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  • See & Do
  • Southern Area

Watarase-yusuichi Retarding Basin

  • Nature

A gallery of nature and an excellent habitat for various species.

This retarding basin with a 3,300ha of reed bed is one of the largest in Japan. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreation activities including water sports, cycling, fishing, fireworks show and sports events. The 11.5-kilometre trail by the Watarase River and forests is well worth walking. Watarase-yusuichi was recognised under the Ramsar Convention on July 3, 2012.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Fujioka, Fujioka-machi, Tohigi-city, Tochigi/Shimonamai, Oyama-city, Tochigi-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0282-62-1161
Website http://watarase.or.jp/
Price Free
Map Code 45 755 822*50

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Southern Area

This area boasts evocative historical buildings and townscapes, such as the Ashikaga School, known for being the oldest school in Japan, and Kura no Machi, a district where buildings from the mid-19th century, a time when the area prospered as a commercial district, still stand. At Ashikaga Flower Park, you can see 350 blooming wisteria flowers, flowing downward from above, creating a world of enchantment.

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