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Highlights of Nasu to Delight Families

This trip will also delight children! You can play with animals, go shopping in an outlet store and visit the Okashinoshiro (Sweets Castle).


1.   Nasu Animal Kingdom

The kingdom of more than 600 animals from around the world!

This vast nature is a home of approximately 600 animals.The kingdom consists of two areas, an indoor facility called “Town” and a vast green landscape called “Farm”. Visitors love to touch everyone’s favourite capybaras and alpacas. Various performances by birds and small animals are enjoyable. There are many dog-friendly areas and dog parks, so this is also a happy kingdom for dog lovers. Relax in the Onsen inside after playing a lot!
Address 1042-1 Oaza-Oshima, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun
Telephone Number 0287-77-1110
Business Hours 10:00-16:00
09:00-17:00(Weekends, Golden Week and summer school holidays)
Days Closed for Business Wednesdays (except Golden Week, spring and summer school holidays. During these holidays, open Wednesdays)
Price Kingdom passport: Adult 2,000yen Child(3to12yearsold)1,000yen
DirectionsTake a Toya bus for Nasu Ropeway from JR Kuroiso station to “Nasu Yumoto” bus stop. Approx. 20-minute taxi ride from there.
By car: approx.30-minute drive from Nasu IC or 15-minute drive from Nasu Kogen SA
30-minute drive

2.   Nasu Garden Outlet

A relaxed shopping heaven surrounded by beautiful nature

An outlet shopping centre showcasing fashion, sports & outdoors and lifestyle brands. Food courts, cafés and restaurants are on hand for when you need a break. Expanded in the summer of 2012, the mall houses 148 stores. Situated near the IC, the free shuttle bus runs a regular service between Nasu-Shiobara station and the shopping centre. The mall turns magical with the festive lights and decorations during the winter.
Address 184-7 Shionozaki, Nasu-Shiobara-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-65-4999
Price Free
DirectionsBy train or bus: approx.10-minute by the free shuttle bus service from the West exit of Nasu-Shiobara station on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen
By car: approx.3-minute drive from Kuroiso-Itamuro IC on the Tohoku Expressway
15-minute drive

3.   Okashi-no-Shiro Nasu Heartland

Take a look at the process of making one of Tochigi’s specialty sweets “Goyotei-no-Tsuki”!

Okashi-no-Shiro Nasu Heartland is a sweets factory that produces a variety of baked sweets, cakes and crème caramels, along with the famous local speciality “Goyotei-no-Tsuki”. These are made with special local eggs known as “Nasu Goyoran”. The eggs are very sweet and rich in flavour and contain as little as 5 to 10-percent cholesterol. 

The Japanese sweets (Wagashi) here are made with locally grown glutinous rice. Visitors can watch the sweet-making process up close through the factory’s glass windows.
Address 4588-10 Takakuko Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun
Telephone Number 0287-62-1800
Business Hours Open 8:30am – 5:30pm
*Opening times may vary.


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