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  • CANDLE HOUSE Chou Chou
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 796-234
    This specialty shop that offers handmade candle workshops is where you can simple enjoy making original candles while taking your time. Besides stone candles popular with families, you can also immerse yourself in making your own original snow domes perfect for the winter season.
  • Glass Studio Punty
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Tokorono 1541-1499
    This glass studio is located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. There, visitors can try their hand at glass blowing and making their own original glass items including sake cups and tumblers. The studio, which also sells glass items and holds regular events, is visited by many people, especially tourists.
  • The Nasukogen based farm Ichigo no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Kou 4588-10
    This tourist fruit farm is adjacent to Okashinoshiro Nasu Heartland. There, visitors can eat all the Tochiotome and Skyberry strawberries grown with Nasu's natural water they can pick in 30 minutes. Many tourists stop by while visiting at Okashinoshiro. The farm, which prioritizes visitors with reservations, is open from around December to around May each year.
  • Kamekoubou
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Yumoto 350-10
    This hands-on pottery workshop is located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy trying their hand at pottery using a manual or electric potter's wheel (reservation required). The workshop also exhibits and sells works of pottery, dyeing, and weaving. The pet-friendly workshop is visited by many tourists.
  • Yunishigawa Duck Tour
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Nishikawa 478-1 Road Station Yu Nishikawa
    This is Japan's first amphibious land and water bus tour. Take a tour of Yunishigawa Dam and then a cruise around Yunishigawa Lake formed by the dam. The open windowless design of the bus gives a sense of freedom and gives the cruise experience so much more impact. Tours operate from April to December.

    涼を求めて道の駅湯西川を16:45発の便に参加しました。ダム見学のあとに水陸両用バスに乗り換えて、ダム湖への遊覧になります。かなり加速して湖面へドボンと行くので迫力があます。所々で野生のシカを見かけ、寄り添っている親子もおり、微笑ましく思いました。 ダム見学や水陸両用バスで湖面を遊覧する機会はなかなかないので、楽しい思い出になりました。最後にダムカードを貰えます。

  • Hako no Mori Play Park
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Nakashiobara Hako no Mori
    This facility offering hands-on experiences is located in Nasushiobara City. Park visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including cycling, barbequing, pottery lessons, and more. There is also a day spa on the park's grounds that offers views of the seasonal scenery of Shiobara from the large windows of its spacious baths.


  • Akechidaira Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Hosomachi 709-5
    This aerial tramway is located in Nikko City. It takes passengers from Akechidaira to an observation deck located at an altitude of 1,373 meters in about three minutes. Passengers can view magnificent sweeping views of the steep folding screen-shaped cliffs, numerous mountain ranges, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, Mt. Nantai, and beyond. During the fall foliage season, the tramway's hours may be moved up or extended.
  • Aguri no Sato Sightseeing Farm
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Tochigishi Otsukamachi 128-1
    Have fun picking Tochiotome and Tochihime strawberries at this fruit farm. Along with picking fruit you can make Christmas cakes with your chosen strawberries or, make miso during the winter months. You can pick and eat all the strawberries you'd like in a 30-minute period but please be aware that if you'd like to pick the Tochihime strawberries advance reservation is required.

    5/4 子供の日にお友達家族で行きました。係の方から威圧的な言動で苺の取り方等の説明がありました。その時点でガッカリしましたが、気を取り直してハウスへ行き20人くらいの人で少しずつしか前に行けず腐った黒い苺が目立ちました。そんな黒い苺を前にとても食べる気になりませんでした。二度と行きません。

  • Sano Tourist Farm Agritown
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Ueshimochou 802-4
    Come pick seasonal fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and peaches at this sightseeing farm. There's also a produce shop on site that sells freshly picked fruit and vegetables as well as a cafe area and farm-style restaurant. During the summer they also make a very popular sunflower maze from a field of 70,000 sunflowers.


  • Ohirasan Minami Sanroku Vineyard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Tochigishi Ohiramachitomida Nishiyamada Shimokitakawa
    These vineyards are located in Tochigi City. Here on the southern base of Mt Ohira you'll find grape farms actively cultivating grapes. Enjoy grape picking in the vineyards during the harvest season from late June to October. They raise a variety of different types of grapes including the Kyoho, the Pione and the Aki Queen.
  • Mooka Railway
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Daimachi 2474-1
    This tourist railway operates in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture. Running mainly on weekends and holidays there are two steam locomotives that run year-round. Due to the cotton production that follows the rail-line it has been given the nickname Cotton-Way. The steam locomotives run from Tochigi's easternmost station, Motegi Station in Motegi Town, Haga County down to Shimodate Station in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture.

    茨城県下館駅と栃木県茂木駅を結ぶ鐵道。 週末は下りと上り、各1本SL 現役のC12が走ります。下館二高前駅のすぐ近くのカフェでは目の前をSLが走るのを見ながらお茶ができます。A railroad between Shimodate st. and Motegi st. , Steam Locomotive runs on weekends.

