のお土産選びにとても良い場所でした。この地域一帯の特産物が集まっています。いちごにまつわる商品の種類も多くて、いちご好きにはたまらない場所だと思います。和菓子や洋菓子、ドリンクやジャム、アイスクリームなどありました。

  • Izuruhara Benten Ike Yusui
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    Tochigi Sano-shi Izuruharacho

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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