9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Winter
This hot spring resort is famous for Shika-no-yu, a communal bath with more than 1,380 years of history, featuring milky hot spring water.
Access: 50 min. by bus from JR Nasushiobara Station.
Enjoy the beautiful seasonal landscapes of Shiobara Onsen-kyo, a hot spring town with more than 1,200 years of history.
Access: 60 min. by bus from JR Nasushiobara Station.
Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival
Visitors can enjoy barbecue in kamakura (snow huts) during the day, and a fantastic view of the illuminated kamakura at night.
Access: 20 min. by bus from Yunishigawa Onsen Station on the Yagan Railway.
Snow Activities (Skiing & Snowshoeing)
Tochigi is the closest location to the center of Tokyo where you can enjoy snow activities. Snowshoeing has become popular in recent years.
Access: 70 min. by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line, others.
One of Japan's leading hot spring resorts, with hotels and inns built along the canyon of the Kinugawa River.
Access: Walk a short distance from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Tobu Line.
Famous for its clear spring water, Tochigi has sake breweries throughout the prefecture.
Access: 20 min. walk from Mashiko Station on the Moka Line.
Ashikaga Flower Park
This park features the Great Miracle Wisteria, as well as one of Japan's most beautiful illumination events, designed with a floral theme.
Access: 13 min. walk from JR Tomita Station.
Sano Ramen Noodles
Particularly popular with women, ramen in Sano features curly noodles and lightly flavored soup.
Access: 15 min. by bus from JR Sano Station or Sano Station on the Tobu Line, others.
Tochigi has several outlet malls, including Sano Premium Outlets, the closest large-scale outlet mall to Tokyo.
Access: 20 min. by bus from JR Sano Station or Sano Station on the Tobu Line, others.