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Shinichiro Nomura Destroys Two V15s and a V14 in One Day - Rock and Ice Magazine

... sent two 8Cs (V15) and an 8B+ (V14) in a single day on May 24. The climbs, Hydrangea (8C), Babel (8C) and UMA (8B+), are at Shiobara, in the Tochigi Prefecture of Japan. All three problems were put up by Japanese bouldering legend Daï Koyamada in ...

Tochigi: Yakuza beat man who wouldn't take his calls - The Tokyo Reporter (blog)

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefectural Police have arrested an organized crime member for assaulting a male acquaintance after he would not take his telephone calls, reports TV Asahi (May 24). In February, Tomokazu Kuramochi, a 52-year-old member of the ...

Asian skunk cabbages now at their peak in the Oze marshland - Asahi Shimbun

I feel healed by them,” said hiker Eiji Maruyama, 60, of Mibu, Tochigi Prefecture, who visits the Oze marshland every year. According to Yuitsu Sugihara, 66, an Oze nature guide, Asian skunk cabbages started to peak about 10 days earlier this year than ...

JET Programme Voices / I found myself in Japan's countryside - The Japan News

I first visited Japan 11 years ago on a sister city exchange program between West Covina, which is part of the Los Angeles sprawl, and Otawara, a small city in northern Tochigi Prefecture. In just 10 short days I fell in love with the country where my ...

Two 17-year-old girls found dead outside school building - Japan Today

Two 17-year-old girls were found dead outside their school building in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, on Friday, after they apparently jumped from the 7th floor. According to police, members of the baseball club of Ashikaga University Senior High School ...

Toy exhibition featuring plastic Gundam models opens in Shizuoka with an eye on drawing younger fans - The Japan Times

While viewing the new products on display, Koji Uchida, 50, who works for a toymaker in Tochigi Prefecture, said, “It's important to feel the quality and get an impression of real items (even) when you can get any bit of information now on the internet ...

Annual festival sees cows under the hammer for a cool ¥25 million - The Japan Times

Tochigi has raised two cows this year, Harumi and Yurie. Both were selected to participate in this year's Matsusaka Ushi Matsuri, where the finest kuroge breed cows from Mie Prefecture gather to be judged and then auctioned off to the highest bidder ...

Starbucks' new Japan Geography tumblers will take you on a trip around the country - Japan Today

Many overseas visitors may not be familiar with Tochigi Prefecture by name, but its mountains are where you'll find the town of Nikko and its gorgeous shrines, as well as the famous “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil” monkeys. More recently ...

Photo Journal: Huge hit? - The Mainichi

A huge "Pinky Duck" balloon is seen at the amusement facility Nasu Rindoh-ko Lake View in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, on April 29, 2018. The facility hopes the duck will become a popular photo spot for use on Instagram and other social media.

Nikko gets more Muslim-friendly with prayer rooms at station - Asahi Shimbun

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--A railway company has set up Muslim prayer rooms in one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. The rooms opened on April 1 at Tobu Railway Co.'s Tobu Nikko Station in hopes of attracting more Muslim travelers from ...

Iodine-131 (I-131) radiation testing of Japanese food no longer required - Food Safety News

Initially, Hong Kong prohibited imports of vegetables, fruits, and milk products from Japan's Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Chiba, and Gunma prefectures. Later imports could proceed, but only with certificates issued by Japan attesting that radiation ...

Kegon Falls to open the tap to draw crowds in Golden Week - Asahi Shimbun

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--Holidaymakers can get a rush from seeing an even more spectacular Kegon Falls here during the upcoming Golden Week national holidays, with 50 percent more water cascading over than unusual in the daytime. The prefectural ...

Police seek prosecution of 14-year-old for threatening Tokyo school over Armani uniforms - The Japan Times

Police have sent prosecutors papers on a 14-year-old boy for allegedly threatening a public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale Ginza district that introduced uniforms designed by high-end Italian brand Armani. The boy, who is in his third year at a ...

5 cm/s Featured Train Station Will Play Heartwrenching Theme - Anime News Network

The film features the real-life JR East Oyama train station in Tochigi prefecture. The story's protagonist Takaki Toono tries to go visit his love interest Akari after she moves away to Tochigi prefecture. He takes the train from the station but is ...

Diamond Route Japan series shows off all the beautiful reasons to travel outside of Tokyo - Japan Today

Diamond Route Japan is a tourism project that aims to introduce Tokyo's northern neighbors: Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Tochigi prefectures. The latest video installments in the series are nothing short of spectacular, with each of the five videos showing ...

Belgian Embassy villa to open to public for first time this June - Asahi Shimbun

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--The historic Belgian Embassy villa in the Oku-Nikko district will open to the public for the first time in June to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its construction. The special limited-time opening is part of the ...

Japanese government asks court to fine Nissan for uncertified vehicle checks - The Japan Times

The ministry believes uncertified staff at a Nissan factory in Tochigi Prefecture carried out 107 final checks even after receiving the business improvement order, meaning the fine could reach ¥32.1 million. The Yokohama District Court will decide ...

Japan government urges fine for Nissan over vehicle checks - Nikkei Asian Review

As the ministry believes uncertified Nissan staff at a factory in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, carried out 107 final checks even after receiving the business improvement order, the fine could reach 32.1 million yen. The Yokohama District Court ...

Special-needs student punished and shamed over flatulence, Tochigi school discloses - The Japan Times

“I will fart in the restroom during recess,” the student at the special-needs school in Tochigi Prefecture wrote. The student was told to write the essay in June last year. The school declined to disclose the name, sex and other personal details of ...

Student told to write essay promising not to fart - The Mainichi

"I will fart in the restroom during recess," wrote the student in the special needs school in northern Tochigi Prefecture. The student was told to write the essay in June last year by the teacher in charge. Personal details such as the name and gender ...

Tochigi Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kantō region on the island of Honshu, Japan. The capital is the city of Utsunomiya.

Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 栃木県
 • Rōmaji Tochigi-ken
Flag of Tochigi Prefecture
Official logo of Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Tochigi Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Island Honshu
Capital Utsunomiya
 • Governor Tomikazu Fukuda
 • Total 6,408.28 km (2,474.25 sq mi)
Area rank 20th
Population (May 1, 2016)
 • Total 1,969,042
 • Rank 20th
 • Density 307.27/km (795.8/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-09
Districts 5
Municipalities 26
Flower Yashio tsutsuji
(Rhododendron albrechtii)
Tree Japanese horse chestnut
(Aesculus turbinata)
Bird Blue-and-white flycatcher
(Cyanoptila cyanomelana)

Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) 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. Nasu-Shiobara is a major Shinkansen station.

Current map of Tochigi Prefecture