Top 10 Things to do in Nasu-machi, Japan

August 1, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Nasu is a town located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 25,281, and a population density of 67.9 persons per km². Its total area is 372.34 km².
Restaurants in Nasu-machi

1. Fujishiro Seiji Museum

203 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 325-0301, Tochigi Prefecture +81 287-74-2581
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Fujishiro Seiji Museum

Reviewed By Joy Y - Salt Lake City, Utah

I almost didn't go because it is expensive for a small-ish museum featuring only one artist (1600 yen). However, I am glad I did. It was fascinating to see the variety of effects that can be obtained by one artist working mostly in just one style. Some of the pieces really touched me and I found myself going back to look at a couple of them more than once. My 2 year-old loved the kage-e theater. The museum was small enough that she didn't get bored and there were a lot of families with young kids so I didn't worry too much if she made noise.
The final piece on display in the back of the museum was truly breathtaking.

2. Komine Castle Remains

Kakunai, Shirakawa 961-0074, Fukushima Prefecture +81 248-22-1147
Excellent
15%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Komine Castle Remains

Reviewed By ART196

木材で出来てる復元天守だ!江戸時代に新しく出来たような中は美しい。
Komine-jō, located in Shirakawa and so also known as Shirakawa-jō, is a reconstructed castle. It has however been reconstructed in wood, the original materials in which it was built, and so we may call it an exact replica, which includes many defensive features. The interior is beautiful. You can see here what the castle was like when it was freshly built in the Edo Period.
A history of destruction and rebirth:
First built by Yūki Chikatomo in 1340. The Yūki clan were defeated by Hideyoshi in 1590. Under the Tokugawa Bakufu, Niwa Nagashige was transferred to the Daimyate (the Tokugawas would switch around Daimyō to weaken their power bases). In 1632 he reconstructed the castle as the seat of his power.
The castle was destroyed in 1866 during the civil war and rebellions that erupted before the Meiji Restoration, being destroyed in the Battle of Aizu by Satchō forces when rebels took control of the castle. Tsuruga-jō was also damaged in that battle. The donjon was reconstructed in 1991.

3. Nasu Animal Kingdom

1042-1, Oshima, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 329-3223, Tochigi Prefecture +81 287-77-1110
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 315 reviews

Nasu Animal Kingdom

Reviewed By YoshiStrat - Nasushiobara, Japan

Unlike a zoo, Animal Kingdom is located on top of mountain and the area is huge. From the entrance there is a cat petting house and dog petting area so if you like animals you are free to enjoy being with dogs and cats. Many shows are also seen in sequence so you don't have to worry about missing one for because of another show.
From top area you will either need to walk a long way or to take a bus to another (huge) zone. There you will see raptor show, sheep show, alpacas, ducks, etc.
You may either take bus back or take ski lift (costs extra).

4. Nanko Park

Nanko, Shirakawa 961-0812, Fukushima Prefecture
Excellent
14%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Nanko Park

Reviewed By たびネコ - Tokyo, Japan

私が行ったのは冬で、天気もどんよりしていて、人気のない時期で寒々しい景色でした。
湖(元は湿地帯だったのを湖にした)は1周約2キロで散歩がてらに歩くと1時間前後で廻れます。
春や秋の桜や新緑、紅葉の時期は良い景色を楽しめると思います。 
時間が無い方は湖の北側に見どころが集中しているので南湖神社や南湖だんごの出店、白河ラーメンの店などを周られることをお勧めします。

5. Mt. Nasu

Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 329-3200, Tochigi Prefecture
Excellent
35%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 193 reviews

Mt. Nasu

Reviewed By Joy Y - Salt Lake City, Utah

We took the ropeway up to the 9th stage of Chausudake without doing much research so I didn't know that it is only a little over a kilometer from the ropeway station to the summit. Once we were up there we thought about hiking up but weren't prepared for the cool temperatures and rain so headed back down. The views are amazing and next time we plan to hike to the top!

6. Meiji no Mori/Kuroiso Michi-no-Eki

27 Aoki, Nasushiobara 325-0103, Tochigi Prefecture +81 287-63-0399
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Meiji no Mori/Kuroiso Michi-no-Eki

Reviewed By 困ったクロちゃん - Tokushima, Japan

地元の農産物やお土産を売っています。冷凍バックをもっていれば「黒にんにく」を買えたのに、180gで1100円は安いです。隣の重文の青木邸は開発の歴史がわかります。

7. Minamigaoka Ranch

579 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 325-0393, Tochigi Prefecture +81 287-76-2150
Excellent
20%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 406 reviews

Minamigaoka Ranch

Reviewed By AlvinChanJB - Singapore, Singapore

This ranch was smaller than expected. There are animals to see and play with plus some activities to do.

8. Nasu Garden Outlet

184-7 Shionosaki, Nasushiobara 329-3122, Tochigi Prefecture +81 287-65-4999
Excellent
10%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
39%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 223 reviews

Nasu Garden Outlet

Reviewed By DeeBoot - Hong Kong, China

Something different from the premium outlets and the place is big. A lot of local Japanese and some international shops. But there are only a few restaurants and most have long line up during peak lunch hours. Must go if you like shopping.

9. Nasu Highland Park

3375 Takakuotsu, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 325-0398, Tochigi Prefecture +81 287-78-1150
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

Nasu Highland Park

Reviewed By ucartech - Indonesia

Not very crowded as Disney but still children love very much

10. Nasu Highlands

Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 325-0301, Tochigi Prefecture
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Nasu Highlands

Reviewed By Ratchawut C - Asaka-shi, Saitama, Japan

This is NOT your first destination in Japan.
It's no Fuji or Asakusa. If you are looking for uber-Japanese-looking, tourist trap style place, you will be sorely disappointed. I'm already here for 3years+ and I'm done with famous tourist trap, my next stop is a beautiful secret spot like this.
What do you do here? You ride the ropeway up, hike to the top of the peak, smell phosphorous, hope it doesn't erupt, and take kickass photos.
This place easily tops Japanese's most beautiful autumn spot, in many polls. I didn't made that up. This is probably the most redeeming thing about the peak. Surrounding area is full of farms, family adventure theme-park, and so on.
Who would I recommend this to? Japanese who like hiking.

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