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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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Senbonmatsu Farm 8

Senbonmatsu Farm

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Senbonmatsu farm is the ideal place to combine a farm visit with leisure activities. The farm and ranch offer several hands o...

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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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