Situated in the northernmost region of Tochigi prefecture and only 180km from metropolitan Tokyo, Nasu has always been at the heart of cultural transmission in Japan. With traces of human existence from prehistoric days, numerous historic landmarks and ruins are found in the region. The town itself is surrounded by the Nasu mountain range, with the still-active Mt. Chausu-dake (1,915m) as its highest peak. Nasu’s hot springs have drawn visitors for nearly 1,400 years. Everyone from the Imperial family to literary giants have been known to spend their summers here. And in winter? It’s a skier’s paradise, of course!
April 30, 2016