The Kirifuri-kogen Highlands is a plateau with an elevation of about 1,200 meters on the slopes of Mt. Akanagisan. Its scenery and leisure facilities make it a popular destination.
Located at an elevation of about 1,200 meters on the slopes of Mt. Akanagisan, the Kirifuri-kogen Highlands is a plateau consisting of three areas: mountain, stream and forest. Visitors can enjoy rich nature here throughout the year, particularly the vivid azaleas in spring, the day lilies in summer and the changing colors of leaves in autumn. Between late June and mid-July, the Nikko kisuge (Nikko day lilies) come into full bloom, blanketing the entire field in yellow — a sight well worth seeing. At Kisuge-daira Park where the day lilies grow, there is a 1,445-step stairway from the car park to the observation deck for visitors to view the various flowers and panoramas. The area also offers restaurants, hot springs and accommodations. Kirifuri-Kogen is about 25 minutes from JR Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station by buses bound for Kirifuri-kogen or Ozasa Bokujo, and a short walk from Kirifuri-kogen bus stop.