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  • Twin Ring Motegi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi ken Haga-gun Mogi-cho Hayama 120-1
    This mobility theme park is famous in part thanks to its motor sports circuit and is located in Motegi Town, Haga County, Tochigi. Inside the park you’ll find things for the whole family to enjoy including Mobi Park where even children can try driving and riding different vehicles and a giant multi-level labyrinth. Have a comfortable time glamping and coming into close contact with nature in the nearby woods.
  • Torinokosansho Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnakagawamachi Yamata 1948
    This shrine, on the peak of Mt. Torinoko, is built astride the border of Ibaraki and Tochigi Prefectures and is known as the Shinto Shrine of the Owl. When arriving at the top of the stone stairs, you can see a cute but enormous owl statue, which is considered to be a power spot for good luck and monetary fortune. The central pillar supporting the great owl is said to bring monetary fortune, while the surrounding four other pillars is to ward off calamities and bad luck.
  • Mashiko-yaki Pottery Cooperative Sales Center
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 706-2
    A souvenir shop is in Mashiko Town, Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture. Located in the Mashiko ware shopping town there are a number of shops including galleries of famous masters' pottery, ceramic workshops where you can try your hand at throwing pots or ceramic glazing, souvenir shops, local produce shops, and restaurants. They also open a special pottery fair in spring and fall drawing people from great distances.
  • Chaya Amamaki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Kamioba 1234
    This cafe is located at the trailhead to Mt. Amamaki in Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture. It offers a wide range of items including Neapolitan pizza baked in a brick oven, curries with homemade nan bread, and more. The liberatingly open cafe, which is surrounded by trees, is a place where people can enjoy the seasonal scenery. The cafe, which regularly holds musical and other events, is visited by many people including locals as well as mountain climbers.

    This restaurant look like it was build by the chief himself, amd it looks very beaultiful. The decoration was also very nice due to it being nature objects or shape. The pizza was delicious and the...

  • Touraku
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 2983-3
    This Japanese tableware shop is located at the Mashiko ware Kamamoto Yokoyama pottery in Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture. It offers a wide variety of products, including Japanese-style tableware and sundries, with a focus on the works of younger Mashiko ware potters. The shop, which also holds a different solo exhibit in its gallery each month, is often visited by pottery-lovers in search of souvenirs.
  • Spa Resort Livemax
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Nagata 1-24-3
    This day-trip hot spring bathhouse and resort is located in Moka City. They offer a number of baths to enjoy including five types of open-air natural hot spring bath, two different saunas, a bedrock bath and an indoor heated pool. The natural hot spring baths are fed by a chloride spring and the salt clinging to the skin prevents sweat from evaporating, retaining body heat for longer periods. While the facility does not include traditional ryokan-inn style accommodations, condominium type rooms having baths fed by the natural hot spring water and long-term stays are available.

    This is more than a business or love hotel; it’s what would be born if the two wed and had a reasonably-priced, spacious efficiency with all the mod cons - tv, washer, microwave, fridge, massive...

  • Takase Kanko Yana
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnakagawamachi Yata 210
    This seafood restaurant is in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Come try fresh sweetfish cuisine while looking at the clear waters of the nearby Nakagawa River. You can even try your hand at catching sweetfish with their Yana traps. Enjoy robata-yaki in the tatami rooms and food cooked directly in front of you. The restaurant is open from June to November each year in accordance with the sweetfish fishing season.

    清流を間近に感じ、 職人が1ヶ月かけて竹や木を組んだ昔ながらの工法を間近で見て、素晴らしい造りに感動。 漁は10月いっぱい迄で終わっていましたが、 漁をしている事を想像すると心がワクワクしてきました。 お店は11月中旬頃までの営業で お昼を食べた後だったので鮎は見るだけに 来年来た時は食べるぞ、と心に決めて帰りました。

  • Mooka Igashira Hot Spring
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Shimokomoriya 21
    A day-trip hot spring bathhouse in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture. The baths are fed by an ancient hot spring that wells forth from 1,500 meters below ground and is characterized by its colorlessness and transparency. The water retains its heat well making it beneficial for those with nerve pain or muscle soreness. Along with their large and spacious public bath they offer an outdoor bath carved from a massive boulder and a medicinal bath. The bathhouse also offers a restaurant, shop, and relaxation room.

