Of all the things one might reasonably expect to find in downtown Utsunomiya, urban heart of Tochigi Prefecture, an old world style cafe dedicated to all things Beatles has to be far down the list.
Religion is a cultural form of beliefs and practices to maintain a custom that started from the aged era. Japan, as well as the people, highly honors the ancient practices and culture. Japanese people are open to embracing other types of religions in the world. One of the oldest churches I have found was the Matsugamine Church in Utsunomiya City.
Every November, a small winery in the foothills of Ashikaga opens up its gates and its vineyards to thousands of visitors who come to celebrate the harvest by drinking, eating, and being merry on a beautiful hillside.
The Nasu District, in north-western Tochigi, promises one of the earliest views of kouyou in Japan, with the season starting in mid September and lasting about a month.
Beginning in the eighth century, miners realised that the stone found in Oya Town was light, easy to work, and retained heat well yet was fireproof. Thus, they began mining in earnest, giving the area around the town a distinctive look to its architecture.
Mashiko is a well-known yet relatively unexposed jewel in the wilds of Tochigi Prefecture. The town dates back to the nineteenth century and is famous for its earthenware folk pottery called Mashikoyaki. Located approximately 140 km northwest of Tokyo, it is an ideal day trip from the big city.
The Ashikaga Flower Park is one of the most famous parks of its kind in the world. It was selected by CNN as one of the top nine international dream destinations in 2014, and for good reason, as it has something remarkably alluring to offer for each of Japan’s four seasons.
The astounding beauty of Shiroyama Park and its simple access for travelers are two of many reasons for a visit. Located in Sano, home of Japan’s most famous Ramen, Shiroyama Park is literally connected to the south exit of Sano station. The park is a very popular spot to view the Cherry Blossoms, but you’ll find enjoyment here all year round.