9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Summer
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
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
This is a popular ski and snowboard resort where 4 million lilies bloom in summer.
Access: 60 min. by taxi from JR Nasushiobara Station.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.