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.

Things to Do in Tochigi

Cities in Tochigi
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Kinugawa Onsen

A day trip to a quaint onsen town

Joukyou-ji Temple in Utsunomiya

A peaceful temple with some unusual statues

Former British Villa in Oku-Nikko

Enjoy the fusion of British and Japanese cultures

Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination

The best illumination park in all of Japan

Community discussion

Dragon Art Kousyuuya

Personalized dragon art makes the ultimate souvenir

This video is old, but I just found it showing the amazing artist. The dragon master lives!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuyszrHmrmE

Kinugawa Park Hotels Onsen

Variety of traditional baths and outstanding service

Will consider this hotel in my next visit to Nikko.

Hotel Kagetsu, Tochigi

Riverside hotel in Kurobane

Looks lovely!

Satinoyu Onsen, Nasushiobara

Waterfall onsen

Nice! looks unique