Thursday, December 1, 2016

# Travel ♪ Nasu Love Story! A hot spring trip for lovers!! Mixed hot spring and other sightseeing spots in Nasu


 ~ Nasu Love Story ~
A hot spring trip for lovers
Mixed hot spring and other sightseeing spots in Nasu


Looking for romantic places to go with your special ones? Already visited Tokyo for many times? How about getting away from city areas and travel to Nasu! There are nice spots for couples to visit too!!



Nasu is just around 180 km away from Tokyo. How about giving yourself a different trip like travelling to Nasu where you can enjoy healing hot springs and fresh air!

Amazing things about Nasu


01. Beautiful Nature

Nasu is located in Tochigi Prefecture which is in the north part of Tokyo. Nasu is surrounded by green nature in spring and summer, autumn leaves in autumn and snow in winter! It is a nice destination no matter which seasons you visit.


02. A hot spring that has 1380 years history


Hot springs in Nasu are famous in Japan. Many Japanese come here for the hot springs too. So how can you miss that?


03. Unique Experience

In Nasu, you can have different kinds of craft experience, like making dried flowers, pottery, silverware, jewelry with natural stones etc. You can also have a close contact with animals!

From Tokyo to Nasu


By shinkansen, it takes about 1 hours from JR Tokyo Station to JR Nasushiobara Station. (Fare: 5,390 yen one way)

JR Tokyo Wide Pass
(Information from homepage)


The JR TOKYO Wide Pass is a discounted pass for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area. Valid for three days, the pass is good for unlimited rides using reserved seats on ordinary cars on Shinkansen, limited express and other trains in the valid use area. The JR TOKYO Wide Pass makes it easy to visit popular tourist destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Izu and Karuizawa, GALA Yuzawa.

Prices: 10,000 yen (Adults, 12 and older), 5,000 yen (Children, 6 to 11)
Valid: 3 consecutive days
Homepage: https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/#category01

Transportation in Nasu


Once you arrived in JR Nasushiobara Station, you can find the bus terminals where hotel shuttle buses are parked. (Left)

Since there is no local trains in Nasu, we recommend you to rent you own car to travel in Nasu. Big car rental shops like NISSAN Rent-a-Car is located right in front of the station too.

If you prefer to have a more comfortable and do not mind to pay a bit more, then you can hire your own taxi to tour around Nasu. Check out our earlier sharing here:

# Travel ♪ A getaway from Tokyo! A day trip to Nasu with Hiromaru's LIMOTAXI service!!


Great sightseeing spots for couples!
1. Nasu Yuzen Jinja (Nasu Hot Spring Temple)
2. Sessho-seki (The Killing Stone)
3. Bakery & Cafe PENNY LANE
4. Mt. Nasudake
5. Kita Onsen
01. Nasu Yuzen Jinja (Nasu Hot Spring Temple)


Let's make some love wishes at this famous temple!


Nasu Yuzen Jinja
Address: 182 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu, Tochigi
Tel.: 0287-76-2306
Map: Google Map

02. Sessho-seki (The Killing Stone)


Just from the name of this place, you can tell it is a very special place to visit. Actually it is one of the must-visit sightseeing spots in Nasu.


Legend of the Mysterious Killing Stone

It was said a long time ago, there was poisonous gas leakage in this area, and many people and animals were killed. That's why it was called the Killing Stone. Don't worry, it's totally safe to visit this famous spot now!


For those who follow our blog must have seen the story of the Killing Stone in our earlier blog. It was said that the village was haunted by a spirit of a nine-tailed fox, until a Buddhist priest came and performed certain spiritual rituals. He turned the spirit into the Killing Stone and built 1000 Buddhist monk statues to bring back peace to the village.


Sessho-seki (The Killing Stone)
Address: 182 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu, Tochigi
Tel.: 0287-72-6918

03. Bakery & Cafe PENNY LANE


A cafe in the woods where you can feel the nature while having a cup of coffee.

You can find the Abbey Road in Nasu at the entrance of PENNY LANE. Take you own Beatles album cover here!


Bread are baked and made every day

They make more than 60 different kinds of bread every day. So you need to come here a few times to try them all! By the way, don't miss their bread bowl!


Cheese Gratin and Cheese Fondue

If you come to visit PENNY LANE, you cannot miss their most popular dish, Cheese Gratin and Cheese Fondue! Just from looking at the pictures, you can imagine how good it is!

