Things to do in Tochigi City, Vol. 2 -Experience an autumn festival that has been held biannually since 1874-
Get on the Tobu Railway at Asakusa in the Shitamachi area of Tokyo and you are around 70 minutes away from Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture. Also known as Little Edo, the city has preserved its old Japanese townscape and culture shaped by maritime transport. This year is for the biannual Tochigi Autumn Festival. Take this opportunity to see the gorgeously decorated and moving dashi floats. We pres
Outdoor Activity Trips to Enjoy in Nikko, in the Suburbs of Tokyo
Nikko, at roughly two hours from Tokyo, abounds with both the shrines and temples that are World Cultural Heritage Sites and other buildings rich with historical significance. Hot springs can be enjoyed year-round. In all respects, it is a booming tourist destination, popular among travelers.
Nikko also has a history as a holy site for Japan’s ancient mountain worship, and beyond the World Cult
Enjoying the Early Summer in a River Valley Sculpted by Nature. Recommended Water Activities in the Kinugawa Area.
Nikko and Kinugawa, areas surrounded by rich natural scenery, allow visitors not only to experience World Heritage Sites, but also to enjoy rafting, canyoning and other water activities beginning from the early summer onwards. The Kinugawa River is particularly famous for the dynamic beauty of its natural river valley, where, from early summer, various water activities give visitors the opportunit
Spring in Nikko: The Cherry Blossom Season Arrives 300-year-old Cherry Trees and Cherry Blossom Confectionary
Nikko, an ancient town full of historical sites including the World Heritage site of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, is just around two hours from Tokyo, and is one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations. In spring, famous cherry blossom trees bloom all over and some of them are even three centuries old. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular flower show simply by walking from the station. Bet
A DAY IN NIKKO by TOBU RAILWAY wins Grand Prix at North Kanto Inbound Awards
Utsunomiya, Japan – February 28th, 2018 A DAY IN NIKKO by TOBU RAILWAY announced today that it has been named Grand Prix Winner in The Most Attractive Tourism Video at the North Kanto Inbound Awards.
In its premier year, the North Kanto Inbound Awards aim to advance inbound tourism in the North Kanto region of Japan, which span Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki, and Saitama. The Awards recognize organiza
Experiencing the Joys of Spring in Japan. Four Popular Half-Day Flower Viewing Trips in Easy Reach of Tokyo
Viewing spectacular flower displays is a popular spring pastime in Japan, with blooms including cherry blossoms, moss pink, azaleas and wisteria. Many well-known flower parks can be easily reached using Tobu Railway on a half-day trip from Tokyo. We introduce four locations recommended for visitors from overseas.
The World's Most Beautiful Wisteria and a Carpet of Moss Pink
Introduction to the Charms of Nikko -Snowshoe, a Winter Activity-
Snowshoe is a highly-recommended winter activity in Nikko. Enjoy walking, running, or rolling on the snow with western-style Snowshoes with strong buoyancy. This is a fun activity for both children and adults, as you can enjoy more playing in fluffy snow. Rental of snowshoes and snowwears are also available at the facility you booked.
A special web page introducing especially recommended hot spring spots around Tokyo
The Tobu Railway Group opened a special web page to introduce especially recommended hot spring spots around Tokyo.Takaragawa Onsen, Nikko & Kinugawa Onsen are the best hot spring spots in Japan.They are only approx. 2 hours from Tokyo. Each onsen has exquisite open air baths surrounded by nature, and many sightseeing spots.We introduce hot spring and sightseeing spots recommended for this win
Become a Time Traveller in Tochigi City, Vol.1
Get on the Tobu Railway at Asakusa in the Shitamachi area of Tokyo and you are around 70 minutes away from Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture. Also known as Little Edo, the city has preserved its old Japanese townscape and culture shaped by maritime transport. Explore the town with Japanese sweets in hand and experience a relaxing time while enjoying Japanese history and culture. We present to you T
Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival
"Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival" is held between the end of January to the beginning of March every year and people play with snow at day time, light candles in a small snow igloo alongside the riverbed in the evening, and make a fantastic snow world. This is a photogenic event chosen as a night view scenery in Japan and will be held from January 27 (Sat) to March 4 (Sun) in 2018.
