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Hoshifuru Gakko Kumanoki

This small rural elementary school is a place where people can experience life in the countryside. Originally opening in 1874, it was a place of learning for countless children for 124 years until it closed.

The wooden schoolhouses, which are preserved just as they were, are still used today. Visitors can stay overnight at the school and cook their own meals in its outdoor cooking area or its classrooms.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 802 Kumanoki, Shioyamachi, Shioya-gun, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-45-0061
Website https://www.shioya-kumanoki.com/
Business Hours 9:00-18:00
Days Closed for Business New Year's Holiday, other Irregular holidays available
Price Adults 1 night 2 meals 5,910yenElementary and Junior High School Students 5,350yenChild (over 3 years old) 4,280yen
Map Code 315 461 628*30

Nasu Area

The Nasu area, in the northeastern part of the prefecture, is famous for the imperial villa located there, and is one of Japan’s premier resort areas with its expansive highlands. The climate has allowed the development of a thriving dairy industry, and while there, you can visit a dairy farm that is open to tourists and offers delicious sweets made from milk, such as soft-serve ice cream and cheesecake. There are also many family-friendly facilities like Safari Park, amusement parks, and hot spring facilities like Shiobara Onsen.