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Tochigi-city Watarase Hot-air Balloon Race

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The three-day hot-air balloon race is held close by the Watarase reservoir at the beginning of December.
You can see dozens of hot-air balloons rising up the sky. Feast your eyes on brightly-coloredballoons filled with heated air.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Fujioka, Fujioka-machi, Tohigi-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0282-62-0907
Website https://www.tochigi-kankou.or.jp/event/balloonrace
Date 2023/12/1(Fri.)〜3(Sun.)*Times/dates may be changed due to bad weather.
Venue Fujioka Watarase Sports Park
DIRECTIONS Approx.15 min. walk from Tobu-Nikko Line Fujioka Station
Map Code 64 319 335*18

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