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Peaceful landscape of Tochigi attracts many tourists. It also has historical attractions like Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which is registered as World Heritage sights. Tochigi is a very comfortable prefecture to live in, because it has a good access to Tokyo down town area. In addition, Tochigi's strawberries are popular all over Japan !

Climate (temperature / precipitation)



Source:Japan Metrogical Agency

After the rainy season on early summer, it has hot days reaching beyond 30℃ in Tochigi prefecture. In winter, It snows much along mountain areas of northwest.

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Foods recommended by locals

Ayu-meshi(Sweetfish rice)

pic_dummy.pngIt is cooked with Ayu fish, which is caught from a clear stream in Tochigi prefecture, People in Tochigi eat it on special occasions, like festivals.

Utsunomiya Gyoza(Dumpling)

pic_dummy.png"Utsunomiya Gyoza (Japanese style Jiaozi)" is probably the most famous food in Tochigi. It uses a lot of vegetables. You can eat or purchase it at Gyoza restaurants, Chinese restaurants, or souvenir shops in Utsunomiya city.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals


pic_dummy.pngNeedless to say, Shrines and Temples of Nikko are the best tourist attractions in Tochgi !You can find many important cultural properties of Japan too. You can spend a relaxing time in the forest.
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pic_dummy.pngYou can find a lot of natural attractions in Ashikaga, such as Ashikaga Flower Park! You will feel refreshed by taking the fresh air. Furthermore, in Ashikaga, you can also visit historical sites like"Ashikaga school", which is the oldest school in Japan. You can learn a lot about Japanese history in Ashikaga.
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