  • Oya Stone Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Oyamachi 1196-2
    This workshop in Utsunomiya City is located in front of the Oya Kannon. Here you can try your hand at crafting things from local Oya stone as well as purchase souvenirs and have a light lunch. Come challenge yourself with courses in using paint, Japanese paper, and beads to make stone paintings, mosaics, and decoupage. Individuals can drop in without reservations but for groups reservations are required.
  • Nikko-Kirifuri Highland Ozasa Farm
    67 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Seno Ogasawara 3405
    This dairy cattle ranch in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture has a great view of the Kanto Plain. It's a great spot for fun in the midst of nature with a petting zoo, an adventure playground, a huge sled, and a pasture. Their butter and ice cream making workshops are popular. Don't miss their mutton barbecue, the ranch's specialty.

    Lots of tour buses stop here, there is a large souvenir /confectionery shop and several food stalls. For a place that is known for producing milk, the soft serve was disappointing (too icy and...

  • Senbonmatsu Dairy Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Sembonmatsu 799
    This dairy farm is located along the Yunoka Line in Senbonmatsu, Nasushiobara City. It raises around 500 dairy cows on its vast grounds, which are equivalent to 178 Tokyo Domes. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of attractions including a petting zoo, cycling, hot air balloon rides, a bungee trampoline, a bouncy house, butter churning, and more. The farm has four restaurants with options including jingisukan (grilled mutton and vegetables) and Japanese cuisine. There is also a hot spring spa as well as a shop that offers dairy products, ice cream, bacon, and other processed food products.
  • Ahara Farm Nikko
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Tokorono 1550-38
    A five minute bus ride from JR Nikko Station; get off at the “Marumi” bus stop and the farm is just a one minute walk away. This strawberry farm is directly operated by the Hotel Casual Euro. Here you can enjoy picking organically-grown, highly sweet strawberries. You can compare and sample various Tochigi prefecture brand strawberry varieties, such as Tochiotome, Beni Hoppe, and Yayoi-hime. In addition to strawberries, you can pick 10 varieties of high class tomatoes. A souvenir-included strawberry picking set plan is also available.
  • Snow Dome Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 1 Hotel Epinard Nasu Experience Studio Wagaku Sun
    A 10 minute drive from the Nasu Interchange. A workshop located in the Hotel Epinard Nasu in the town of Nasu where you can make your own snow dome. Filled with glitter and small faux snowflakes which swirl around a tiny scene when shaking, snow domes make for popular interior decorations and collectors’ items. At Snow Dome Factory, you can create a unique snow dome, choosing from hundreds of glass and French porcelain figures and objects and placing them however you wish in a large glass hemispherical dome.
  • Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsentaki 834
    A ropeway for tourists located in the Kinugawa Onsen hot spring resort village. The ropeway connects Kinugawaonsen-Sanroku Station at the base of a large hill to a scenic overlook at its summit. Also known as “Osaru no Yama” (“Monkey Mountain”), several Japanese macaques are kept at the scenic overlook. Visitors can purchase food to give to the monkeys. Onsen-jinja Shrine stands at the rear of the scenic overlook and enshrines a portion of the deity which the Toyokawa Inari-jinja shrine houses. Viewed as a god of both business prosperity and hot springs, many locals come here to pray for good luck.

    A large cage filled with relaxed looking monkeys and nothing else. Walking path was closed due to bear threat. 5 minute activity but costs around 1000 yen.

  • Nasu Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto Nasidake 215
    Nasu Ropeway connects the Sanroku Station located at Nasu Highland on Mt. Nasu in Yumoto, Nasu Town, with Sancho Station at the ninth hill station of Mt. Chausu. Cable cars depart every 20 minutes from the middle of March to the middle of November. Passengers can enjoy the natural scenery surrounding Mt. Chausu in the different seasons such as the snow topped mountains, azalea blooming in the spring, alpine plants and autumn leaves.
  • Shinrinno Bokujo
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Toyohara Otsu 627-114
    This ranch is located in Toyoharaotsu, Nasu Town. Their cow’s milk comes from jersey cows, rare in Japan, and the milk is pasteurized after being squeezed and processed in a way that keeps the fat globules from shrinking and preserves the natural non-homogenized taste. They sell milk, ice cream, “squeezable yogurt” in a tube, and other processed goods, and the cafe offers drinks and sweets made with the milk they produce and lunch sets that use locally grown vegetables and other options.

    A fantastic location, food and service at this sublime country cafe with farm for kids. Nestled in the mountains this cafe is serviced by a dairy farm that makes superb ice-cream. A delicious meat...

  • Kinugawa River Boat Cruise
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsenohara 1414
    On the Kinugawa River Boat Cruise visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery traveling downstream in a boat skillfully oared by the boatman. The boating experience is in operation daily between mid-April to late November. The rare and oddly shaped rocks and scenery throughout the seasons are magnificent and the cruise thrilling. If there are seats available visitors can board the boat without prior reservations.

Tochigi Main 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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