    開放感的な大きは露天風呂、屋外に薬湯、ジェットバス、ジャグジーのお風呂、サウナ、水風呂と充実していました。

  • Saimyoji Temple
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 4469
    This Shingon Buddhist Sect Buzan School Temple in Mashiko City, Tochigi Prefecture is dedicated to the 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva. The gabled thatched two-story gate and three-story pagoda constructed in 1492 and the miniature shine in the main temple hall that is said to be created during the Muromachi period have all been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan. A statue of a laughing Yama (king of Hell) next to the Bodhisattva Jizo who protects those who have fallen to hell is also found here at the temple. The laughing Yama (king of Hell) is said to be the incarnation of the jizo.

    Not crowded; we were the only ones there. Make sure you follow the trail behind the shrine. Phenomenal view at the top!

  • 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.
  • Iwamura Kazuo Ehon-no-Oka Art Museum
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnakagawamachi Koisago 3097
    An art museum in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Managed by Iwamura Kazuo, author of beloved picture books such as the 14 Little Mice series and the Little Squirrel series, the exhibits center around the themes of picture books and nature. Inside the museum you'll find three exhibition spaces along with a small hall, a reading corner, and a shop which sells picture books and goods. In the tea room you can enjoy handmade cakes while passing the time away.

    14匹をはじめとするすばらしい絵本に会えるだけでなく,周囲の山林がすばらしい。かつての人と自然の共生の姿が見て取れる。オオムラサキガたくさんいたのには感動でした。

  • Clover Steak House
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasukarasuyamashi Kyouno 316-1
    "A western-style restaurant in Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Prefecture. Come enjoy western dishes such as steak and Hamburg steaks in a restaurant that centers its theme on ""food that restores"", which is also the root of the word 'restaurant'. Located at high elevation they use carefully selected local and domestic products to ensure tender, juicy, meat."

    海外に住む息子夫婦が一時帰国で日本に戻り、リクエストありで行ってきました。ランチがお得なのですが昨夜は夕飯で..土曜日の夜、待ち時間覚悟でしたが10分ほどで案内され、まずはミントのきいたおしぼりが気持ち良い。やはり、夜は一人二千円ほどの予算を考えておいた方がいいです。定番のハンバーグステーキは相変わらず美味しく、日本の肉料理は美味しい!!と言いながら頂きました。夫の選んだ海鮮フライ定食もボリューム...

  • Santa Hills
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnakagawamachi Miwa 967
    An outdoor lodging facility in Nasu County. Come get your fill of the outdoors with campsites all of which allow campfires and 19 cottages covering 12 different varieties. There's a shop onsite with goods for purchase or rental as well as bathing facilities available for rental as well. There's also a Christmas goods shop and Gallery cafe.
  • Mahoroba no Yu Yushinkan
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnakagawamachi Ogawa 1065
    This day-trip hot spring is in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Along with an expansive indoor bath there's an open-air bath to enjoy while looking at the Nasu Mountain Range and listening to the Nakagawa River. The spring is a sodium - sulfate chloride spring and it is known to help with strokes. You'll also find local specialties of the Nakagawa region for sale and a snack corner which offers beer and soft serve ice cream.

    80%ではありますが44kwで充電できます。しかも当面の間は無料だそうで、結構利用させてもらってます。温泉も源泉で、とても良いです。充電がとても速いので、温泉を利用する前か温泉を利用してからがオススメです。温泉利用中に充電もできますが、80%もしくは20分がMAXなので、利用前が一番良いのかな また、24時間利用できるので、時間的にも優しいです。

  • Igashira Park Ichimannin Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Shimokomoriya 99
    This pool in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture, is called the Ichimannin Pool because it's so large that 10,000 people (Ichimannin in Japanese) can swim in it. There are seven different types of pools to play in including a 400-meter lazy river, 200 and 150-meter water slides, and a wave pool. The pool is open every day from mid-July to early September.
  • Mooka Risumura Fureai-no-Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Higashigou 755
    A zoo in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture. Come to feed and pet smaller animals like squirrels and rabbits. With a steam locomotive open for rides and BBQ facilities this is a popular location for families to visit. Also on the grounds is the Moka Fureai Museum which has works by traveler-poet Sunaga Hiroshi on display.
  • Mooka Railway
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    4.0
    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.

  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Honda Collection Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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."
  • Ryumon Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nasukarasuyamashi Taki
    This waterfall is in Taki, Nasukarasuyama City. Located on the Egawa River, it is about 20-meter-high and 65-meter-wide. The surrounding area has walkways that let you view the falls from up close. Since Japan Railways' Karasuyama Line runs nearby, it's known as a photo spot where you can take pictures of the trains and the falls at the same time. The falls are illuminated on summer evenings.

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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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