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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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Upcoming Tochigi Events

Nasunogahara Summer Pools

Nasunogahara Summer Pools

Lynda Hogan

Nasunogahara is a sprawling park with dozens of things to do for families. In the summer, for six weeks only, they open their...

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Where to eat in Tochigi

Soba at Ishiyama

Soba at Ishiyama

Tom Roseveare

Nestled deep in the mountains of south-west Tochigi and just minutes from Izurusan Mangan-ji Temple is this hidden gem of a t...

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Places to stay in Tochigi

Nikko’s Kanaya Hotel

Nikko’s Kanaya Hotel

Tomoko Kamishima

Nikko Kanaya Hotel commands the best location for access to Nikko’s World Heritage Site. You can enjoy every bit of Nikko’s c...

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Latest Tochigi Reports

Nikko National Park

Nikko National Park

Ignatius Koh

Nikko National Park is an important historic and cultural locale in Tochigi Prefecture, and it is this character which is pla...

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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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