Strawberry picking! Dressing in a Kimono!
Enjoy Sightseeing Experiences in Tochigi!
Gaze at a picturesque traditional storehouse town from a boat
Kura-no-Machi Pleasure Boat | knomachi Yuransen
Enjoy a pleasure cruise of about 20 minutes down the Uzuma River on a small, old-fashioned craft called a "Tsugabune" while you gaze on the traditional storehouses signifying the vestiges of an Edo period merchant town. The songs and simple way of talking of the boatman lend an air of culture to the journey.
Address: 2-6 Yamato-cho, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi
Access: 10 minute walk from Tochigi Station on the JR Ryomo Line or Tobu Nikko Line
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm (10:00am - 3:00pm December to February)
Activity schedule/regular days off: Year round/Open 365 days a year (Does not operate during bad weather, high/low water)
Required time: Approx. 20 minutes
Cost: Adult: 700 yen, child (12 years and under): 500 yen
Languages: Japanese (English, Korean, Taiwanese CDs available)
How to make reservations: Advance reservations required for 10 persons or more. Call, fax, or email to make reservations. For fax and email, include the name of the applicant, contact information, cruise date/time, number of persons.
Reservation contact information: Telephone/fax 0282-23-2003 (Japanese), E-mail: email@example.com (Japanese and foreign languages)
Walk around the World Heritage Site of Nikko in a rented kimono
Dressing in a Kimono | Utakata Nikko Shop
This kimono rental shop is just about a ten minute walk from the World Heritage Site area. There are a variety of kimonos for both women and men, and accessories that the staff will coordinate with your outfit. Visitors can leave their car in the parking lot while strolling through the town.
InformationUtakata Nikko Shop
Address: 918 Nakahatsuishi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Access: 4 minutes by Tobu Bus bound for Chuzenji Lake from JR or Tobu Nikko Station, get off at the Nikko City Hall stop
Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Activity schedule/regular days off: Year round/No fixed holidays
Required time: 60 minutes and up (Differs depending on the plan)
Cost: 1-day rental (to 17:30), 4,104 yen, trial (1 hour) 1,620 yen
Languages: Japanese, English
How to make reservations: Advance reservations required. Call or use the reservation form on the website to make reservations. Cancellation fee charged 3 days before the scheduled date, cancellations accepted via phone.
Reservation contact information: Telephone⇒0288-53-6465 (Japanese and English), reservation form⇒CLICK
Transform into a samurai by wearing traditional armor!
Dressing Samurai Armor | Ashikaga Information and Communication Space
Change into a suit of samurai armor at the Ashikaga Information and Communication Space and stroll through the cobblestoned historic town visiting the Ashikaga Gakko, Banna-ji Temple, which is a national treasure, etc. Experience a trip back in time while dressed in the distinguished garb of a warrior.
InformationAshikaga Information and Communication Space
Address: 1-2673-1 Tori, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi
Access: 5 minute walk from Ashikaga Station on the JR Ryomo Line
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, armor wearing Hours: 9:30am - 2:00pm (Must be returned by 4:00pm)
Activity schedule/regular days off: Year round/Closed every third Monday (Closed the following day when Monday falls on a National holiday), Year End holidays
Required time: 90 minutes
Cost: 3,500 yen
How to make reservations: Advance reservations required (up to 10 days in advance). Email or call to make reservations. When emailing, download the reservation form from https://www.ashikaga-kankou.jp/spot/kimono, print it, fill it in, then scan and send as an email attachment or include the information (applicant's name, address, telephone no./fax, emergency contact information on the scheduled date, planned date/time, number of people (women and men separate) in the email. Cancellations accepted up to one day in advance.
Reservation contact information: Email⇒firstname.lastname@example.org (Japanese and English), telephone⇒0284-41-8201 (Japanese)
Delicious, safe, fun Japanese sake carefully brewed from quality rice
Visiting Sake brewery | Tentaka Sake Brewery
This brewery has continued to craft dry Japanese sake using safe organic ingredients and traditional methods. Tours of the brewery show visitors the care that goes into their equipment, tools of the trade, and techniques. You can taste and purchase sake at the adjacent shop.
InformationTentaka Sake Brewery
Address: 2166 Hiruhata, Ohtawara-shi, Tochigi
Access: 30 minutes by car from Nishi-Nasuno Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Activity schedule/regular days off: Year round/Closed January 1
Required time: 30 or 60 minutes
Cost: 30 minute tour: free, 60 minute tour: 540 yen (Cost of sanitary clothing)
Languages: Japanese, English
How to make reservations: Advance reservations required. Call weekdays between 9:00am - 5:00pm to make reservations. Cancellations accepted up to one business day in advance.
Reservation contact information: Telephone⇒0120-41-3959 (Japanese and English)
Enjoy an easy canoe experience in a reservoir surrounded by nature
Canoeing | Nature Planet
Because there is no current in this reservoir, even novices can enjoy canoeing. Simply put a life jacket on over your regular clothes to enjoy a casual canoe ride. The clean air and occasional creeping mist over the surface of the lake make for a dreamlike atmosphere.
Address: Itamura Reservoir Canoe Tour Meeting Spot⇒3090-6 Momura, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi at the Itamura Nature Study Center
Access: 30 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Nasu IC
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Activity schedule/regular days off: Yearly from mid-April to mid-November/Open every day during the season
Required time: 120 minutes
Cost: Adult: 5500 yen, child (6-12 years): 4,500 yen, child (3 years and up): 2,000 yen
Languages: Japanese, simple English
How to make reservations: Advance reservations required. Call (up to one day in advance) or email (up to 3 days in advance) to make reservations. Cancellations accepted up to one day in advance.
Reservation contact information: Telephone⇒0288-78-1177 (Japanese), E-mail⇒email@example.com (Japanese and English)
Try six different varieties of unique strawberries to see which you like best
Strawberry picking | Yoshimura Strawberry Park
Enjoy six varieties including Skyberry, Tochiotome, Benihoppe, Akihime, Kaorino, and Moikko. The greenhouses have aisle spaces to accommodate strollers and wheelchairs.
InformationYoshimura Strawberry Park
Address: 520 Hanawa, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi
Access: 4 minute walk from Kitayama Station on the Moka Railway
Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Activity schedule/regular days off: Yearly from mid-December to mid-May/Open every day during the season
Required time: No time limit
Cost: December: 1,600 yen, January/February: 1,400 yen, March to April 7: 1,300 yen, April 8 to May: 1,000 yen
How to make reservations: Same day reservations accepted. Advance reservations are best for large groups. Call to make a reservation.
Reservation contact information: Telephone⇒0285-72-8189 (Japanese and English)
Strawberry picking at Tochigi
|Mibu Strawberry Farm
Address: 1870-2 Kuniya, Mibu-machi, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi
|JA Ashikaga Agriland
Address: 362 Okubo-cho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi
|Roadside Station Utsunomiya Romantic Village
Address: The location differs depending on the activity. (Reception desk: Enishi Travel inside Roadside Station Utsunomiya Romantic Village / 254 Nissato-machi Hei, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi)
◆Click here for more information ⇒「VISIT TOCHIGI」(external link)
※This information is current as of March 2019. Fees and facilities information is subject to change. Make sure to check the official website before finalizing plans.
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THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON INFORMATION FROM 04 11,2019 Author：DiGJAPAN! Editorial Team