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Nikko

Nikko

Welcome to Nikko! Nikko, located in the northwest corner of Tochigi Prefecture, is known for its picturesque beauty, and was ...

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Utsunomiya

Utsunomiya

Utsunomiya, city of festivals, gyoza, cocktails, ohya stone, blossoms and romance is best experienced on foot or by bicycle. ...

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Ōya

Ōya

Ōya is one of the most scenic villages I have visited during a decade of living in Japan. The town is surrounded by man-made ...

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Ashikaga

Ashikaga

Ashikaga is a small city nestled in the mountains of southern Tochigi prefecture, roughly 70 km from Tokyo. The gentle heart ...

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Nasu-Shiobara

Nasu-Shiobara

Nasu-Shiobara surrounds the Mount Nasudake region in northern Tochigi, an active volcano which is part of the Nikko National ...

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Nasu

Nasu

Nasu is a town in Japan’s Kantō region, northeast of Tokyo. It sits at the foot of Mount Nasu, a group of volcanoes in the Ni...

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Masterpieces of Bamboo Art

Masterpieces of Bamboo Art

Kim

Katsujo Soho and Fujinuma Noboru are Living National Treasures in the bamboo craft realm, and they both live in Tochigi Prefe...

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Nanga's History in Tochigi

Nanga's History in Tochigi

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art looks into the trends and history of nanga through...

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Where to eat in Tochigi

Places to stay in Tochigi

Nasu Onsen Sanraku Hotel

Nasu Onsen Sanraku Hotel

Terrie Lloyd

Japan's rich and famous head to the cooler highland areas in the summer, and one of the best known is Nasu Kogen. Even the im...

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Fukufuji Minshuku

Fukufuji Minshuku

Brittany Rock

Tucked away in Nikko’s Kuriyama region is a small Minshuku village surrounded by mountains, rivers and small farms. This is a...

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Nasunogahara Park

Nasunogahara Park

Lynda Hogan

Nasunogahara is a huge park with dozens of things to do and see. There is even a particularly nice campsite in the park. Ide...

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The Bandai Museum

The Bandai Museum

Linka Wade

The Bandai Museum in Mibu, Tochigi is a wonderland of toys - from Gundam to Sailor Moon to Pre-War era playthings.

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About Tochigi

Tochigi
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Utsunomiya
Population 2,007,683
Area 6408.09 sq. km

Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県, Tochigi-ken) is home to Nikko Toshogu. Dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, it is surrounded by other noteworthy shrines and temples, and the whole district has been designated a World Heritage Site. Also located in the Nikko area are Kegon Falls, Kinugawa Onsen, and Edo Wonderland, a theme park where visitors can experience what life was like during the Edo Period.

The Nasu area is also known for its hot springs, and is a great resort spot during the summer and winter. Sano is famous for its ramen and the capital Utsunomiya for its gyoza dumplings, while nature lovers will want to visit Lake Chuzenji.

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