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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?!"One of my favorite ways to inject a...more...
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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 with its sheets of wisterias blooming across the tree line, the plains of azalea that bloom across the hi...more...
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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, while the soup is a basic soy-based broth...more...
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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 destination in Tochigi, and even less fr...more...
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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 the Shunki Reitaisai – Grand Spring Fes...more...
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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. The most popular spot would be the Nik...more...
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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, and has over a dozen buildings each with its own elaborate carvings and gold leaf plating. The ...more...
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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 around Tokyo with free time to spare. What people do not know is that Nikko itse...more...
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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 at 5:00 to catch the first train to N...more...
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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-known areas, take a walk off the beat...more...