Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Sano / Ashikaga Area

  • Ashikaga Flower Park
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    3.5
    14 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.

    あしかがフラワーパークの中の レストランですが とにかく値段が高いのに たいしたことはないです フードコートのほうが良いです この時期は藤ではなくイルミネーションです

  • Ichigo no Sato Farm (Strawberry Farm)
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Oyamashi Okawashima 408
    At this visitor’s farm, located in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, between the months of December and the end of May, one can enjoy picking Skyberry and Tochiotome strawberries, as well as seasonal fruits such as cherries, blueberries, peaches, and grapes. Located on the same grounds is Berry Berry Marché, a gourmet complex housing a buffet restaurant, a cafe, and confectionary shop.

    We went there during the strawberry season and I have to say - it was an unusual and pleasant experience. I have never gone fruit picking in my life before and this was the first. Plucking and eating...

  • Bandai Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsugagunmibumachi Omochanomachi 3-6-20 Bandai Collection Center
    The Bandai Museum, located in Mibu Town, Shimotsuga County, Tochigi Prefecture, has life size statues of Gundam in its entrance hall. The facility is divided into four themed museums: Japanese Toys, from the Edo period to present day; the World Toys museum displaying historically significant toys; the Edison Collection; and a must-see collection for fans, the Gundam Collection. The museum has an enclosure for children to play, and can be enjoyed by all, children both small and grown.

    This museums main exhibition is a boy’s toy, especially the kind of robots. The eye-catcher is a life-size upper half statue of Gundam. The face was moving right and left, looked like searching...

  • 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 .

  • Tochigi Wanpaku Park
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Shimotsugagunmibumachi Kuniya 2273
    This park is located in Shimotsuga County, Tochigi Prefecture. Visitors to its massive grounds can feel the park's seasons through its seasonal flowers as they move their bodies to their hearts content on its athletic play equipment or its grassy fields. The park features many facilities that children can enjoy, including the Kid's Castle, which features a popular ball pool, and the Mystery Boat, where kids can experience eight different mysterious phenomena.

    幼稚園くらいの子どもたちには最高の公園です。何度もグループで訪れました。入園無料ですし、安全な遊び場で子どもたちを一日解放してあげることができる良い公園です。

  • Kurita Museum
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Ashikagashi Komabachou 1542
    This world leading porcelain art museum's collection includes works by Imari, Nabeshima, and Kakiemon and is surrounded by 100,000 square meters of natural greenery. The main building is characterized by its white plaster walls and with over 400 exhibits you can see their entire collection on display. There's also the history hall with its porcelain tiled walls, which has a showroom of large porcelain pots by Imari and an observation deck on the top-most floor.

    Nice and beautiful museum. Lots of porcelaine and informative. However, not suitable if you are going in for more knowledge on porcelaine. They have great pieces and history on it. But no translation...

  • Sano Tourist Farm Agritown
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    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.

    佐野市に越してきてからちょくちょくお出かけしてます。 この時期はイチゴ狩りですね。JAさん?(違っていたらごめんなさい)が運営しているのか価格が手ごろです。駐車場は広くて止めやすいです。でも、土日はそれ以上に観光客が来ている感じですね。それでも、イチゴハウスは広いのでごちゃごちゃ感はなくイチゴ狩りを楽しめます。私のおすすめは早めの時間にイチゴ狩りを楽しんでお昼は敷地内お店でらーめんかそばを食べるの...

  • Forest Adventure OHIRA
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Tochigishi Ohiramachinishiyamada 857
    This outdoor park located in Tochigi City was designed on the theme of symbiosis with nature. It offers a total of 58 activities that allow guests to move their bodies acrobatically. Three different courses are available, allowing people all of ages to have fun while staying safe. The park also features a dog park, barbequing area, and other facilities.

    It was great for a company outing. The course was a lot of fun, the staff great, and the BBQ was really nice too.

  • Tochigi Flower Center
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    1612 Iwatsuki-cho Shimotsuwa, Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture
    A botanical garden in Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture. Come enjoy a variety of flowers in a large flower bed shaped like six flower petals as well as the largest greenhouse in the country. Their permanent exhibits include flowers, fruits, and plants of the tropics and subtropics as well as strange, bizarre, and rare plants from around the world such as welwitschia mirabilis. Events are held showing off seasonal flowers.

    1/2に行きました。 3,000円と5,000円の福袋があり、くじ引きで蘭が当たります。 5,000円には3本立ての蘭がハズレなしで当たるのでお得だと思います。

  • Tsukada Memorial Hall
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Tochigishi Yamatochou 2-16
    This exhibition facility located in Yamato-cho, Tochigi City makes use of the Tsukada family's storehouse. They were prominent lumber dealers during the Edo period (1603-1868), and this hall displays some of their important items. There is also an exhibit featuring a robotic dolls performing the tragic story about Uzuma River, and a robotic grandmother that tells stories while plays the shamisen (a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument). The facility has a restaurant, too.

    巴波川沿いにある風情ある蔵の景観を見せてくれる江戸時代の材木問屋の家屋を歴史伝説館として公開しています。館内はロボットおばあちゃんの三味線演奏が印象に残っていますが、その他は特にありません。川沿いの風景を見る方がいいかも!

