Nasu, a hot spring town nestled amidst the mountains, offers a variety of attractions for visitors. Admire the stunning Oshiraji Falls, indulge in a relaxing day at the hot springs, or hit the slopes at the nearby ski resort. Nasu promises a rejuvenating experience for all who visit.
The easiest way to get around in Nasu is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area.
Travelers looking to visit Nasu have several options for public transportation:
By Shinkansen (Bullet Train): The JR Tohoku Shinkansen connects Tokyo and Nasu-Shiobara stations with hourly trains. The journey takes about 75 minutes. From Nasu-Shiobara Station, travelers can take hourly JR buses to Shiobara Onsen (1 hour), or Kanto buses to Nasu Onsen, stopping at Nasu Yumoto (50 minutes)
By Local Train: the trip takes about three hours and requires a transfer at Utsunomiya Station. For Shiobara Onsen, travelers should get off at Nishi Nasuno Station and take hourly JR buses to the town (45 minutes). For Nasu Onsen, the transfer is at Kuroiso Station to take an hourly Kanto bus, with buses stopping at Nasu Yumoto (35 minutes) and most continuing to the Nasu Ropeway (1 hour)
By Highway Bus: highway buses operate from Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station to Nasu Onsen, taking about 3.5 hours.
Valid rail Passes:
We recommend staying here between two and three days.
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.
Edelweiss Ski Resort: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Nasu Onsen Family: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Hunter Mountain Shiobara: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Nasu Ropeway: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Rindo Lake Fireworks Festival
Date: August 10th until September 15th
Time: 19:30 - 19:50
Be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information.
The nearest and most convenient airport to Nasu, Japan is Fukushima Airport (FKS).
By car: approximately 35 minutes
By public transportation: approximately 1 hour and 23 minutes