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.
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
Lake Chuzenji is a large lake in Nikko and part of the Nikko National Park. The lake was formed by the eruption of Mount Nantai, which can be viewed to the North of the lake.
Located in the Yumoto hot-spring area, Yumoto Itaya offers indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths. A relaxing massage can be requested for an extra cost and guests can enjoy traditional multi-course meals for dinner.
Nikko Station Hotel Classic
Featuring an indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, 2 dining options and a terrace, Hotel Classic is located in front of JR Nikko Station. It offers cosy rooms with free WiFi access.
Toyoko Inn Tochigi Ashikaga-eki Kita-guchi
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, Toyoko Inn Tochigi is just a minute’s walk from JR Ashikaga Station. It offers free-use lobby computers and a printer.
Monogusa no Yado Hanasenkyo
Situated in Nikko, 10 km from Nikkō-kokuritsu-kōen, Monogusa no Yado Hanasenkyo boasts a children's playground and views of the river. Free private parking is available on site.
Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa
Boasting 4 hot spring baths, Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa is located next to Kinugawa River, just a 6-minute drive from Kinugawa Onsen Train Station. It features various entertainment facilities like karaoke, table tennis and billiards
Hotel Shikisai is a 35-minute drive from Tobu Nikko Station and JR Nikko station, and a shuttle to the station is provided once a day. It offers 2 public hot-spring baths, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi in all areas.
Boasting an open-air bath, Natsukashiya Fuwari is located a 7-minute drive away from JR Nikko Station. The property offers beautiful nature views of Nikko as well as a relaxing and nostalgic atmosphere.
The Best Times to Visit Tochigi
Photo Cred: Flickr user Hetarllen Mumriken [email protected]/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