Uenohara Park in Tochigi prefecture boasts vast scenery and an unbroken view of Itamuro Onsen (spa town).
The park can be reached via a flight of stone steps located within Itamuro Onsen Shrine, from the top of which a sweeping panorama of the pretty spa town below comes into view.
An expansive green area boasting a variety of species of trees, spring to autumn is the best time to enjoy a leisurely stroll throughout the park grounds.
During the autumn season the park scenery becomes enveloped in rusty red tones reminiscent of a Japanese ‘nishikie’ (coloured woodblock) painting, making it especially memorable at this time of year, though still a highly recommended sightseeing spot for all visitors to Itamuro Onsen, whatever the season.