Spots in Mashiko Area

  • Honda Collection Hall
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    4.5
    73 Reviews
    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."

    We had rented a car to get up to Nikko from Tokyo and being fans of car culture decided to stop at both Tsukuba and Motegi. I was aware of the Honda Collection Hall so I knew it would be worth going...

  • 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.
  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
    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.

    This meseum is modern and is very nice and clean and very friendly to English visitor. The art that are on displays changes every 3 to 4 months so its always good to go back and visit to see what is...

  • Mooka Railway
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    4.0
    59 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.

    It feels so good enjoying the view of railway and it was interesting that the train has strawberrys advertisement, you can also appreciate a really nice railway view from Japan

  • Tochigi Prefecture Igashira Park
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Moka Shimokomoriya 99
    This urban park selected as one of Japan's 100 best is among the finest in Tochigi Prefecture. The park covers 93.3 hectares of hilly terrain with mixed groves of trees including jolcham oak, sawtooth oak, and Japanese red pine that surround the central Igashira Pond. The park's Ichimannin Pool water park and its boating pond are especially popular. Some of the park's other facilities include a rose garden, an alpine plant greenhouse, and an athletic field.

    This park was beautiful many trees (ex. Gingko trees) that provided a nice cover from the summer heat! There is also a spot for some water actvities and a pool/slide area that you can bring a...

  • Saimyoji Temple
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    4.0
    26 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.

    I loved this temple, it was one of my favorite places at Mashikos town mainly because you can be delighted with the lot of nature that surrounds it and the temple itself really makes you feel...

  • Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 3388
    Shoji Hamada was a potter and living national treasure. This memorial hall in Mashiko Town, Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture showcases his pottery collection. Of course, Mr. Hamada’s own work is on display, as is the work of his colleagues Kawai Kanjiro, Bernard Leach, and others. The facility consists of Hamada’s residence and a portion of his workshop. An exhibition hall, studio, his climbing kiln, and a seasonal flower garden are all open to the public.

    Great visit to view a little of Shoji Hamadas life and reflect on his influence on ceramics. Theres an entry fee and takes about 30-45 min to walk through.

  • Toko
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Haga-gun Mashikomachi Jonaizaka 2

    落ち着いた雰囲気のお店です。陶器の他、センスの良い小物もありました。駐車場も併設されています。猛暑日に訪問しましたが、サービスで置いてくださっていた冷茶で生き返りました。

  • Mashiko-yaki Pottery Cooperative Sales Center
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Haga Onsen Roman no Yu
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    2.5
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Haga-gun Hagamachi Kaminobu 160
    This hot spring spa attached to Roadside Station Haga is located in Kaminobu, Haga Town, Haga County. It uses two different hot springs; one purported to give bathers beautiful skin and another with strong moisturizing effects. The spa features open air baths, large public baths, massaging aerated baths, flowing water baths, and saunas. Other facilities include a lounge area, small Japanese-style rooms that can be used to host banquets, and more. The spa also holds beer gardens in the summer.

    栃木県宇都宮市の東、芳賀郡波賀町にある日帰り温泉施設です。「道の駅 はが」に隣接しており、駐車場を利用できます。 源泉は2種類利用されていますが、共に加熱循環。消毒臭が強かったです。

  • Spa Resort Livemax
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    4.0
    10 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...

  • Mookaigashira Onsen Ichigo no Yu
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Moka 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.

    真岡市の市営温泉施設です。日曜午後に訪問したところ、駐車場は車でいっぱい。人気のある温泉なんだと思い館内に入ると、大広間ではカラオケ大会みたいなのが行われていました。 肝心の温泉は湧出量が多いのに循環利用で強消毒臭。内湯浴槽では気泡発生装置ががんがん作動しており、落ち着きませんでした。

