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10 Things to Do in Tochigi in Autumn

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10 Things to Do in Tochigi in Autumn

Autumn in Japan is a magical, colorful time, and Tochigi is no exception with its beautiful leaves and myriad of fun activities to do in the cool weather. After observing the red autumn leaves surrounding Ryuzu Waterfall, why not grab a glass of wine at a mountain winery or try your hand at making pottery?

Mt. Jeans Nasu

Mt. Jeans Nasu

Enjoy viewing autumn leaves on a gondola in the autumn at this famous ski resort.

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

Nikko Edo Wonderland

Nikko Edo Wonderland

This theme park allows visitors to experience Edo period culture. The ninja and oiran shows are very popular.

Access: 15 min. by bus from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Tobu Line.

Ryuzu Waterfall

Ryuzu Waterfall

This waterfall was named Ryuzu Waterfall (dragon-headed waterfall) because the area around its basin looks like a dragon's head. It is especially popular in the autumn and spring.

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

Kegon Waterfall

Kegon Waterfall

This is one of the three most famous waterfalls in Japan. It looks beautiful as it changes from season to season.

Access: 45 min. by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line.

Akechidaira (Irohazaka)

Akechidaira (Irohazaka)

Akechidaira is a viewing spot located on top of the Irohazaka Slope. From here you can get a direct view of Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai.

Access: 40 min. by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line.

The Float Ceremony of the Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival

The Float Ceremony of the Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival

Gorgeous yatai (hand-carved wooden floats from the Edo period) are paraded around town. This event is on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Access: 5 min. walk from Shin-Kanuma Station on the Tobu Line or 10 min. walk from JR Kanuma Station.

Twin Ring Motegi

Twin Ring Motegi

Visitors to this international motor racing circuit can learn about leading-edge technologies and enjoy riding on various vehicles and zip lines.

Access: 10 min. by taxi from Motegi Station on the Moka Line.

Mashiko Pottery (Pottery Market)

Mashiko Pottery (Pottery Market)

Mashiko is a pottery town where visitors can buy pottery and experience making pottery ware. Held in spring and fall, the pottery market in particular attracts many visitors.

Access: 10 min. walk from Mashiko Station on the Moka Line.

COCO Farm & Winery

COCO Farm & Winery

This winery is located in a quiet area in the bosom of a mountain. The quality of the wine is so fine that it was served to heads of state at a summit meeting.

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

Ashikaga School & Bannaji Temple

Ashikaga School & Bannaji Temple

The Ashikaga School is Japan's oldest university. Be sure to see the beautiful ginkgo nut tree at Bannaji Temple, which is adjacent to the school.

Access: 5 min. walk from JR Ashikaga Station.