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A day trip to Nasu with Hiromaru's LIMOTAXI service!!


Autumn Leaves in Nasu

Not far from Tokyo, you can find a famous sightseeing spot NASU which is popular for the autumn leaves in November!!

If you are tired of the big cities like Tokyo and Osaka, how about giving yourself a different trip like travelling to suburb areas where you can enjoy healing hot springs and fresh air.

Recommended Day Trip Course in Nasu
PENNY LANE -> Nasu Ropeway -> Kita Onsen (Hot Spring) -> Sessho-seki (Killing Stone) -> Cheese Garden

LIMOTAXI of Hinomaru Limousine - Professional Taxi Company for Foreign Tourists

Hinomaru Limousine operates taxi service, airport pick-up service, and sightseeing tour courses in Japan!  It is one of the leading taxi companies in Japan, and it focuses providing services to foreign visitors.

Although there are many different ways that you can get to your destination, sometimes you may want to have your own private moment with your friends or family while travelling. Today we will introduce you one of this comfortable and special way of travelling - "Taxi Tour" provided by Hinomaru Limousine.

This time we will travel with Toyota Alphard which is a full-size luxury MPV (minivan). Even equipped with 7 seats inside this vehicle, you can still find lots of space inside. Just sit back and relax in the car!

Moreover, you can just simply ask the LIMOTAXI to come and pick you up at the hotel that you stay in.


Bakery & Cafe in the Forest - PENNY LANE

  • A cafe in the woods where you can feel the nature while having a cup of coffee. In spring and summer, outdoor terraces are popular among visitor! Even other Japanese cafe owners also come here to visit!
  • Any Beatles fan here? You have to take a picture in front of PENNY LANE! You can find the Abbey Road in Nasu at the entrance of PENNY LANE. Take you own Beatles album cover here!

Whether you are a fan of Beatles or not...

Once you get inside the cafe, Beatles' songs will get into your ears! You can find many other Beatles decoration, photos and other collections inside the cafe. It is very interesting for everyone indeed!

Bread are baked and made every day

They make more than 60 different kinds of bread every day. So you need to come here a few times to try them all! By the way, don't miss their bread bowl!
Enjoy a brunch in the nature. You can hear birds singing for you too! How relaxing is that!

If you come to visit PENNY LANE, you cannot miss their most popular dish, Cheese Gratin and Cheese Fondue! Just from looking at the pictures, you can imagine how good it is!

Bread Gratin: 1,200 yen plus tax
Cheese Fondue: 1,200 yen plus tax

Address: 656-2, Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi prefecture
Tel.: 0287-76-1960
Hours: 8:00 to 18:00 (Bakery & Cafe)
Hours: 8:00 to 21:00 (L.O 20:00) (Restaurant)
Homepage (Japanese): http://pennylane.company/


Nasu Ropeway

The cable car is spacious and the window are huge!! Just feel free to look around during the cable ride. Enjoy the 360-degree view of Nasu Kogen!
You can see the clouds and the red colored leaves on the mountain. What a beautiful scenery!

Actually the Nasu ropeway can only take you to a spot near the top of the mountain. From the station to the summit, you still need to take a 40-50 minutes walk! Worry about the long hiking trail? Please don't. Actually on the same day that we were hiking on the mountain, a group of elementary school students also walked together with us. If the children can do it, you can do it too!!

Nasu Ropeway
Address: 215 Mt. Nasudake, Ooaza Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
Tel.: 0287-76-2449
Period in operation: 20 March to 30 November for 2016
Hours: 8:30-16:30
Winter: 09:00-16:06 (16-30 Nov 2016, Sat, Sun and Holiday 08:30-16:30)
Summer: 08:00-16:30 (Sat, Sun and Holiday from 07:30)
*In case of bad weather such as strong wind or lighting, the operation may stop.
Round trip: 1,300 yen (Junior high school students and above), 650 yen (3 years old to elementary school students)
One way: 750 yen (Junior high school students and above), 380 yen (3 years old to elementary school students)
Homepage (Japanese): http://toya108.jp/nrw/

Kita Onsen

This famous traditional hot spring was found 160 years ago, and it is located in a remote part of the mountain!

Once you step into the building, the interior looks just like an old drama set. That's because this building was built in Edo period. After all these years, it is still being used by the Japanese!
Even the Japanese movie, Thermae Romae, was shot in Kita Onsen!!

At Kita Onsen, you can experience the old style of Japanese hot spring where men and women can share the hot spring together.

Kita Onsen
Address: 151 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
Tel.: 81-0287-76-2008
Room Rates:
Showa Period Building, Ume (梅):
9,700 yen for adults, 5,800 yen (7-12 years old), 4,800 yen (4-6 years old)
Meiji Period Building, Take (竹):
8,700 yen for adults, 5,800 yen (7-12 years old), 4,800 yen (4-6 years old)
Edo Period Building,Matsu (松):
7,700 yen for adults, 5,800 yen (7-12 years old), 4,800 yen (4-6 years old)
Hot Spring Only: 700 yen
Homepage: http://www.kitaonsen.com/mokujie.htm

Sessho-seki (Killing Stone)

Just from the name of this place, you can tell it is a very special place to visit. Actually it is one of the must-visit sightseeing spots in Nasu.

For those who follow our blog must have seen the story of the Killing Stone in our earlier blog. It was said that the village was haunted by a spirit of a nine-tailed fox, until a Buddhist priest came and performed certain spiritual rituals. He turned the spirit into the Killing Stone and built 1000 Buddhist monk statues to bring back peace to the village.

Sessho-seki (The Killing Stone)
Address: 182 Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu, Tochigi
Tel.: 0287-72-6918

The Cheese Garden

Before we go back to Tokyo, of course we need to get some souvenirs for our family and friends. You may have seen this cheese cake shop in "Solamachi" under Tokyo Skytree before. This time we are going to take you to their shop in Nasu!

Cheese Garden
Address: 2888 Kokugi, Takahisa, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
Hours: 09:00-18:00, (09:00-17:00 from 1 Dec 2016 to 28 Feb 2017)
Homepage (Japanese): http://cheesegarden.jp/
  • Best Selling Item No.1 - Cheese Cake
    This cheesecake is made by raw cheese and baked at the right temperature. That's why it is so rich in cheese flavor and with a soft texture! It is really popular among girls!

    Price: 1,280 yen (tax included)
  • Best Selling Item No.2 - Cheese Cookies
    This cheese cookie are made with almond powder and butter. It got a strong cheese taste and it can be stored in room temperature too.

    Price: 3,950 yen (tax included) (36 pieces)
  • Best Selling Item No.3 - Cream cheese cake
    It is a rare cheese cake made with the finest local cream cheese. The combination of French strawberry jam and sweet cheese on a crispy cookie gives you a new taste experience!

    Price: 1,860 yen (tax included)

Travel around Japan comfortably with HINOMARU's LIMOTAXI!

It is not that expensive to have this 5-stars service. So next time when you travel with your family, the LIMOTAXI service is highly recommended for you!

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