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Tochigi Prefecture

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Tochigi Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kantō region on the island of Honshu, Japan. The capital is the city of Utsunomiya.Nikkō, whose ancient Shintō shrines and Buddhist temples UNESCO has recognized by naming them a World Heritage Site, is in this prefecture.Other famous parts of Tochigi include a region called Nasu known for onsen and local sake and ski resorts. The Imperial Family has a villa in Nasu. is a major Shinkansen station.Prefectural overviewSituated among the inland prefectures of the northern part of the Kantō region, Tochigi is contiguous with Ibaraki, Gunma, Saitama, and Fukushima Prefectures.The climate of Tochigi may be classified as a humid temperate zone with broad variations in temperature. Winters are arid with dry winds, while summers are humid with frequent thunderstorms.The population of Tochigi as of November 2010 is approximately 2,005,096.Located in the center of the prefecture is the largest open plain in the Kantō region. Shirane (2,578 m), Nantai (2,484 m) and Nasudake (1,917 m) mountain are in the northern part of the area. Kinugawa, Nakagawa, and Watarase River originate in this region, which flow across the Kanto plain before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Tochigi is the 20th largest prefecture in Japan with a total area of 6,408 square km.
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Places to visit in Tochigi Prefecture

Popular things to do in Tochigi Prefecture

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Religious Site
Nikko Tosho-gu Nikko
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Waterfall
Kegon Falls Nikko
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Waterfall
Ryuzu Waterfall Nikko
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Bridge
Shinkyo Bridge Nikko
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Tochigi Prefecture

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Theme Park
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura Nikko
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Theme Park
Tobu World Square Nikko
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ranch
Minamigaoka Ranch Nasu-machi
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Factory Outlet
Nasu Garden Outlet Nasushiobara
3.2
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Tochigi Prefecture

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Historic Site
Nikko Futarasan jinja Nikko
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Taiyuimbyo Shrine Nikko
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Utsunoiya Futaarayama Jinja Shrine Utsunomiya
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Rinno-ji Temple Nikko
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Tochigi Prefecture

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Garden
Ashikaga Flower Park Ashikaga
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
Sanbonmatu Park Nikko
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Garden
Kohoen Park Kanuma
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Tochigi Wanpaku Park Mibu-machi
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Tochigi Prefecture

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Specialty Museum
Oya History Museum Utsunomiya
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Fujishiro Seiji Museum Nasu-machi
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Nasu Stained Glass Museum Nasu-machi
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Art Gallery
Moegi Honten Mashiko-machi
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Tochigi Prefecture

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Ski Area
Mt Jeans Nasu Nasu-machi
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Hunter Mt. Shiobara Nasushiobara
3.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Landmark
Nikko Station Nikko
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Water Body
Sainoko Lake Nikko
5.0
Duration: 1 hour