Recommended Nasu Kogen sightseeing itinerary

Beloved by the imperial family, Nasu Kogen is a natural resort close to the city

Blessed with an abundance of nature and beautiful scenery, Nasu Kogen has many sightseeing places where you can enjoy animals, visit leisure facilities and make the rounds of art museums.

Itinerary Map

Itinerary Map

Trip Details

Day 1 – Time needed: approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes, including approximately 5 hours for sightseeing and meals

Nasushiobara
Station

Bus

Bus – approximately 25 minutes

Michi no Eki Nasu
Kogen Yuai no Mori

Bus

Shuttle bus – approximately 30 minutes (Shuttle Bus Kyubi)

DiningShopping

1Michi no Eki Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori

The central tourism area of Nasu Kogen is Yuai no Mori ("Friendly Forest") where visitors can see a distribution center with fresh fruits and vegetables, a farmer's market and restaurants that serve food made from local ingredients, Other attractions include an arts and crafts hall featuring handcrafted items, and many other opportunities to experience the food, culture and art of Nasu.

Hours of operation

  • Vary depending on the facility

Closed

  • Varies depending on the facility

Admission

  • Free of charge

Address

  • 593-8 Oaza Takakuotsu, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Related websites

Michi no Eki Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Michi no Eki Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori
Michi no Eki Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori

Customers shop for produce sold directly by farmers
Customers shop for produce sold directly by farmers

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Shuttle Bus Kyubi

The Shuttle Bus Kyubi is a pleasure shuttle bus for seeing the sights in Nasu Kogen. One round takes approximately 45 minutes.
The Shuttle Bus Kyubi is a microbus and holds 28 people. Please understand that passengers will have to wait for the next bus in cases where the bus is filled to capacity.

Hours of operation

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fare

  • Adults – 1,000 yen – all-day pass

Related websites

Nasu Sightseeing Pleasure Shuttle Bus Kyubi



Minamigaoka Dairy

Bus or Taxi

Shuttle bus – approximately 60 minutes (Shuttle Bus Kyubi) or taxi – approximately 30 minutes

Activities

3Minamigaoka Dairy

Minamigaoka Dairy is a farm open year-round for anyone to visit. Parking and admission are free. Among the animals visitors can see close up are cows, sheep and horses, and delicious food is also served that is made from ingredients found only on a farm.

Hours of operation

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Open 365 days a year

Admission

  • Free of charge

Address

  • 579 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Related websites

Minamigaoka Dairy (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 180 minutes

A pasture
A pasture

Option 1 Sightseeing

4Nasu Stained Glass Museum

The Nasu Stained Glass Museum is built in the style of a medieval English manor house with painstaking attention to ensure all the fixtures and fittings are genuine. The interior is decorated with authentic stained glass primarily from the 1800s. The pleasant light and aroma accentuate the enjoyment of the tones that emanate from the pipe organ and music boxes.

Hours of operation

  • April to October: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • November to March: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open 365 days a year

Admission

  • Adults – 1,200 yen

Address

  • 1790 Takakuhei, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Getting there

  • Approximately 20 minutes from JR Kuroiso Station by taxi

Related websites

Nasu Stained Glass Museum (in Japanese only)

Nasu Stained Glass Museum
Nasu Stained Glass Museum

Chapel of Saint Raphael
Chapel of Saint Raphael

Option 2 Sightseeing

5Nasu Teddy Bear Museum

Teddy bears made by 100 teddy bear artists from around the world are on exhibit here. Many teddy bears and related products are available for sale, including many from overseas and crafted artist bears.

Hours of operation

  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed

  • February: second Tuesday and the following day
  • March, June, December: second Tuesday
  • Open on Tuesday holidays, and during the end-of-year and New Year's season as well as Golden Week

Admission

  • Adults – 1,080 yen

Address

  • 1185-4 Takakuhei, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Getting there

  • Approximately 20 minutes from JR Kuroiso Station by taxi

Related websites

Nasu Teddy Bear Museum (in Japanese only)

Nasu Teddy Bear Museum
Nasu Teddy Bear Museum

Inside the Nasu Teddy Bear Museum
Inside the Nasu Teddy Bear Museum


Nasu Hot Spring –
Hotel Epinard Nasu

Lodging

6Nasu Hot Spring – Hotel Epinard Nasu

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Nasu Kogen, this is a luxury resort hotel with many activities to partake in such as the hot springs, pool and nature tours. Many sightseeing places are located near the hotel, such as the Nasu Teddy Bear Museum. There are a variety of restaurants, including Japanese, French and a buffet that guests can select from when making reservations.

Address

  • 1 Oaza Takakuhei, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Related websites

Hotel Epinard Nasu

Nasu Hot Spring – Hotel Epinard Nasu
Nasu Hot Spring – Hotel Epinard Nasu

A large open-air bath
A large open-air bath


Day 2 – Time needed: approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes, including approximately 4 hours for sightseeing and meals

Nasu Hot Spring –
Hotel Epinard Nasu

Nasu Heisei-no-mori

Taxi

Taxi or rental car – approximately 15 minutes

SightseeingActivities

7Nasu Heisei-no-mori

About half of the former Nasu Imperial Villa has been converted into Nasu Heisei-no-mori as part of Nikko National Park. Facilities are available to enhance the enjoyment of nature when walking through the forest.

Hours of operation

  • April to November: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December to March: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed

  • Wednesdays, December to March

Address

  • 3254 Takakuhei, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Related websites

Nasu Heisei-no-mori

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Nasu Heisei-no-mori
Nasu Heisei-no-mori

Nasu Animal Kingdom

Taxi

Taxi or rental car – approximately 60 minutes

Activities

8Nasu Animal Kingdom

More than 500 animals from around the world live at Nasu Animal Kingdom. Visitors encounter alpacas, capybaras and many other animals, and the attractions include fun animal shows.

Hours of operation

  • December 3, 2012 to March 15, 2013: Open weekends, holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed

  • Wednesdays

Admission

  • Regular campaign period business hours: adults – 2,000 yen
  • Winter business hours: adults – 1,200 yen

Address

  • Oaza Oshima Midorigaoka, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Related websites

Nasu Animal Kingdom

Time needed: approximately 120 minutes

A bird show
A bird show


Nasu Garden Outlet

Bus

Free shuttle bus – approximately 10 minutes

Shopping

9Nasu Garden Outlet

This is a resort-type outlet mall built around the theme of community-based living. Among the natural settings at Nasu Garden Outlet are more than 140 restaurants and shops selling sporting, outdoor and miscellaneous goods, as well as fashionable clothing. A Kids Garden with unique playground equipment and a garden extending approximately 500 meters in length are just two of the natural features. Also included are dog resort facilities with an expansive, grassy dog run, a doggy cafe and a doggy shop. Enjoy not only shopping but the natural environment of Nasu all year round.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (subject to change according to season and day of the week)

Open 365 days a year

Address

  • 184-7 Shionosaki, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture

Related websites

Nasu Garden Outlet [PDF]

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Nasu Garden Outlet
Nasu Garden Outlet

Nasushiobara
Station

Get out and explore

Nikko / Kinugawa

The Nikko and Kinugawa area is a World Heritage Site and popular sightseeing destination with such features as Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine and Nikko-zan Rinno-ji Temple.
When traveling in Nasu Kogen, go the extra mile to Nikko and Kinugawa!

Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Nikko Toshogu Shrine

As of June 2014.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.

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