Ogawa-kan Hall – Tochigi Prefectural Information Hall of Nasu Fudoki-no-Oka faces onto an archaeological site located in the northern part of Tochigi Prefecture. This area around the upper reaches of the Naka-gawa is endowed with lush forests and clear water. Many hamlets were built in this area around 4,000 years ago, the ruins of which are still found today. During the late 3rd to the mid-6th century in Japan, large mounds of earth, called kofun (a tumulus or burial mound) were built to bury people of status in the region. This region, among others in Tochigi Prefecture, was the first to build large burial mounds. Furthermore in the 8th century, a provincial administration office (known as a gunga) was also established to control the region. This Information Hall gives the visitor a good idea of the history of the Nasu area in those earlier times.
- 3789 Ogawa-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi
- Admission Fee
- 100 yen (regular fee)
- Mondays (except national holidays and the Prefectural Residents Day), the next day of each national holiday (except Saturdays and Sundays), New Year's holidays (Dec. 28-Jan. 4)'
- [Bus]JR Ujiie Stn./Bus/30-min. ride/Ogawa-shako-mae Stop/Taxi/5-min. ride