Tochigi

About Tochigi

Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsunomiya, is famous for gyoza (fried dumplings) and the most per capita consumption of dumplings in Japan. Located one hour away from Tokyo, most Tokyoites prefer to get out of the city and relax in the natural beauty of Tochigi.

Places to visit in Tochigi

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Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine

This Shinto shrine is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko" and the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Ieyasu i

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Kegon Falls

The only outlet for Lake Chuzenji, which was formed by the natural damming of a river after Mount Nantai erupted, this waterfall has a 97-meter​ drop. A dozen o

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Shinkyo

This bridge is ranked as one of Japan's three finest bridges and stands at the entrance to the shrines and temples of Nikko.

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Edo Wonderland

Edo Wonderland is a theme park where you can experience a reproduction of an Edo period village.

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Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji is a large lake in Nikko and part of the Nikko National Park. The lake was formed by the eruption of Mount Nantai, which can be viewed to the Nort

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Ryuzu Waterfall

This waterfall flows over 210 meters of stair-casing volcanic rock, and splits into two separate waterfalls just before the drop. From May to June flowers calle

Recently Added Sights in Tochigi

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Kinugawa Grand Hotel Yumenotoki

Located only a short drives away from the famous Nikko tourist spot, the Kinugawa Grand Hotel Yumenotoki features some outstanding hot springs within a gorgeous

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Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art

This museum is devoted to the woodblock print and ukiyo-e artist Ando Hiroshige, also known under the name of Utagawa Hiroshige. The artwork on display was dona

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Kayabukiya Tavern

This Izakaya (Japanese bar) features two 'working' monkeys. The servers, Ya-chan and Fuku-chan, learned how to serve from their owner. Patrons of this bar highl

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Nikko Strawberry Park

At this farm, visitors can taste the strawberries for which Tochigi prefecture is especially famous. You get 30 minutes to pick and eat as many strawberries as

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Nikko Botanical Garden

Nikko Botanical Garden, owned by the University of Tokyo, is the oldest botanical garden in Japan.

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Karasawayama Castle Ruins

Karasawayama Castle was a yamashiro (mountain castle) built in 927. It was long considered an impregnable castle.

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The Best Times to Visit Tochigi

Photo Cred: Flickr user Hetarllen Mumriken 90380936@N02/13902604447/Flower Viewing in the Spring Tochigi prefecture is best known for its nature, which makes i

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Tochigi Food Guide

Sano RamenSano ramen is what you would imagine the perfect example of ramen looks like. Sano ramen prides itself on its simple yet creative cooking process, as

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Tochigi Access Guide

Tochigi Prefecture is relatively close to the metropolitan area, which is one of the reasons why it is often chosen as the destination for elementary and middle

Hotels in Tochigi

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Hotel Shirakawa Yunokura

Featuring free WiFi and a hot spring bath, Hotel Shirakawa Yunokura offers accommodation in Nikko, 10 km from Nikkō-kokuritsu-kōen. Free private parking is avai

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Monogusa no Yado Hanasenkyo

Situated in Nikko, 10 km from Nikkō-kokuritsu-kōen, Monogusa no Yado Hanasenkyo boasts a children's playground and views of the river. Free private parking is a

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Furuki

Furuki offers accommodation in Mashiko. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include a seating area for your conve

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Yama no Yado Shimofujiya

Yama no Yado Shimofujiya offers accommodation in Nasushiobara. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Certain units i

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Aizuya

Set in Nasushiobara, 7 km from Hunter Mountain Shiobara, Aizuya features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant

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Natsukashiya Fuwari

Boasting an open-air bath, Natsukashiya Fuwari is located a 7-minute drive away from JR Nikko Station. The property offers beautiful nature views of Nikko as we

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Nasu, Nasushibobara, & Nasukarasuyama

The Nasu area including Nasuhiobara, the area around Mount Nasudake, and Shiobara Onsen area is centered around an active volcano in the northernmost corner of

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Tochigi City

Formerly the capital of Tochigi prefecture, Tochigi city was a rich commercial center during the Edo period. The Uzuma river flows through the city and was a ma

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Oyama

Oyama is known as the "City of Good Luck" (Kaiun no machi) as the Suga Shrine, which is over 1,000 years old, is believed to bring good fortune and luck to thos

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Sano

This city is known for its Sano ramen, the soup is a light soy sauce and meat broth, but the real attraction are the noodles. Most shops feature a glassed-in ar

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Nikko

"Never say 'kekko' until you've seen Nikko," kekko meaning satisfied, magnificent or beautiful. Nikko is home to the Nikko National Park and home to the mausole

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Mooka

Mooka city produces over 9,000 tons of strawberries annually, but also has sizable exports of melons, pears, grapes and rice. Traditionally, Mooka was known for

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Ashikaga

The city was well known for its textile industry, but in recent years the focus has turned towards aluminium, metal machining and plastic engineering. Ashikaga

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Utsunomiya

The capital of Tochigi Prefecture, and better known as Japan's leader in gyoza (pan-fried dumplings) consumption, Utsunomiya boasts over 200 restaurants dedicat

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