A Popular Summer Getaway to refresh the Mind (2-Day Trip)

A Popular Summer Getaway to refresh the Mind (2-Day Trip)

Get away from Tokyo and enjoy nature's bounties all year round at Nasu Plateau.
If you love to be embraced by nature, this is the place to be!

  • START Tokyo Station
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    Michi-no-Eki Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori

    A tourist information centre close to attractions in the Nasu highlands
    Michi-no-Eki Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori is a roadside station at the foot of Nasu Onsen-kyo. The roadside station has a tourist information centre “Kanko Koryu Centre”, a restaurant “Nasutoran” and a craft centre “Kogeikan”, as well as a gallery, a Nagaya-mon gate and a sculpture square on site. Visitors can purchase fresh local vegetables at the shop “Freainosato Chokubaijo” and local products at the Furusato Bussan Centre. The roadside station also offers hands-on classes, demonstrations and sales of local arts and crafts. The information centre is well located at the foot of Mount Nasu and there are many attractions in the neighbourhood including leisure facilities and museums.
    Address 593-8 Takakuotsu Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun
    Telephone Number 0287-78-0233
    Website http://www.yuainomori.com/
    Business Hours Kogeikan:
    9am – 5pm (April to October)
    9am – 4pm (November to March)

    11am – 3pm (last call)
    11am – 2pm (last call on weekdays during December to February)

    Furusato Bussan Centre:
    9am – 5pm (April to October)
    10am – 4pm (November to March)

    Fureainosato Chokubaijo: 9am – 4pm

    Kanko Koryu Centre:
    8am – 6pm (April to October)
    9am – 6pm (November to March)
    Days Closed for Business Kogeikan:
    Closed on Wednesdays during December to March and New Year holidays.

    Closed on Tuesdays during December to early March and New Year holidays.

    Furusato Bussan Centre:
    Closed on Mondays during December to March and New Year holidays.

    Fureainosato Chokubaijo:
    Closed on Thursdays during December to February and New Year holidays.

    Kanko Koryu Centre: Open every day
    Price Free
    DirectionsTake the Toya bus from the west exit of JR Nasu-Shiobara station to Nasu Ropeway and alight at the “Yuai-no-Mori” stop.
    Take the Toya bus from the west exit of Kuroiso station to Nasu Ropeway and alight at the “Yuai-no-Mori” stop.
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    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
    Website http://www.okashinoshiro.co.jp/
    Business Hours Open 8:30am – 5:30pm
    *Opening times may vary.
  • ↓ JR Tohoku Shinkansen Nasuno 255
    Nasu Shiobara Station
    ↓ Shuttle Bus (reservation required)
    Suggested Time
    4 hours

    Nasu Rindoh-ko Lake View

    Enjoy a Day Out in the Family Friendly Leisure Park!
    A leisure facility covers 300,000 square metres surrounded by abundant nature around a lake. The interactive farm especially delight children through the experiences such as feeding lovely animals, riding horses and milking cows by hands. Other popular attractions are pleasure boats viewing Nasu mountain ranges and park itself from the lake, the Swiss railway running alongside the lake and the nation’s longest “Zip Line” where you zip along a wire over the lake. Refresh yourself with ice creams and daily products made with Jersey milk for a break!
    Address 414-2 Takakuhei, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi
    Telephone Number 03-3255-5891 (Tokyo branch)
    Website http://www.rindo.co.jp/
    Business Hours 09:00-17:00 (Opening times may change depending on the season)
    Price Adult 1,600yen Child (3 to 12 years old) 800yen Dogs 500yen
    DirectionsBy train or bus: 20-minute bus ride from Kuroiso station
    By car: 10-minute drive from Nasu IC or 30-minute drive from “Nasu Shiobara” station
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    Suggested Time
    Stay one night in Nasu


    You can find accommodations on the websites below.
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    Suggested Time
    4 hours

    Mt. Jeans Nasu

    Enjoy the Gondola ropeway throughout the year!
    The ski resort is known for its gondola ropeway providing superb views of the Nasu Mountains in every season. The fields are filled with daffodils and azaleas in spring, gentians in autumn and about 30,000 white azaleas (Rhododendron quinquefolium) growing in clumps during mid-May to early June, the largest collection in the country. The mountains’ autumn foliage is an incredible spectacle. For those who like to take a closer look at the flora of these mountains, well-maintained walking trails are the perfect option!
    Address 966 Oaza-Oshima, Nasu-Machi, Nasu-Gun, Tochigi
    Telephone Number 0287-77-2300 (Mt. Jeans Nasu)
    Website http://www.mtjeans.com/
    Business Hours 08:00-15:30 (the last ropeway coming back at 15:30)(Opening times may change.)
    Price return ticket for Gondola ropeway Adult 1,600yen Child 800yen single ticket for Gondola ropeway Adult 1,300yen Child 600yen
    Date The season for white azaleas: mid-May to early June
    Directions*Free shuttle service available (during the opening season)
    By car: approx.30-minute drive from Nasu IC on the Tohoku Expressway or approx.20-minute drive from Nasu-Kogen Smart IC
  • ↓ 40 mins. by taxi
    Nasu Shiobara Station
    ↓ Shuttle Bus
    Suggested Time
    3.5 hours

    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
    Website http://www.nasu-gardenoutlet.com
    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
  • ↓ Shuttle Bus
    Nasu Shiobara Station
    ↓ JR Tohoku Shinkansen Nasuno282
    GOAL Tokyo Station

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