- Utsunomiya — the prefectural capital, known for gyoza dumplings and jazz
- Ashikaga — contains the oldest school in Japan
- Kinugawa — hot spring boom town gone bust
- Mashiko — small town with a big pottery festival
- Nasushiobara — Shinkansen Station and gateway to Nasu and Shiobara tourist destinations.
- Nikko — UNESCO Heritage Site for its temples and national parks
- Oyama — a big place to change trains
- Sano — shopping, noodles and a temple that protects people in their unlucky years (yakudoshi)
Tochigi is a rural part of Japan with hot springs, mountains and plenty of hiking.
The temples of Nikko are undoubtedly the star attractions of Tochigi.
Nasu is a popular tourist destination. It features hot springs, restaurants, shopping, themed attraction and at the very top Mt. Nasu offers great walking. You can ski here in winter. The emperor has a house here that was recently opened to the public.
Those with spare energy can do hiking or skiing in the mountains. Those without can recharge in the numerous hot springs.
You can do horse riding. You can ride in a wide ground. Also you can feel beautiful scene and clean air.
Kanpyō （干瓢）is a well-known Tochigi product, made from a gourd called yūgao (夕顔, lit. "moon face"). The gourd is thinly sliced and dried, then reconstituted in water when used. The end product is a brown pickle-like substance, perhaps most often encountered as a filling in sushi rolls. Tochigi produces 90% of Japan's kanpyō and is also Japan's largest producer of strawberries.
Gyouza is one of famous foods in Utsunomiya,Tochigi. There are a lot of tasty Gyouza shops in Utsunomiya. You can enjoy not only yaki-gyouza but also age-gyouza ,sui-gyouza. Tochigi is the prefecture which consume Gyouza the most in Japan.
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