Located only 2 hours by train from Tokyo, Kinugawa Onsen was first found in approximately 300 years ago.
The area has been extensively developed for tourism since 1970s, and became one of the most famous Onsenspots in Japan today.
A gentle journey down a beautiful river. Fun for all ages.
As you glide down the emerald-green river, you can listen to the boat captain tell interesting stories about the river. The ride is relatively smooth and enjoyable for a wide age range. Actor Leonardo Dicaprio has been on this ride! Those seeking more thrills can ride the Kinugawa river rafts.
|Season of operation||mid-April to late November|
|Boat ride hours||9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Day closed||Open every day during operating season|
|Cost||¥2,700 for adults, ¥1,200 for children|
|Address||1414 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko City|
|Public transit access||Kinugawa Onsen Station → 5 minutes on foot|
Here, 102 of the world's most famous buildings, archaeological wonders, and other structures are re-created at a 1:25 scale, from the Great Pyramid to the Eiffel Tower and even the Great Wall of China. See them all, and you'll feel like you've traveled around the world.
|Hours of operation||November 1 to March 19|
|Admission||¥2,500 for adults, ¥1,200 for children|
|Address||209-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko City|
|Phone number||0288-77-1055 (general reservation center)|
|Public transit access||Kinugawa Onsen Station → Nikko Kotsu Dial Bus (to Edo Wonderland) (5 minutes) → Tobu World Square bus stop → less than 1 minute on foot|
An authentic Edo-period village is re-created here, with streets lined with inns, trading houses, and samurai manors. It's as if you stepped out of a time machine into the Japan of old. With various traditional events held year-round, there is plenty to see and do at this one-of-a-kind theme park.
|Hours of operation||9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:00 p.m. from December 1 to March 19)|
|Day closed||Wednesday (Search more information from the link below)|
|Admission||¥4,700 for adults, ¥2,400 for children|
|Address||470-2 Karakura, Nikko City|
|Public transit access||Kinugawa Onsen Station → Nikko Kotsu Dial Bus (to Edo Wonderland) (15 minutes) → Edo Wonderland bus stop → less than 1 minute on foot|
Board the ropeway, and in 3 minutes you're at the summit of Mt. Maruyama. The view of the Nasu Kogen mountain range and the Kinu River valley is breathtakingly beautiful. You can also see the monkeys and deer frolic at Monkey Mountain and visit the Hot Spring Shrine.
|Hours of operation||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. during Golden Week and from July 16 to August 15)|
|Day closed||Open all year|
|Admission||round-trip ride - ¥1,100 for adults, ¥550 for children|
|Public transit access||Kinugawa Onsen Station → 30 minutes on foot|
This gorgeous valley is in Kinugawa Onsen Area. People who stay at Kinugawa Onsen prefer to go there, a beautiful healing spot. It is very enjoyable for hiking with viewing of its strange rock formations and beautiful natures which make a new face in each season.
|Public transit access||Ryuoukyou Station less than 1minute on foot
※The discount pass cannot be used for fares to Ryuokyo Station. An additional 190 yen fare will apply.
Small Onsen town, yet, Yunishigawa Onsen is well known for the place that has many great legends and myths related to Taira clan (a.k.a., the Heike clan).
Yunishigawa Onsen area has been developed with the fugitive Heike Clan since 1185. The Heike Clan battled against the Genji Clan for establishing political superiority in Japan, yet, was defeated in 1185 (very known as The Battle of Dan-no-ura).
After the battle ended, many fleeing Heike warriors with their families fled into hiding in remote regions of Japan, and Yunishigawa was the one where Taira refugee found a spot to hide and built a new way of life with great Yunishigawa Onsen.
It is located 1 hour ride deeper into the mountains from Kinugawa Onsen on wheels.
For passing down traditional the Heike clan’s culture including lifestyle and history, exact800 years later the Heike clan was defeated by the Genji clan, in 1985, the theme park, named “Heike no Sato ( Village of the Heike clan)” was constructed.
* All travel times (by bus or walking) are approximate. Your travel time may vary depending on traffic conditions or other factors.
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