Nasushiobara (那須塩原市 Nasushiobara-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 116,813 and a population density of 197 persons per km². Its total area is 592.74 km².
Nasushiobara City Hall
Location of Nasushiobara in Tochigi Prefecture
|• Total||592.74 km2 (228.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||197/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Yatsuo Tsutsuji (Rhododendron pentaphyllum var. nikoense)|
|Address||108-2, Kyōkonsha, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken 325-8501|
The modern city of Nasushiobara was established on January 1, 2005, from the merger of the former city of Kuroiso, and the towns of Nishinasuno and Shiobara (both previously constituent towns of the separate Nasu District).
Nasushiobara relies heavily on seasonal tourism to its hot spring and ski resorts. Agriculture is centered on dairy production. The city mascot, Miruhi, was created to represent the city's dairy production.
- JR East – Tōhoku Shinkansen
- JR East – Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line)
Nasushiobara serves as a gateway for tourism in northern Tochigi.