  • Greatest Ebisusama in Japan (Osaki Ebisu-jinja Shrine, Osaki-jinja Shrine)
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Higashigou 937
    The Osaki-jinja Shrine, located in Mooka City, Tochigi Prefecture enshrining both Daikokusama (Okuninushi deity: God of Wealth) and Ebisusama (Kotoshironushi deity: God of Development) is registered in the Engishiki, a registry of ancient shrines. This 1500-year-old shrine is said to bring various types of luck, including health, matchmaking, and marriage blessings, and better fortune. The inner shrine, gilded with noted engravings, is not to be missed. Also known as ‘the shrine where you win the lottery’, many visitors come to worship here every year.
  • Higeta Indigo Dyeing Studio
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Haga-gun Mashikomachi Jonaizaka 1
    "An indigo dyeing shop that has been in business since the late 1700s. Traditional indigo and vegetable dyeing techniques are said to have once accounted for 80% of the clothing worn by the public. Here those techniques have been handed down to the present day. Popularly known as ""Japan Blue,"" indigo and its traditional dyeing methods are highly regarded around the world. The 200-year-old thatched house epitomizes Mashiko's townscape, and the 72 indigo vats arrayed inside are a sight to see. Both the building and the vats are registered as prefectural Tangible Cultural Properties."

    お盆休み中だったので、実作業は見られませんでしたが、作業場を見させてもらえます。 次回は作業をしている様子を見にいきたいです。

  • 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.
  • Moka Cotton Hall
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Aramachi 2162-1
    During Japan’s feudal period, this area produced an enormous amount of cotton fabric known as “Moka cotton.” This facility teaches visitors about the fabric’s culture and history. There are numerous exhibitions of high quality silky textured Moka cotton products, and you can observe the weaving process as well. Book in advance to experience weaving and dyeing firsthand, making items like coasters and indigo-dyed handkerchiefs.

    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。ここでは真岡木綿でつくられた製品の取り扱いがされていて、実際に見学をすることもできます。前日までの予約で体験をすることができる貴重なスポットです。

  • Ichikai Town Shibazakura Phlox Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunichikaimachi Miage 614-1
    Located in Ichikai Town, Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture, this park was founded in 2006. It is famous for its carpet of moss pink phlox in the springtime. On its grounds are planted approximately 250,000 moss phlox plants, holding the title of the largest area in Honshu. Every year from mid-April to early May a carpet of red, pink, white and purple phlox glorious cover the park slopes with blooms. The view is splendid, not only from the walking paths but is also exquisite looking down from the observatory. The Phlox Festival is held during the peak blooming season.
  • Auto Camp Nakagawa Station
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Haga-gun Motegimachi Iino 1663-3
  • Mashiko Prefectural Nature Park / Mashiko Forest
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko
    This nature park in the hills of Mashiko Town, Haga County, Tochigi Prefecture has a woodland dense with trees like red pine and konara oak. The park also features a large lawn, thrilling suspension bridge, an observation platform with a great view of the Kanto area mountains, and a four-kilometer walking trail. Signs with information about the trees and birds are located along the path, making it a popular spot for children to learn about nature while having fun.
  • Hasegawa Toen
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Haga-gun Mashikomachi Mashiko 4240-3
    "A long-established kiln located opposite Mashiko no Mori, a prefectural nature park. With a motto of ""Having Fun Making Pottery,"" they offer the chance to participate in workshops painting ceramics and creating them both by hand and with a potter's wheel. Join their popular electric potter's wheel workshops to make sake cups, teacups, rice bowls, and more. For glazing you can choose between 10 colors and patterns including white, dark blue, and plum patterned. Children 6-years and up can join in by painting letters and pictures on plates and teacups."

    ロクロ体験ができます。私はぐい呑3つ.飯茶碗2つ、皿1枚を作成。そのうち、ぐい呑3つと飯茶碗1つを購入。値段は、ロクロ使用料1000円、ぐい呑800円/個、飯茶碗900円/1個でした。基本料は、ロクロの1000円と制作物を最低2つ購入すること。制作物は焼き上がったら、取りに行くか、宅配便。焼き上がりまでは1カ月から1カ月半。体験時間は基本的に午前と午後の回がありますが、ロクロがあいていれば時間の自...

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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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