Tochigi Prefecture

Metropolitan Natural Walkway where Mansaku bloom of Ashikaga

In 8.8 miles long course from JR Ashikaga station to Izuruhara Bentenike Pond in Sano city, Mansaku flowers can be seen in mountainous land centering Kabasakicho. In the middle of the course, you can see Kabasaki Hachimangu (shrine), where the second generation of Ashikaga clan, Yoshikane was enshrined. In the early spring, you can see yellow Mansaku flower blooming...

Daibosan hiking course of Ashikaga

Chorinji Temple gate Daibosan hiking course, whose top is 934.4 feet in height, is a low hill Course suitable for beginners and families. The departure and arrival spot for This course is the temple named Chorinji, which has the legend of ' Tengu ' (a long-nosed goblin) and the seven wonders. And its garden is one of the Merits. The Oyamazumi jinja shrine, which is one of the spots for...

Mt. Senningatake hiking course of Ashikaga

Mt. Senningatake hiking course of Ashikaga Senningatake, 2173 feet high , is the highest mountain in Ashikaga. The hiking course has a total length of 5.9 miles and it takes 5hours 40 minutes to walk the whole course. There is a dangerous spot in this Course, called "Inugaeri". It's a cliff, 32.8 feet high. If you are not a good Climber, we recommend you to take another route, a secret path "kando". This...

Ashikaga Alpine Hiking Trails

Ashikaga Alpine Hiking Trail map Shinkosan hiking course is from the crossroads of Matsuda 4-chome to Omata Station ( JR-line ) or the bus stop of Omata naka-cho, a total length of About 5.6 miles, and it takes 4hours 30minutes to walk the whole course. While hiking, you can enjoy a fine view of a chain of mountains of Nikko, the mountains of Akagi and the plains of Kanto. This course has charm of...

Ashikaga Prefectural Natural Park hiking course

Ashikaga Prefectural Natural Park hiking course Ashikaga Prefectural Nature Preserve hiking course is a low hill course with elevation from 656ft. to 1,311ft. above sea level. Hikers can enjoy the change in geographical features and the wonderful seasonal changes in the scenery. From the ridge, hikers have a view of Mt. Akagi, Mt. Fuji, and the Kanto Plains along the Watarase river. It takes about one day from...

Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga Flower Park Ashikaga Flower Park , whose area is 20.3 acres, is well-known that the transplantation of Ofuji , wisteria, over 100 years old succeeded for the first time in Japan. There are remarkable four spots with big wisteria trellis besides 160 wisterias over sixty years old, 1500 azaleas over sixty years old, more than 1000 hydrangeas, 10,000,calamis, etc. The park buried...

Kurita Bijutsukan (Kurita Museum) in Ashikaga

Kurita Bijutsukan (Kurita Museum) in Ashikaga This museum has a fine collection of both "Imari" and "Nabeshima" porcelains which were the first kinds of pottery made by the Nabeshima clan in Japan during the "Edo" period ( 1603-1867 ). It is the largest porcelain museum in the world with a collection of over 10,000 pieces. It has an area of 24.5Acres, is located on the top of the hill, surrounded by red pine...

Yamamae Park in Ashikaga

Yamamae Park in Ashikaga Yamamae park is a regional park covering an area of 19.8A in Omae-cho, located in the western part of Ashikaga. In the park municipal owned groves are arranged in passes and gardens which make the most of the plentiful natural environment. In the northern part of the park, the urban greenery botanical gardens include over 100kinds of trees that flower through all of...

Ashikaga Park

Ashikaga Park The Ashikaga Park opened in 1883, is a regional park covering an area of 11.1A on the southern side of the hill, located in the western side of the central city area. Since its beginning, this park has been famous for its cherry blossoms and azaleas. Besides the Ashikaga citizens, people come from the northern Kanto region to visit the park. In this park, there are...

Seikei-en Garden at Orihime Mountain

Seikei-en Garden at Orihime Mountain Around the year 1964, about 1,500 Japanese apricot trees with white blossoms and red ones were planted on the west slope at Orihimeyama (Orihime Mountain) hill. Though the trees decreased to about 1,200, you can enjoy flower carpet when in full bloom. You can reach there from Tochigi prefectural hiking course in Ashikaga. Blooming season is from mid-March to the end...

Matsumura Memorial House in Ashikaga

Matsumura Memorial House in Ashikaga This house was built by Hanbei Matsumura the fourth, in 1925. It is wooden structure that is two stories high. There is a Warehouse attached to the main house, and a basement. The house exhibits the furniture and commodities which the Matsumura's used from Edo era through Meiji, Taisho, to Showa, and materials on Ashikaga born former Minister of Justice Sennosuke...

Kauzouchin-no-kan - Chinese Rubbings Collection

Kauzouchin-no-kan - Chinese Rubbings Collection Kauzouchin-no-kan collects over two thousand rubbings from Chinese monuments. Each rubbing was taken directly from local monuments. They are a rare item. The collections are the works by masters and experts of calligraphy in old China from the Han to Chin era. Kauzouchin-no-kan - Chinese Rubbings Collection 907-6 Tanaka-cho, Ashikaga City (Ashikaga-shi), Tochigi...

Hasegawa Shodenkyo Art Museum in Ashikaga

Hasegawa Shodenkyo Art Museum in Ashikaga In Shodenkyo Art Museum the works of Hasegawa Shodenkyo(1905 - 1983),the blind painter, are exhibited. He has showed a gift for art since he was in a prewar elementary school. At 15 years old, he became the of pupil boarding with Makishima Kanun who was a painter of the Southern School and a scholar of Chinese classics to learn the base of Japanese painting. At 26...

Watarase Bridge in Ashikaga

watarasebasi (Watarase Bridge) The Watarase river has its headwaters in the mountains in Ashio and flows through Kiryu, Ashikaga, and Sano, and the joins with the Tone river. Water transportation on the Watarase River was frequently used among these cities. The river was useful in our local economy.One of the 12 bridges is named "Watarasebashi" (bashi means bridge). The Japanese pop singer Chisato...

Matsudagawa river dam in Ashikaga

Matsudagawa river dam in Ashikaga Matsudagawa river dam is the first multiporpose dam in the south area of Tochigi prefecture and its important purpose is to adjust the quantity of water and to ensure a supply of city water. Matsudagawa-karyu Fureai hiroba is one of the resort development project in the north area, constructed the multipurpose open space, the barbecue area, the promenade, the arbor...