  • Aguri no Sato Sightseeing Farm
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    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.

    急にいちご狩りに行きたい!っと思ってさがしたのがココ 予約制でないので行きやすいし 土曜日の12時に着きましたが大きなハウスが沢山あり案内されたハウスは私達家族だけで貸し切り状態で良かったです。

  • Sano City Kodomo no Kuni
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Horigomechou 579
    A park in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture with a wide lawn area that has a real rocket on display as well as a variety of play equipment. The large dinosaur slide is very popular with children. The park is also equipped with play facilities that require a fee for use including the Mysterious Forest, a train diorama, and a climbing area.

    栃木県へのドライブ旅行の際、「佐野市こどもの国」へ行ってみました。 無料で遊べる公園ですが、遊具が可愛らしいので、ファミリーにとてもおすすめです。

  • Mikamoyama Park
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    1747-1 Iwatsuki-cho Shimotsuwa, Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture
    This park is located in Mikamoyama which is mentioned in the famous Manyoshu collection of poetry. The park has fun facilities for all ages including the Adventure Forest and Wanpaku Playground for children as well as an herb garden. You can also board the Flower Train for a trip through the park around Mikamoyama. And with a variety of nature trails and hiking courses the park is popular with those looking to hike or just explore the outdoors.
  • Ashikaga Museum of Art
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Ashikagashi Tori 2-14-7
    This unusual art museum is built into a housing complex. The museum supports the local culture and artistic endeavors of the Ashikaga and Ryomo regions, with works by local artists from both areas on display. Fine art and performing art workshops are held at the museum. There is also a free to view local artist's corner.

    美術館の1階にあるスペース。美術館の無料デーに行きました。猫に関するグッズが多かった。足利らしい織物関連のお土産もありました。100円のしおりはちょっとしたお土産になると思います。

  • Tsuga no Sato
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    Tochigi Tochigi-shi Tsugamachi Usukubo 325
    This massive park is the size of five Tokyo Domes. The park has many cherry blossoms including the 170 year-old Tsuga no Satozakura that symbolizes the park, as well as weeping cherries, Yoshino cherries, and double-flowered cherries. They bloom one after the other in April, tinting the park in shades of pink and white for nearly almost a full month. In June, visitors can see the park's 3,000 lotus flowers beautifully bloom. The park includes facilities such as the Furusato Center, the Family Park, and the Fureiai no Mori. It serves as a place of rest and relaxation for many people.
  • Ohirasan Prefectural Natural Park
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    Tochigi Tochigi-shi Hiraicho Ohiramachi
    This national park is especially famous for its spring cherry blossoms and its early summer hydrangea. The Ohirasan Promenade becomes a colorful tunnel of 4,000 cherry blossoms during the cherry blossom festival held on one day in early April each year. The hill cherries that bloom all across Mt. Ohira are also quite beautiful. Visitors can enjoy seeing the azalea bloom in late May, the hydrangea bloom from late June to mid July, and the fall colors come in around late November.
  • Orihime Park
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    Tochigi Ashikaga-shi Tomoecho 3890-17
    A park located in Tomoe-cho, Ashikaga City. The park's 10.5-hectare grounds encompass the Hatagamiyama mountaintop tumulus, and facilities include an observatory, square, and restaurant building. The grounds are planted with cherry trees, Japanese maples, azaleas, and other plants, and visitors can enjoy their seasonal beauty as well as a sweeping view of the Kanto Plain and, in the evening, the city's glittering nightscape.
  • Manyo Nature Park Katakuri-no-Sato
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    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Machiyachou 112-1
    A botanical garden in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture that boasts some of the best dogtooth violet scenery during March and April. Alongside the violets you can enjoy flowers year-round including Anemone nikoensis and Disporum smilacinum in spring, golden-rayed lilies in summer, and Salvia Nipponica in the fall. There's also a hiking trail to Mikamoyama Park.
  • Mibu Town Kurokawa no Sato Fureai Pool
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    Tochigi Shimotsuga-gun Mibumachi Hanyuda 241
    This pool complex features a 200-meter-long lazy river, two kiddy pools, a 25-meter practice pool, and four types of water slide. It is open every day from the third Saturday of July to August 31. The well-equipped complex features, a shop, a parking lot, and other facilities and sees large crowds in the summer.
  • Kuzu Fossil Museum
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    Tochigi Sano-shi Kuzuu Higashi 1-11-15
    This fossil museum presents fossils discovered in Sano City and provides information on the types of minerals and wildlife in the area. Exhibits include a type of limestone found in the Kuzu area called Nabeyama limestone, examples of limestone from across the country, and animal fossils found in limestone caves and fissures. Limestone is widely found in the Kuzu region, and the area is also thought to have once been a habitat for elephants, rhinoceroses, and other large animals. The Japanese rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus nipponicus) skeleton displayed in the center of the first floor is the only one which has been found anywhere in Japan that is almost completely intact. Other exhibits include limestone fossils of Fusulinida and sea lilies which lived during the distant Permian period.

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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