Nikko Natural Science Museum

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Nikko Natural Science Museum, Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko Natural Science Museum


Nikko Natural Science Museum, Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko Nature Science Museum is located close by the Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji, performing a wide variety of activities including introducing its nature and history, providing nature information, hiking course guide, holding nature experience event, etc. as the the dispatch base of the local information.

In addition to the Nature System Exhibition Room and the Humanity System Exhibition Room, the museum provides the nature and the sightseeing information striving to entertain visitors to enjoy Okunikko with a peace of mind.

Facility Introduction

1st Floor

1st Floor

  • Shikisai Hall

    Shikisai Hall

    The beautiful 4 seasons of Okunikko is introduced on the large screen of 4 x 20 meters, with the powerful image of 4k HDTV and the volume filled with precense. Enjoy this fantastic experience as though you are standing on site and wrapped in the nature.
    The service is available in English Chinese, Koran and Thai.

  • Museum Shop

    Museum Shop

    Okunikko’s nature-unique souvenirs are sold here.
    Varieties of books and goods for your nature walk are available including the museum original illustrated reference books and guide map.

  • Okunikko Information Center

    Okunikko Information Center

    The guide facility of overall Okunikko with a full-time English speaking staff available.
    Feel free and use tablet for internet information search, introduction to Okunikko sightseeing spots with the graphic panel, etc.

2nd Floor

2nd Floor

  • Nature System Exhibition Room

    Nature System Exhibition Room

    This exhibition allows visitors to experience the magnificent nature of Oku-Nikko through immersive images using the latest digital technology.
    You can enjoy the water streams ,marshland and creatures of Oku-Nikko's nature on a large screen.

  • Humanity System Exhibition Room

    Humanity System Exhibition Room

    This film introduces the history of Oku-Nikko, starting from the Nara period (710-794).
    The film, which depicts the relationship between the British Minister Ernest Satow and Oku-Nikko, which became the start of an international summer resort with the construction of the British Embassy villa.
    It is an impressive time-slip depiction of the history of the summer resort up to the present day.

  • Know-it-all Corner

    Know-it-all Corner

    The nature know-it-all corner offers fun learning about the nature and Okunikko in the game format.

  • Lecture Room

    Lecture Room

    The multi-purpose room for a meeting, etc. “Mini Lecture” and “Mini Craft” are the popular sessions offered for groups! (reservation required)

Self-guide sheet

Here is the self-guide sheet of Nikko Natural Science museum. Please download and use it.

User’s Guide

Admission Fee
Adult (age 16 and above)
Individual Fare / 510yen
Group Fare / 410yen
Child (age 4-15)
Individual Fare / 260yen
Group Fare / 210yen
  • ◆Group discount is applicable to a group of 20 persons and over.
  • ◆In the case of a school group, teachers are to pay the same amount as students (child).
  • ◆Free admission for visitors presenting a physical disability record book, a nursing record book, a mental disability record book, etc. Also, free admission applies to a caregiver of an individual whose physical disability record book or nursing record book says, “Type 1” or a mental disability record book states “1st class”
    (1 caregiver per disabled person)
Operation Period
  • ◆Admission ends 30 minutes before the closing time.
Closed Days
Open throughout the period
(if it is a public holiday, it will be switched over as a latter event)
New Year’s holiday


By Train

・Take limited express Spacia/Liberty from Tobu Railway “Asakusa St.” and get off at “Tobu Nikko St.”

・Take JR Line/Tobu limited express directly from JR “Shinjuku St.” and get off at “Tobu Nikko St.”

・Take JR Nikko Line from Tohoku Shinkansen “Utsunomiya St.” and get off at “Nikko Station”

By Bus

Take Tobu Bus from JR Nikko Station bound for “Chuzenji Onsen/ Yumoto Onsen” via Tobu Nikko Station, get off at “Chuzenji Onsen”.1 min walk. (right next to the bus stop)

By Car

Takes approximately 50-min-drive from Tohoku Expressway to Nikko Utsunomiya Road from Utsunomiya IC, then take Irohazaka from Kiyotaki IC
※Please use Kegon Waterfall parkings 1 & 2.(paid service)