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An Onsen Town with Fantastic Winter Views (2-Day Trip)

Not far from Kinugawa onsen lies the tranquil Yunishikawa onsen, a place known for great food and outdoor baths.


Day 1

Asakusa Station

  1. ↓ Tobu Limited Express Kinu
  2. Kinugawa Onsen Station
  3. ↓ Tobu Kinugawa Line / Yagan Railway
  4. Yunishigawa Onsen Station
  5. ↓ On Foot

Michi-no-Eki Yunishikawa


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.
  1. ↓ By Bus
  2. Yunishikawa Onsen
  3. ↓ On Foot

Yunishikawa-onsen KAMAKURA Snow House Festival

  • Time Required: 2 hours

Enjoy fantastic evenings in this illuminated snow-filled Onsen town.

This feature festival of Yunishikawa Onsen is held from late January to early March every year. Hundreds of small snow houses (mini-kamakura) are built and lighted up by candle lights. During the day enjoy sleighing or a barbeque in the snow house (by appointment only). This illuminated snow-filled town is simply mesmerising.

  1. ↓ On Foot

Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

  • Time Required: Stay one night in Yunishikawa Onsen

You can find accommodations on the websites below.

Day 2

  1. ↓ By Bus
  2. Kinugawa Onsen Station
  3. ↓ Tobu Kinugawa Line
  4. Shimo-Imaichi Station
  5. ↓ On Foot

Michi-no-Eki Nikko Kaido Nikoniko Honjin


A hub for tourism welcoming visitors to the World Heritage city of Nikko

The roadside station “Michi-no-Eki Nikko Kaido Nikoniko Honjin” held a grand opening to the public on 27 April 2015. It is located at the junction of three highways known as the Nikko Cedar Avenue (Nikko-Kaido, Aizunishi-Kaido and Reiheishi-Kaido), in the city centre of Nikko. The roadside station is a hub for tourism and transportation that leads visitors to sights such as the UNESCO World Heritage “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” and one of Japan’s most popular hot spring towns, “Kinugawa and Kawaji Onsen”. 

Nikko’s official “Michi-no-Eki” is home to a commemorative museum to the famous local composer Toru Funamura as well as restaurants and shops offering original local products, locally produced vegetable and fruits. A wide range of events take place in the performance hall and open space throughout the year.
  1. ↓ On Foot

Local Sake and visiting Sake brewery

  • Time Required: 2 hours

A product of Tochigi’s clear water and great nature

Water is an important ingredient making up 80 per cent of Sake. Tochigi has abundant clear spring water perfect for Sake, thanks to the range of mountains in the north and its one and only fresh stream near Tokyo. Skilled brewers produce a range of Sakes with unique flavours in various parts of Tochigi. Sake tasting and a tours of the production process are available at these breweries. You can also purchase Sake, cups for Sake and cosmetics and sweets made with Sake.

  1. ↓ On Foot
  2. Shimo-Imaichi Station
  3. ↓ Tobu Limited Express Kinu

Asakusa Station

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