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  • See & Do
  • Southern Area

Mt. Horai

This mountain was established as sacred ground some 1,200 years ago by Shodo, the Buddhist monk who was sad to found the Nikko Futarasan Shrine. Counted amongst the three sacred mountains of Japan, it has much in terms of wonderful seasonal nature to enjoy.

Many tourists visit to see the autumn foliage, which is particularly magnificent. The peak viewing -season is around mid-November each year.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Sakuharacho, Sano-shi, Tochigi
Telephone Number --
Map Code 489 344 874*36

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.

Seasons in Tochigi