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Tochigi prefecture
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Tochigi prefecture

Tochigi prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. The capital is the city of Utsunomiya. Utsonomiya is famous for its many delicious "gyoza" specialist shops.

Nikko, whose ancient Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples UNESCO has recognized by naming them a World Heritage Site, is in this prefecture. Nikko is approximately one hour by train from Tokyo.

Other famous parts of Tochigi indclude a region called Nasu known for onsen and local sake and ski resorts. The Imperial family has a villa in Nasu. Nasu Shiobara is a major Shinkansen station.

Another onsen resort is at Kinugawa.

Tochigi prefecture (栃木県)

Tochigi prefectural symbol
CapitalUtsunomiya
Region:Kanto
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 20th
6,408.28 km²
0.2%
Population
 - Total (Jan 1, 2003)
 - Density
Ranked 20th
2,011,313
314/km²
Districts:7
Municipalities:49
:JP-09
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Yashio tsutsuji
(Rhododendron albrechtii)
Pref. Tree:Japanese horse chestnut
(Aesculus turbinata)
Pref. Bird:Blue-and-white flycatcher
(Cyanoptila cyanomelana)

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Economy
4 Demographics
5 Culture
6 Tourism
7 Prefectural symbols
8 Miscellaneous topics
9 External links

History

Geography

Cities

Districts

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links


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