About Tochigi
Region:Kanto
Island:Honshu
Capital:Utsunomiya
Population:2,007,683
Area:6408.09 sq. km

Although not too far from Tokyo, it would be a waste to limit Tochigi to just a day trip; spending a night or two is necessary in order to fully appreciate what the prefecture has to offer.

Tochigi’s most significant feature is the 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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Uo-Ei Restaurant in Ooya

A fortifying meal before the climb to a mountain temple

Zengan-ji Temple in Utsunomiya

A restful temple with a historical Buddha statue

Seigan-ji Temple in Utsunomiya

Take in the atmosphere of a peaceful Buddhist temple

Houzou-ji Temple in Utsunomiya

A small temple with a host of interesting features

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Kinugawa Onsen

A day trip to a quaint onsen town

Was it winter time when these photos were taken?

Zengan-ji Temple in Utsunomiya

A restful temple with a historical Buddha statue

Great photos, Peter!

Uo-Ei Restaurant in Ooya

A fortifying meal before the climb to a mountain temple

Looks great!

Flowers of Japan

Spring time flowers in Japan

Very Beautiful!