Highlights of Nasu Town
Nasu town is a popular destination in Japan. It is about 2 hours from Tokyo and includes volcanic mountains, hot springs, numerous outdoor activities, and many small museums.
Visitors come to Nasu to enjoy the Onsen (Hot springs), Nature activities, Flower parks, Autumn leaves, Farms & ranches, Animals, Art Museums, Children activities, and winter sports such as skiing. (See more info below)
Nasu is also one of the main Milk producers in Japan and is know for cheese, pork and local vegetables, so visitors are sure to satisfy their taste buds.
There is also plenty of accommodations from traditional Japanese ryokan to western style hotels catering for all budgets.
Nasu in the WINTER
Nasu in the SPRING
Nasu in the SUMMER
Nasu in the AUTUMN
Things to DO in Nasu
Onsen (Hot springs)
There is more than 20 different hot springs in 5 different areas (Kogen, Shin-Nasu, Yumoto, Oku-Nasu, and Ashino) which are open to day time visitors.
There are many nature activities in Nasu. You can walk around Sesshoseki Rocks, or go up Chausudake mountain via the Nasu Ropeway (or hike the full way). Trek through Nasu Heisei no Mori, take the Mt. Jeans Nasu Gondora up the mountain or get active and enjoy SUP activities on the water or visit Nozaru.
Nasu is home to many flower parks. Nasu Flower World, Minozawa Higanbana Park, and the Azaleas of Yahata just to name a few. Best time to visit these are May to October.
Nasu changes into stunning autumn colors between the end of September to early November. Visit Nasu Heisei no Mori, or take the cable car at Mount Jeans or Chausudake to the top (or hike to the top) of the mountains to take in the beauty.
Farms and Ranches
Nasu has many dairy farms that produce milk and cheese. Nasu Kogen Rindohko Family Bokujo, and Minamigaoka Ranch are farms that are especially popular with families.
There are two popular zoos and a safari park in Nasu. Nasu Animal Kingdom is know for their work in protecting endangered species as well as being home to Sand Cats and Arctic wolfs. Their bird shows are also popular. Nasu Alpaca Farm houses 400 Alpacas where visitors can take them for walks. At Nasu safari park you can feed Lions, Tigers, Zebras and Giraffes from a bus.
There are a few small art collection museums in Nasu. Fujishiro Seiji Museum is a museum featuring shadow painting (Kagee) artist Fujishiro Seiji. Others museums include Nasu Orgole (Music box) Museum, Nasu Classic Car Museum, Nasu Ashino Stone Museum, and Nasu Trick Art Museum.
Families enjoy visiting Nasu as there are many things for children to do. As well as nature activities and farms to visit, there is also the Nasu Highland Park (amusement park), Nasu Buggy Park, and Kitsunenobori attraction.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Nasu is home to two ski resorts. The Mt Jean ski resort has five courses from beginner to advanced as well as snow snow bike and snowshoe activities. Nasu Onse Family Ski Resort is a small ski resort focused on small children and families so ideal if this is your first time to a ski slope.
Tonoike Sake Brewery
Yoshimura Straberry Park
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From Tokyo to Nasu-Shiobara station
Places to EAT
There are many Japanese restaurants in Nasu town which should be easy to find.
There are many Western-style restaurants in Nasu town which should be easy to find.
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Places to STAY in Nasu Town
Onsen Ryokan (Japanese style)
It is said that the onsen (hot spring) in Nasu was discovered 1,400 years ago and has since been recorded in many ancient documents.
There are many traditional Japanese style onsen ryokans in Nasu from budget to luxury.
Hotels (Western style)
There are also many western style hotels which include family style, stylish and high end.
Holiday Homes / Cabins
There are many privately owned holiday homes and cabins where guest can rent using sites such as airbnb.
Hotel Sunroute Tochigi
Type: Western Style Business Hotel
Location: 4 min drive from JR Tochig Station. (located in city center)
Guest House Kuranomachi
Location: 4 min drive from JR Tochigi station. (located by the river in city center)
Type: Holiday rental
Location: 12 min drive from Mashiko station