Tourist Coach/Rickshaw Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Owaki Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tours
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Nasushiobara-shi Shiobara 491-2
    Horse-drawn carriages served as a common means of transportation in Shiobara from the mid-Meiji period. This horse-drawn carriage sightseeing tour service leaves from the Furumachi Prefectural Parking Area to the sound of hooves clip-clopping on the road. Horse-drawn carriages began being used in 1904 to carry customers from a steam train station at the edge of Shiobara to the Shiobara Onsen hot spring district. It is said that at its peak, more than 20 horse-drawn carriages were in operation. The view of the city from a horse-drawn carriage differs from the view you can get from a car or on foot and is extra special.
  • Senbonmatsu Bokujo Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tours
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Nasushiobara-shi Senbonmatsu 799
    This horse-drawn carriage sightseeing tour operates on the grounds of Nasu Senbonmatsu Bokujo, a farm a conveniently accessible 100 minutes from Tokyo. On vast grounds equal in size to 178 Tokyo Domes, you can take in the sights from a carriage pulled by a cute horse. The farm is also replete with a four-kilometer-long cycling course, a natural hot spring batthouse, and an archery range, and tour goers can take in a variety of sights, activities, and natural scenery from the carriage. Horse-drawn carriage tours are offered only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (note that rides are also available on weekdays during the Golden Week and Bon Festival holidays). The farm itself is open 365 days a year.

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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