Visitor Center Guide

  1. Nikko National Park
  2. Nikko Yumoto Visitor Center
  3. Visitor Center Guide

About Visitor Center

The facility located at Yumoto Onsen is the travelers' hub of the Oku Nikko area where we provide the information necessary for experiencing nature, such as plants, wild animals, and the hiking courses in the area. We also sponsor seasonal events such as nature observation sessions.

User Guide

Opening days and hours

  • April to November: Open every day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    (8:30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. in summer(7/1 - 8/31))
  • December and January: Closed on weekdays. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • February and March: Closed on Wednesdays. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission fee

Free of charge

Please note the followings upon visiting

Pets are not allowed to enter the facility (except for a guide dog, hearing dog, or service dog.) You are not allowed to eat, drink, or smoke inside the facility. Please take home all the rubbish. *For eating and drinking, please use the Park House (the adjacent visitors' building.)

Map around Visitor Center

Map around Visitor Center


By car

Enter Nikko Utsunomiya Road (limited highway) from the Utsunomiya Exit on the Tohoku Expressway and get off at the Kiyotaki Exit. Yumoto is about 40 minutes from the exit on National Route 120.

By train

Use a bus bound for Yumoto Onsen from Nikko Station on the JR Line or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Line. The amount of time required is about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

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