Here are some events highlighting the summer in Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring. In particular, do not miss the "43rd Ryuou Festival", an annual event held at the end of July as a main summer event in Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring! The festival begins with dynamic Shinto ritual Ryuou drums at Goryuo-jinja Shrine in the Ryuou Valley. In Kinugawa Hot Spring, various portable "mikoshi" shrines including "Mando Mikoshi" are paraded around while a wide variety of events such as bingo are held in Kawaji Hot Spring.
Entering August, the "Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring Summer Festival" is held. Everyone enjoys dancing "Bon odori" in the spa town amidst the fireworks and nightscape of the spa town. There is also the "Kinugawa Hot Spring Fureaibashi Bridge Beer Garden" where you can enjoy beer on the bridge while cooling yourself off in the breeze from the river. Don't miss these events on your trip to Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring this summer!
* Kinugawa/Kawaji-onsen Tourist Association Tel: 0288-77-2052
* Changes may be made to the details and prices etc. displayed here. Please check before departing.
The summer in Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring is filled with many enjoyable activities! The hot spring resorts are great for enjoying the relaxing breeze from the river. Why not try out a water activity that can be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone from children to adults such as a leisurely canoe ride down the river or experiencing nature by canyoning?
InquiriesKinugawa River Boat Tour
Riding down the mountain stream along the beautiful valley of Kinugawa River, a blessing from the nature, is the most popular activity. Be sure to enjoy this famous Kinugawa tourist activity.
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Enter the crystal clear water of the melting mountain snow! With waterfall pools and water sliders, you cannot stop laughing and being impressed. This tour is so enjoyable even small children can participate.
InquiriesTochigi Kayak Center
Kayaks are highly stable, meaning that even first-timers can ride safely and easily. Enjoy a relaxing hot spring after canoeing.
In the slow wide river current area where the Kinugawa and Ojikagawa rivers merge, enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as seen from the river surface! Canoeing with a guide is safe and can be enjoyed by the entire family including children.
From children to adults, the entire family can enjoy this popular event which involves catching fish by hand and fishing, etc. Fish cooked in shio-yaki (grilled in salt) along the mountain stream beneath the mountains tastes especially good.
Kinugawa Hot Spring Obarasawa running through Kinugawa park
Mountain stream of the Ojikagawa River running through the Kawaji spa town
Tochigi Kayak Center
Rafting is an outdoor sport where you travel down Kinugawa River and its various rapids and slow eddies in a rubber boat. Equipment is available for rent and even beginners can enjoy this sport.
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There are many original Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring desserts! Starting with the hand made specialties of the Inn, try the refreshing ice cream and ice shaving made from local ingredients, etc. while strolling through the spa town.
Prices:500yenNikko Robatazuke Kinugawa Store
Prices:300yenNikko Hana Ichi Monme eat-in corner
Lobby in the Hotel Marukyoo
Time: Please contact the hotel in advance.
Prices:158yenConfectionary Castle Kinugawa
There are various flavors including strawberry and mango. Citrus using local Tochigi citrus is particularly recommended.
Sphinx area, etc. inside the Tobu World Square
(Admission until 16:00)
Closed:Open year round
Ice cream made from the sweet "Tochiotome" strawberry, the strawberry brand of Nishikata-town in Tochigi.
Closed: Rotating days off
Characterized by a soft and unique finish. This Asian dessert was born in Taiwan in the image of a heavenly maiden robe.
How about trying one of our complimentary hand-made desserts and tea for relaxing after your arrival. Enjoy our own carefully-made dessert after breakfast as well.
Prices:Free of charge (These services are only available for visitors staying in the accommodation)
Loquat jelly containing a whole loquat in refreshing citrus jelly and limited-edition summer lemon milk pudding using Tochigi's lemon milk .Dinner buffet in the Hotel Mikazuki