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OYAMA CITY

Highlights of Oyama City

Oyama city, 35min north of Tokyo (by Shinkansen) is home to Yuki Tusumugi Silk weaving tradition (UNESCO intangible cultural heritage) and  Watarase-yusuichi Retarding Basin (listed as a Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance).

Many visitors come to Oyama to watch the huge summer firework displays during Oyama Summer Festa and to watch the Jyagamaita Festival (Japanese Heritage) in the spring. Other popular activities are Strawberry picking, learning about Yuki Tsumugi silk and Sake brewery tours. Find out more in the ‘Things to do in Oyama‘ section.

Oyama station is also where you change to go to Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi city, Mashiko Town, Mito and is on the way to Utsunomiya and Nikko (UNESCO world heritage site), so why not stop over at Oyama and visit the Oyama Honba Yuki Tsumugi Craft Museum just outside Oyama station where you can try traditional silk weaving?

Oyama city is also where you can experience in the highest sky diving in Japan (over Watarase-yusuichi)!

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Main Stations

Things to DO

Try Silk weaving and Kimono Experience

Oyama is most famous for Yuki silk which is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Oyama Honba Yuki Tsumugi Craft Museum just outside the station offers Silk weaving and Kimono experiences for visitors (Read our blog).

Enjoy the amazing Fireworks

Oyama city has one of the largest firework displays near Tokyo with over 20,000 fireworks. Held every year during the Oyama Summer Festival. Visitors  on the day can enjoy festive attractions, many food stalls and Entertainment.

Visit a Traditional Sake Brewery

Oyama is home to a few traditional sake breweries. Nishibori sake brewery (Nishibori Shuzo) is a sake brewery 10 min drive from Oyama station which has unique sake making methods such as the only transparent sake tank in Japan, and a sake where they use a blend of ancient rice.

Enjoy the Beautiful Sakura

Shiroyama park near JR Oyama station (10 min walk) has 2,000 sakura trees and is a nice place to enjoy Sakura during from the end of March to mid April.

Enjoy Strawberry Picking

Oyama is home to Ichigo no sato farm a popular strawberry farm which is a short drive from JR Oyama station.

Visit Watarase Yusuichi

Watarase Yusuichi (Watarase retarding basin) is a heart shaped  basin where visitors can spot with many wild birds and nature protected by Ramsar Convention

If you like thrilling activities, you can sign-up for a skydiving session from 4,000m above the basin! (The highest point of skydiving in Japan!)

Go see the Jagamaita Festival

Mamada no Jagamaita festival is a famous festival where towns people make many large dragons and take it in turns to take them.  into the local pond

Tonoike Sake Brewery

Established more than 80 years ago, Tonoike Sake Brewery is a traditional Sake brewery popular with overseas visitors.
(Open 365 days)

Yoshimura Straberry Park

One of the most popular strawberry picking locations in Japan. Popular with overseas visitors and suitable for children.
(Dec-early May)

Tochigi city Travel Guide

Discover Mashiko Website

We’ve created a special online guide about Tochigi City to help overseas visitors explore Tochigi. Click the image to discover more!

Places to EAT

Japanese Food

There are many Japanese restaurants in Oyama city. Near Oyama station you can find many places to eat that are open until late.

Western Food

There are many Western-style restaurants in Oyama city. Near Oyama station you can find many places to eat that are open until late.

COENA Cafe

A small European style restaurant with delicious homemade food prepared with local ingredients hand-picked by our chef.

Places to STAY

Hotel

There are several western style business hotels near Oyama station.

Ryokan (Japanese style)

There are a few traditional Japanese Ryokans.

Want prices?

Find the full list of hotels in Tochigi city  available at Booking.com here.

Guesthouse

There is a popular guesthouse in the center of the city. As well as bunkbeds there are some Japanese tatami rooms suitable for a group of 2-3people on a budget. 

Want prices?

Find the full list of hotels in Tochigi city  available at Booking.com here.

Holiday rental (Airbnb)

There are several Airbnbs.

Want prices?

Find the full list of airbnb’s available at aribnb here.

Hotel Sunroute Tochigi

Type: Western Style Business Hotel

Location: 4 min drive from JR Tochig Station. (located in city center)

Booking.com

Guest House Kuranomachi

Type: Guesthouse

Location: 4 min drive from JR Tochigi station. (located by the river in city center)

Booking.com

Morino Garden

Type: Holiday rental

Location: 12 min drive from Mashiko station

Booking.com
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Useful links for Oyama City

Japan Today
(about Yuki Tsumugi)

Wikipedia

(about Oyama City)

Wikipedia

(about Yuki Tsumugi)

The Mainichi

(about Watarase-yusuichi Retarding Basin)

 Luxembourg Times *German

(about Yuki Tsumugi)

EAAFP

(about Watarase-yusuichi Retarding Basin)

Tochigi City Travel Guide

We’ve created a special online guide about Mashiko to help overseas visitors explore Mashiko. Click the image to discover more!

Tochigi city Photo Gallery

We’ve created a Mashiko Photo gallery to help overseas visitors and travel companies see what Mashiko has to offer. Click the image to discover more!

Tochigi City by Nick Harrison

We’ve created a special online guide about Mashiko to help overseas visitors explore Mashiko. Click the image to discover more!

Tochigi City by Nick Harrison

We’ve created a Mashiko Photo gallery to help overseas visitors and travel companies see what Mashiko has to offer. Click the image to discover more!

Oyama City in the Media

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