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9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Summer

| Tochigi , Kanto
9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Summer

Nature and history are among the many wonderful things you can enjoy during a Tochigi summer. Cool down while watching the glorious waterfall at Nasu Heisei-no-Mori Forest, or with a spoonful of natural shaved ice that you can only get in Tochigi!

Nasu Animal Kingdom

Nasu Animal Kingdom

Enjoy exciting performances by animals, and pet alpacas and capybaras.

Access: From JR Kuroiso Station, take a bus for 35 min. and then a taxi for 20 min.

Nasu Heisei-no-Mori Forest

Nasu Heisei-no-Mori Forest

Explore the wild nature of this rich forest. Various nature programs are also available.

Access: Take a bus for 35 min. and then a taxi for 20 min. from JR Kuroiso Station.

Hunter Mountain Shiobara

Hunter Mountain Shiobara

This is a popular ski and snowboard resort where 4 million lilies bloom in summer.

Access: 60 min. by taxi from JR Nasushiobara Station.

Amphibious Bus

Amphibious Bus

Take an amphibious bus tour of a dam facility to enjoy a unique view from the dam lake.

Access: 1 min. walk from Yunishigawa Onsen Station on the Yagan Railway.

Kinugawa River Boat Ride

Kinugawa River Boat Ride

This exciting boat ride lets you enjoy scenic beauty that changes from season to season.

Access: 5 min. walk from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Tobu Line.

Senjogahara

Senjogahara

Stroll through this vast marshland with many species of plants and wild birds.

Access: 60 min. by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line.

Natural Shaved Ice

Natural Shaved Ice

This treat melts gently in your mouth, made using rare natural ice produced by just five makers in Japan.

Access: 5 min. from Shimo-Imaichi Station on the Tobu Line, others.

Karasuyama Yama-age Festival

Karasuyama Yama-age Festival

This is Japan's largest-scale open-air kabuki, boasting more than 450 years of history. It is on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Access: 10 min. walk from JR Karasuyama Station.

Oya History Museum

Oya History Museum

Reminiscent of a huge temple, this space 30 meters underground is a sight to see. With a temperature as low as 8 degrees Celsius in the summer, the museum is the best place for relief from the heat.

Access: 30 min. by bus from JR Utsunomiya Station.