Enjoy irreplaceable interactions and rural cuisine at a rural inn Ohtawara, located in the northern part of Tochigi Prefecture, is a rice field that has played an important role as a granary since ancient times. Currently, it boasts the largest production of paddy rice in the Kanto region, and is also active in agricultural production of vegetables and fruits.

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Visit Otawara to experience and enjoy its unique cuisine.


Koteyasan Ryokuchi Park

From the top of Mt. Otei, which is 512.9 meters above sea level, you can see the rice fields of Nasunogahara and the green fields of Tochigi Yamizo wood. On clear days, you can also catch a glimpse of distant Mt. Tsukuba and Mt. Fuji.


Daiyuji Zazen Experience

This Zen temple has been around for over 600 years. Its cathedral has a thatched roof, which is rare in Japan, and has been designated as an important cultural property. Make time to experience zazen, which lets you step away from daily life and reflect to calm your mind and body.


Hikari no Cafe Hachisu

Enjoy a delicious lunch and freshly brewed coffee at a former primary school that has been renovated from a wooden schoolhouse.


Kurobane Onsen Goho Hot Springs

This hot spring shows a panoramic sight of five mountain peaks: Mt. Nasu, Mt. Osabi, Mt. Takahara, Mt. Onnamine, and Mt. Nantai. The clear and transparent spring water is alkaline and good for the skin. In addition, there is a store for selling farm products directly.


Farm Hotel

Enjoy the unique food and experience of Otawara by staying in renovated farmhouses and storehouses. You can relax and appreciate the local ingredients and beautiful nature.


Nakagawa Water Amusement Park

Aqua Park is a Japanese aquarium with unusual freshwater fish. Take part in interactive classes, events, water activities, shopping and other experiences.


Shimosamuraizuka Ancient Tombs

The 1600-year-old tomb, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the country, was declared a historical site by the government. The first time scholars did excavations here, it was on the orders of Tokugawa Mitsukuni.



While enjoying the magnificent scenery from the Nikko Mountains to Mt. Nasu, you can enjoy dishes prepared with local ingredients.


Tentaka Sake Brewery (Sake brewery tour/tasting experience)

Sake made in Otawara has won many international awards. The location's ideal climate, soil, and water contribute to the sake's quality. The brewery at Tentaka offers sake tours and tastings.


Michinoeki Nasuyoichinosato

We offer locally-sourced gelato, freshly-picked veggies, and souvenirs for sale. The Nasu Yoichi Folklore Museum located adjacent to us provides an opportunity to explore the local area's history.