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.
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.
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.
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.
Why not taking a tour in Okunikko by enjoying the majestic nature such as Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall, Ryuzunotaki, etc.?
Period：Apr-Nov (subject to extension)
Bicycle Specification：Electric assist bicycle (paid service)
※Eligibility not applicable to the following
・If your height is less than 145 cm
・ A child less than 13 years of age must wear a helmet even though his/her height is 145 cm and over. Bring your own helmet
Introduced at the Nature System Exhibition Room is the nature in Okunikko by categorizing into each corner of landscape and its development, forests, waterfalls, lake and fish, and animal.
In addition independent corners are established respectively for “The marsh of Okunikko” registered under the Ramsar Convention and “Senjogahara” the representing marsh.
The history of Okunikko dates back to Saint Shodo’s climb to Mt. Nantai and founding of a temple on Mt. Nikko in Nara period.Introduced in the Humanity System Exhibition Room are the vestige of Saint Shodo and shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts) in Nikko.
It also focuses on introducing the history of the international summer resort which became prevalent after Meiji period as people used to describe as “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of foreign countries all relocate to Nikko in summer”
The nature know-it-all corner offers fun learning about the nature and Okunikko in the game format.
The multi-purpose room for a meeting, etc. “Mini Lecture” and “Mini Craft” are the popular sessions offered for groups! (reservation required)
・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”
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)
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)