Official TOCHIGI Tourism Website


View Fall Leaves to Enjoy the Nature of Shiobara at a Relaxed Pace

This is a trip around famous fall leaf spots. Please also enjoy a horse-drawn coach ride and local food in a hot spring district.


1.   Momiji-dani Ohtsurihashi Large Suspension Bridge

A pedestrian suspension bridge with beautiful views during four distinct seasons

With a length of 320 metres, this is the largest pier-less suspension bridge in Japan. Magnificent views of the Shiobara valley can be seen from the bridge. In autumn, the bridge commands enchanting views of the foliage reflected on the lake. Officially listed as a “Sacred Place for Lovers”, this is a romantic location perfect for marriage proposals.
Address 1425-60 Sekiya, Nasu-Shiobara-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-34-1037
Business Hours 08:30-18:00 (*Close at 16:00 from November 1 to March 31)
Days Closed for Business Open every day
Price Adult 300yen Children (under 15) 200yen
DirectionsBy public transport: Take a JR bus from the West exit of Nasu-Shiobara station on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen for Shiobara Onsen Terminal. Get off the bus at “Momiji-dai Ohtsurihashi” bus stop (approx. 50 minutes) and walk 5 minutes. Or you can take a JR bus from Nishi-Nasuno-Station on the JR Utsunomiya line to the same stop (approx.30 minutes).
By car: approx.15-minute drive from Nishi-Nasuno-Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway
5-minute drive

2.   The Mikaeri Suspension Bridge and Mikaeri Falls

Built in 1987, Mikaeri Suspension Bridge stretches 100 metres across and 30 metres over Shiobara Gorge. The bridge is known as the starting point of the Shiobara Gorge walking trail and has a charm unique from the magnificent neighbouring Momijidani Suspension Bridge. Cross the Mikaeri Suspension Bridge and walk a further 10 metres to the observation deck for incredible views of Mikaeri Falls.
Address Shiobara Nasu-Shiobara-shi
Telephone Number 0287-32-2914
Price Free
DirectionsTake the JR bus from the west exit of Nasu-Shiobara station on the JR Tohoku main line to the “Momijidani Otsuribashi” stop (a 50-minute ride) from which the suspension bridge is a 5-minute walk. Or take the JR bus from Nishi-Nasuno station on the JR Tohoku main line to the “Momijidani Otsuribashi” stop (a 30-minute ride).
10-minute drive

3.   Tote Basha (Horse-Drawn Carriage)

Enjoy a clip-clop carriage ride through an Onsen town!

Take a nostalgic ride on a Tote Basha (horse-drawn carriage) through Shiobara Onsen town! A 40-minute leisurely journey shows you around the sights of Shiobara. The service is available with a capacity of 12 persons per carriage from April to November. Tickets can be purchased at the Shiobara Onsen Kanko Tote Basha Owaki-ten.
Address Shiobara Nasu-Shiobara-shi(Owaki Yuran Basha)
Telephone Number 0287-32-2305
Business Hours The service is available between 10am and 3pm in April to November.
Days Closed for Business There are occasional closures for maintenance.
Price Adults 1,000 yen
Children (6-11 years old) 500 yen
Children (2-5 years old) 300 yen
DirectionsTake the JR bus from the west exit of JR Nasu-Shiobara station to the “Shiobara Onsen Bus Terminal” (a 65-minute ride) or the JR bus from the west exit of JR Nishi-Nasuno station to the “Shiobara Onsen Bus Terminal” (a 45-minute ride). Transfer to the city bus to the “Gensankutsu” stop (a 5-minute ride) and walk one minute.

4.   Toteyaki

You can eat the local food of Shiobara Onsen while walking around. It looks like a crepe, but it is made of a dough that is closer to that of a castella sponge cake.
5-minute drive

5.   Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

You can find accommodations on the websites below.
30-minute drive

6.   Hunter Mountain Shiobara

Ski or snowboard just one-and-a-half hours from Tokyo!

A popular ski and snowboard resort with great accessibility from Tokyo. Well-equipped to cater for all levels, the resort boasts 12 trails including a full-scale 3km downhill, a half pipe and a slalom trail for the advanced, plus trails for beginners and children and a child-friendly area for sleighs and snow play.
The resort also offers seasonal delights such as slopes of lilies in summer and coloured leaves in autumn that can each be viewed from the ropeway.
Address Maekuro, Yumoto-Shiobara, Nasu-Shiobara-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-32-4580
Business Hours depending on the seasons
Price depending on the seasons
DirectionsBy public transport: approx. 65-minute by JR bus from Nasu-Shiobara station (West exit) on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen or 45-minute by JR bus from Nishi-Nasuno station (West exit) on the JR Utsunomiya line. Get off the bus at Shiobara Onsen Bus Terminal.
By car: approx. 50-minute drive from Nishi-Nasuno-Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway


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