Bread Gratin: 1,200 yen plus tax
Cheese Fondue: 1,200 yen plus tax

PENNY LANE
Address: 656-2, Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi prefecture
Tel.: 0287-76-1960
Hours: 8:00 to 18:00 (Bakery & Cafe)
Hours: 8:00 to 21:00 (L.O 20:00) (Restaurant)
Homepage (Japanese): http://pennylane.company/
Google Map

04. Mt. Nasudake


A famous active volcano in Kanto area!

You can see the red colored leaves on the mountain. What a beautiful scenery!


There is an easier way to climb up Mt. Nasudake. You can take the cable car and get to the top of this famous active volcano!

The cable car is spacious and the window are huge!! Just feel free to look around during the cable ride. Enjoy the 360-degree view of Nasu Kogen!


Actually the Nasu ropeway can only take you to a spot near the top of the mountain. From the station to the summit, you still need to take a 40-50 minutes walk!

Nasu Ropeway (那須ロープウェイ)
Address: 215 Mt. Nasudake, Ooaza Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
Tel.: 0287-76-2449
Period in operation: 20 March to 30 November for 2016
Hours: 8:30-16:30
Winter: 09:00-16:06 (16-30 Nov 2016, Sat, Sun and Holiday 08:30-16:30)
Summer: 08:00-16:30 (Sat, Sun and Holiday from 07:30)
*In case of bad weather such as strong wind or lighting, the operation may stop.
Fares:
Round trip: 1,300 yen (Junior high school students and above), 650 yen (3 years old to elementary school students)
One way: 750 yen (Junior high school students and above), 380 yen (3 years old to elementary school students)
Homepage (Japanese): http://toya108.jp/nrw/
Google Map

05. Kita Onsen


This famous traditional hot spring was found 160 years ago, and it is located in a remote part of the mountain!

Once you step into the building, the interior looks just like an old drama set. That's because this building was built in Edo period. After all these years, it is still being used by the Japanese!


Even the Japanese movie, Thermae Romae, was shot in Kita Onsen!!


At Kita Onsen, you can experience the old style of Japanese hot spring where men and women can share the hot spring together.

Kita Onsen (北温泉)
Address: 151 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
Tel.: 81-0287-76-2008
Room Rates:
Showa Period Building, Ume (梅):
9,700 yen for adults, 5,800 yen (7-12 years old), 4,800 yen (4-6 years old)
Meiji Period Building, Take (竹):
8,700 yen for adults, 5,800 yen (7-12 years old), 4,800 yen (4-6 years old)
Edo Period Building,Matsu (松):
7,700 yen for adults, 5,800 yen (7-12 years old), 4,800 yen (4-6 years old)
Hot Spring Only: 700 yen

Accommodation - HOTEL SUNVALLEY NASU


This time, we will be staying at the Owl Forest Cabin in the woods. Look how cute the room is decorated! We highly recommended the Owl Forest Cabin for families and couples.


How come there are so many owls decoration in this area? Some people say that the hotel wants to bring good fortune to their guests while some people say that the owner of the hotel likes owls a lot! No matter what the reason is, it is a great design, right?

A cabin can accommodate up to 3 people.

Price: 12,000 to 15,000 yen per person per night (dinner and breakfast included)

Hotel Sunvalley Nasu
Address: 203 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi, 325-0392
Nasu reservation desk:
+81-287-76-3800 (9:00-20:00)
Tokyo reservation desk:
+81-3-3388-3800 (9:00-18:00 except Sat, Sun and holidays)
Official page: http://www.nasu3800.co.jp/
Map: Google Map

Autumn makeup for the girls!


A perfect makeup for the autumn. Wear this brown color themed makeup and go to see the beautiful autumn leaves in Nasu. Isn't it just perfect?


Interested in learning more about the CANMAKE makeup tutorial of the brown color themed makeup? Check out here:

# Beauty ♪ Japanese Autumn and Winter Makeup Tutorial With CANMAKE Makeup!

Enjoy a different Japan in Nasu


If you are tired of the big cities like Tokyo and Osaka, how about giving yourself a different trip like travelling to suburb areas where you can enjoy healing hot springs and fresh air. Without the colorful neon lights and car noises, you can enjoy the nature and relax yourself in Nasu!

Other JAPANKURU's blog on Nasu:

# Travel ♪ A getaway from Tokyo! A day trip to Nasu with Hiromaru's LIMOTAXI service!!

# Accommodation ♪ A Getaway to Nature - Hotel Sunvalley Nasu

#Travel♪ Japanese Hot Springs: Sunvalley Nasu, Accommodations fit for a King

# Travel ♪ Going to Nasu with our Lovely Friends! -Prologe-


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