Tochigi Articles

The Best Times to Visit Tochigi

Photo Cred: Flickr user Hetarllen Mumriken 90380936@N02/13902604447/Flower Viewing in the Spring Tochigi prefecture is best known for its nature, which makes it obvious that any sort of flower viewing is going to be amazing. There is the Ashikaga Flower park

Tochigi Food Guide

Sano RamenSano ramen is what you would imagine the perfect example of ramen looks like. Sano ramen prides itself on its simple yet creative cooking process, as the noodles are beaten and aerated before being boiled. The noodles are chewy and have texture, whil

Tochigi Access Guide

Tochigi Prefecture is relatively close to the metropolitan area, which is one of the reasons why it is often chosen as the destination for elementary and middle school field trips. It only takes 2 hours from Shinjuku to get to Nikko, the number one tourist des

Tochigi 2-day-tour Itinerary

Tochigi is most famous for its natural beauty, and because of this it is a very popular getaway spot for those that live in the metropolitan area. Its proximity to Tokyo also makes it a great place for one-day excursions, as well as an overnight destination. T

First Time in Tochigi

Photo Cred: Flickr user Ankur P 28747587@N00/35643087966/Nikko Tosho-gu The Nikko Tosho-gu is the main shrine in the Nikko National Park, and is the official resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of the Edo era. It is considered a sacred place, a

Scenic view in Nikko - prepare to be impressed

The small town of Nikko,  located about an hour from Tokyo., by Shinkanen, is the home of  Nikko National Park. Without being rude, you can say that the city simply serves as an entrance to the national park, as most people come to the little station town to s

Check out the best illuminations in Japan - at a flower park!

Headed to Japan in the winter months? You might be a bit envious of folks that have experienced Japan during the beautiful cherry blossom season, or the changing leaves of fall -- and you might be wondering "well, what's going to be in bloom when I'm visiting?

1000 Samurai warriors in Nikko!

This coming weekend (October 16th and 17th), if you happen to be in Japan and the Kanto area, you have the opportunity to attend a large festival and celebration held at Toshogu shrine in Nikko. The Shuki Taisai Grand Autumn Festival is a smaller version of th

Tochigi Prefecture: Nikko's World Heritage Sites

Festive Period 2016-2848.jpg 394.76 KB When one talks about Nikko, it is easy to associate it to a very common impression that the area, situated in the northwestern rural area of Tochigi prefecture, as a fairly accessible day trip for anyone if you are aroun

Explore Japan: A Day in Tochigi Prefecture

The spires of Tokyo melt slowly into well-ordered suburbs, where the lawns morph into stretches of rice paddies bright green against the summer sky. The rocking train empties its riders onto a progression of quiet platforms, many unmanned. Up and out the door

Why Odigo? A Dinner Dilemma in Utsunomiya

Utsunomiya -- Photo by KuvMy trip to Tochigi Prefecture earlier this year was the first one I was assigned by Odigo. What I didn't mention when I wrote about it before was the dilemma I had looking for a dinner spot on my first night. I was a little nervous go

Odigo Trip: Two Winter Days in Tochigi

At Odigo our aim is to help visitors travel all over Japan, not just to the main hotspots. We want to help others explore and have great adventures. One way we create great curated information for travelers is to get out of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and other well-