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  • Southern Area

Mt. Ohira

A small, 341-meter-high mountain. During the cherry blossom viewing season in spring, tea ceremony events are held here. On clear days, visitors to the top of the mountain can see all the way to Tokyo Skytree and the skyscrapers of Shinjuku.

When fog covers the lowlands, the surrounding mountains peak above the mist like islands, leading to the area’s nickname as the “”Matsushima of the land,”” an allusion to a city famous for its many islands.

There’s also a stone monument on the mountain dedicated to Yuzo Yamamoto’s novel, “A Stone by the Roadside.””

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Basic Information

Address Hiraicho, Tochigishi, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0282-22-0227
Map Code 64 713 366*34

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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