TochigiTochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsunomiya, is famous for gyoza (fried dumplings) and the most per capita consumption of dumplings in Japan. Located one hour away from Tokyo, most Tokyoites prefer to get out of the city and relax in the natural beauty of Tochigi.
Places to visit in Tochigi
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Coco Farm & Winery
Coco Farm & Winery is located in Tochigi prefecture. As well as the vineyards there is a cafe on site and a shop for you to buy their products.
Nikkosan Rinno-ji Temple
Rinno-ji is a Buddhist temple built in 766 and is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko", which was designated UNESCO World Heritage. It had strong ties with the Tokugawa family which ruled Japan for over 250 years during the Edo period. *Note: under reno
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa
This site is a historic park in Nikko consisting of gardens and an imperial villa that originally was the retreat for the Taisho emperor when he was the crown prince. The park is registered as an important cultural property as having the only imperial villa bu
Hotel Sealuck Pal Utsunomiya
Hotel Sealuck Pal Utsunomiya is located in Utsunomiya, 35 km from Nikko. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. You will find a kettle in the room.
Surrounded by lush nature, Hotel Ootaki features a garden and Japanese-style rooms with a private bathroom. It’s a 15-minute walk from Tobu Kinugawa Onsen Station.
Shiobara Onsen Hotel
Located a 4-minute walk from Myoun-ji Temple, Shiobara Onsen Hotel offers a spacious outdoor and indoor hot spring bath, Japanese-style rooms and free Wi-Fi at the lobby. It has a 24-hour reception, a souvenir shop and drinks vend
The completely non-smoking Narusawa Lodge is about 1.2 km from Nikko Train Station. It offers simple Japanese rooms with futon beds and free Wi-Fi.
Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa
Located in Nikko, Hotel Tokugawa is a traditional Japanese-style ryokan featuring a hot spring bath. It offers Japanese-style and Western rooms with free WiFi access, and provides free pick up service from Nikko Train Station.
Resort Hotel Laforet Nasu
Offering a hot spring bath and ski storage space, Resort Hotel Laforet Nasu is set in Nasu in the Tochigi Region, 5 km from Nasu Animal Kingdom. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site.
Spa Resort Livemax
Spa Resort Livemax features a large hot spring bath, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. It also offers 2 restaurants, beauty treatments and an amusement centre, as well as karaoke rooms. Free WiFi is available at the lobby.