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Michi-no-Eki Yunishikawa

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A roadside station in incredible natural surroundings welcoming visitors to the historical Yunishikawa OnsenAccessible by public transport and offering natural hot spring and foot bathing for day visitors

Michi-no-Eki Yunishikawa is a roadside station located in the north of Nikko, about 300 metres from the former Aizu-nishi highway (Route 121). It offers natural hot springs and a stone sauna, and local delicacies such as smoked salamander, strawberry buns and Bandai-mochi rice cake (not available in winter). The cafeteria serves uniquely dam-shaped rice and curry as well as locally produced soba noodles. Look out for Kurippa here, a local mascot based on a folk tale of the mythological creature Kappa. Accommodation can be arranged at the information desk. The car park has rapid charging points for electric vehicles. Located 600 metres above sea level, the location offers fine views of the natural surroundings. Enjoy the seasonal beauty of verdant greens, autumn leaves and snowy winter scenes.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 478-1, Nishikawa, Nikko city, Tochigi prefecture
Telephone Number 0288-78-1222
Website http://www.michinoeki-yunishigawa.jp/englishguide/
Business Hours Shops 9:00 - 17:00Restaurants 10:30 - 15:00Onsen 9:30 - 21:00*Closed every 3rd TuesdayInformation dest 9:00 - 5:00
Days Closed for Business There are occasional closures for maintenance.
Map Code 716 052 205*18

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

Seasons in Tochigi