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9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Spring

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9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Spring

Tochigi is full of colorful delight as spring brings a wide swathe of flora across the prefecture. Every type of tourist can be amazed by the scenic nature all around, from hikers observing the cherry blossoms atop Mt. Ohira to train lovers taking in the golden field of rapeseed while watching the Moka steam locomotives pass.

Azaleas of Yahata

Azaleas of Yahata

Enjoy azalea blossoms up close at this site, which was selected to stand among the Kaori Fukei 100-sen (100 Best Aromatic Landscapes) by the national government.

Access: 40 min. by bus from JR Kuroiso Station.

Nasu Flower World

Nasu Flower World

The park has picturesque fields of beautiful flowers. Among them, the tulip field is a must-see.

Access: 20 min. by taxi from JR Kuroiso Station.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

This shrine complex is registered as a World Heritage Site. The Procession of 1,000 Samurai is held in spring and autumn.

Access: 10 min. by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line.

Shinkyo Sacred Bridge

Shinkyo Sacred Bridge

This beautiful, vermilion-lacquered bridge can be called the gateway to Nikko, and is a World Heritage Site.

Access: 5 min. by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line.

Cedar Avenue of Nikko

Cedar Avenue of Nikko

This sublime avenue of trees is listed by Guinness World Records as the longest avenue of trees in the world.

Access: Walk a short distance from Kami-Imaichi Station on the Tobu Line.

Ichikai-machi Shibazakura Park

Ichikai-machi Shibazakura Park

Surrounded by rich natural beauty, the park provides a panoramic view of a pink floral carpet.

Access: 15 min. by taxi from JR Karasuyama Station.

Steam Locomotives in Moka

Steam Locomotives in Moka

Massive steam locomotives run between a row of cherry trees and a field of rapeseed—a must-see!

Access: 10 min. from Kitamoka Station on the Moka Line.

Cherry Blossoms at Mt. Ohira

Cherry Blossoms at Mt. Ohira

This site is one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Enjoy both the beautiful blossoms and delicious food.

Access: 15 min. by taxi from JR Tochigi Station or Tochigi Station on the Tobu Line.

Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga Flower Park

A wide range of flowers, including the world's largest Japanese wisteria trellises and a tunnel of white wisterias, showcase the four seasons.

Access: 13 min. walk from JR Tomita Station.