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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.Use our Japan sightseeing planner to plan your trip to Tochigi Prefecture and other destinations in Japan.
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Top Tochigi Prefecture tours
Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $135
Duration: 11 hours
1-Day Nikko & Ninja Tour:World Hertage of Nikko Toshogu and Edo Wonderland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $152
Duration: 12 hours
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Nikko BEST FOR: World heritage site, Religious Site, Waterfall Nasu-machi BEST FOR: Zoo, Specialty Museum, Geologic Formation Utsunomiya BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Religious Site, Monument Nasushiobara BEST FOR: Bridge, Factory Outlet, Waterfall Ashikaga BEST FOR: Garden, Religious Site, Historic Site
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