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Nasu (Tochigi pref.)

Nasu is Located at the northern edge of the Kanto area, the border between Tohoku and Kanto. It is 180km from Tokyo or 2 hours by car on the Tohoku highway or 70 minutes by Shinkansen (bullet train) to Nasushiobara station.

Nasu lies at the foot of the expansive Nasu mountain range, is home to the Imperial villa (Nasu Goyotei), and is one of the most famous onsen (hot spring) and resort areas in Japan. The main peak, Mt. Chaus, is idiosyncratic to the townsfolk and opens below to milk sheds and Satoyama, the classic Japanese rural landscape. The area also blends into the Yamizo mountain ranges.