Enjoying a ‘Time Travel Gourmet’ Trip in the area around Tokyo
Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture, is a historic town home to the World Heritage site ‘The Shrines and Temples of Nikko’. Visitors can reach Tobu Nikko Station in around two hours from Asakusa in Tokyo and enjoy the local hot springs, natural scenery, entertainment options and great dining that have long made Nikko one of the leading tourist resorts in the Kanto Region. Of the various options for enjo
“TAX REFUND COUNTER” Opens at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN on Nov. 29, 2017, to Enhance Convenience of Foreign Tourists
TOBU RAILWAY CO., LTD., TOBU TOWER SKYTREE CO., LTD. and TOBU TOWN SOLAMACHI CO., LTD. are jointly promoting their “Shitamachi (traditional old town area with feudal Edo atmosphere) Wonderland” plan toward a new era as five years have passed since TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN was opened.
As part of the plan, “TAX REFUND COUNTER” was opened at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, to allow t
Introducing the Beauty of Takaragawa Onsen, Nikko, and Kinugawa Onsen
Only about two hours from Tokyo are the destinations of TakaragawaOnsen, Nikko, and Kinugawa Onsen, some of Japan’s leading hot spring resorts. Each respective resort is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, with great opportunities for outdoor hot spring bathing. We introduce the springs and other tourist attractions of these recommended winter destinations.
TakaragawaOnsen (Gunma P
INSPIRED BY ITS EUROPEAN DESIGN SENSIBILITY, AC HOTELS MAKES ITS BRAND ENTRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC WITH AC BY MARRIOTT TOKYO GINZA
Tokyo, Japan – October 12, 2017 - Marriott International announces today the signing of AC by Marriott Tokyo Ginza. Located in Japan’s capital, the signing marks the entry of the creative, entrepreneurial AC Hotels by Marriott brand into Japan. The new build, stand-alone property is owned by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd, and operated by Tobu Hotel Management, and is scheduled to open in summer 2020.
Introducing Nikko Concierge in Tobu Nikko Station on Friday, November 10!
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshizumi Nezu) will cooperate with Tobu Station Service(head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ogata) to introduceNikko Concierge inTobu Nikko Station on the Nikko Line on Friday, November 10.
This service is intended to strengthen assistancefor foreign tourists inJapan. Similar to“Tobu Tourist Information Center Asak
At Zao, enjoy the “Juhyo,” an artwork of ice and snow, and Yukimi Onsen
Zao, Yamagata prefecture, is about three hours from Tokyo. There are many ways to enjoy the Japanese winter such as “Juhyo,” an artwork of ice and snow rarely observed in the world, activities, and onsen (hot spring). We would like to introduce the winter attractions of Zao, now that winter is approaching in Japan.
One of the largest ski resorts in Japan, and mystical Juhyo appear in th
Tobu Railway Opens TOBU Tourist Information Center IKEBUKURO at Ikebukuro Station
At TOBU Tourist Information Center IKEBUKURO, staff members offer information in English and Chinese on sightseeing in Ikebukuro and tourist spots on the outskirts of Tokyo. Special train tickets are also sold at a discount rate, which enable foreign visitors to travel to Kawagoe, a popular tourist destination 30 minutes away from Ikebukuro by rail.
Tobu Railway asks foreign visitors to be sure
TOBU Railway Introduces Multilingual Telephone Interpretation Service in Nine Languages!
TOBU Railway announces the introduction of a multilingual telephone interpretation service at stations along TOBU lines and other TOBU managed facilities.
Staff members can use an interpreter (telephone operator) to provide services to foreign customers of TOBU lines and other TOBU managed facilities that require assistance in a language other than Japanese.
The service will be available at
Nature-rich tourist destination, about two hours from Tokyo Nikko Kinugawa Onsen
Located about two hours from Tokyo along the TOBU Railway line is the Nikko / Kinugawa Onsen area, home to world cultural heritage “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” and famous as one of Kanto's leading hot spring resorts. This summer has seen the arrival of many attractions one after another, including the steam locomotive "Taiju" and the "Nantai" pleasure boat, taking guests on trips around nature f
Tobu Railway and BOJ strengthen product development targeting tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (Head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshizumi Nezu, hereinafter, Tobu Railway) and BOJ Inc. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Takahiro Noguchi, hereinafter, BEAUTY OF JAPAN) have concluded a capital and business alliance agreement for strengthening the planning and sales of tours, which utilize sightseeing resources along the Tobu Line, targeting inbound touris