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Shrine adopts cashless system to accommodate Chinese tourists - Asahi Shimbun

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--Historic Nikko Futarasanjinja here is moving with the times by becoming the nation's first Shinto shrine to cater to Chinese tourists accustomed to not using cash by accepting worshipers' offerings electronically. Nikko ...

VOX POPULI: Crimson kochias to light up Japan with great balls of fire this fall - Asahi Shimbun

I recently visited a field in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, home to 650 kochia plants, all changing color from green to red. Seen from afar, these plump, round shrubs look like a cluster of giant balls of wool or “marimo” freshwater algae balls. “I felt ...

Beware of the ¥10 million business card - The Japan Times

Business cards carry a lot of weight in Japan, so much so that they can be used to devastating effect if someone decides to deploy them for criminal purposes. A recent case highlights the danger that comes with placing trust in such cards. At the end ...

22-year-old man arrested for killing older brother - Japan Today

Police in Nogi, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 22-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 25-year-old brother with whom he lived. According to police, Daichi Ogawa stabbed his brother Takeru in the stomach and neck multiple times at ...

Photo Journal: Thunderous display - The Mainichi

Visitors look on as water thunders from the Kegon Falls, in the city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Oct. 2, 2018. Around 55 metric tons of water per second -- 55 times the usual amount -- is currently coming over the falls in the wake ...

Gunma, Tochigi Cities Plan 4 Anime Commercials for 2019 - Anime News Network

Gunma prefecture's Kiryū city and Tochigi prefecture's Ashikaga city are working together on tourism initiatives, including four 30-second anime commercials targeting Asian tourists. Voice actress and Gunma native Aya Uchida has signed on as Gunma ...

Tochigi: Ex-JTB employee 'flashed cash' to win over victims in ¥2.4 billion fraud - The Tokyo Reporter (blog)

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefectural Police have re-arrested a former employee of a subsidiary of travel agency JTB Corp. who is suspected of swindling dozens of persons out of 2.4 billion yen in a currency exchange scam, a crime police say he carried ...

Moderate quake shakes Kanto region in eastern Japan - The Mainichi

TOKYO -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo on Sept. 18, registering between 3 and 4 on the 7-point Japanese seismic intensity scale in the prefectures of Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, as well as ...

This Canon 'Takumi' helping people see the world through his lens - Eastern Mirror

Utsunomiya (Japan), Sep. 16 (IANS): Not many tech geeks or journalists have been inside Canons sprawling lens factory in the picturesque town of Utsunomiya – the capital of Tochigi Prefecture in the Kanto region of Japan — about 100 km north of Tokyo.

Wartime cave in Tochigi is a cool place to hang out in and store sake - Asahi Shimbun

NASU-KARASUYAMA, Tochigi Prefecture--When one enters a cave dug toward the end of World War II, body sweat produced from the summer heat and humidity instantly dries. The dark cave, which serves as a natural refrigerator, makes a perfect ...

Kanagawa cops press their way to 13th title in powerlifting - Asahi Shimbun

YOKOHAMA--In an annual power struggle, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department has come out on top for the 13th straight year. The 28th all-Japan corporate bench press championship was held in Tochigi Prefecture in May, bringing together about 60 ...

Baseball: Ex-Giant Murata announces retirement - The Mainichi

"I will retire from playing as of today," Murata said after the Golden Braves' final game of the season on Sunday in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture. Murata signed with the Giants in 2012 as a free agent after nine seasons with the Yokohama BayStars. The ...

17-year-old boy hit, killed by train in apparent suicide in Tochigi Pref - Japan Today

A 17-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train in an apparent suicide Tuesday in Nogi, Tochigi Prefecture. According to police, the incident occurred on the JR Utsunomiya Line at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. A camera on the front of the train showed the ...

Tochigi man arrested for shoplifting animals from hardware store to feed to his cat - Japan Today

At around 1:55 p.m. on Aug 28, Takashi Fujita, 69, was attempting to leave a home improvement center in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture while carrying a total of seven unpaid-for items valued at 11,700 yen including some mosquito coils, a ...

Human skull found along railway in Nikko - The Tokyo Reporter (blog)

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after a human skull was found along a railway line in Nikko City on Thursday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 30). At 10:30 a.m., a worker cutting grass along the Tobu Kinugawa ...

Tochigi: Boy, 16, killed by train in apparent suicide - The Tokyo Reporter (blog)

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after a boy was killed by a train at a crossing in Oyama City on Monday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 28). At around 10:05 p.m., the boy, a second ...

16-year-old student hit, killed by train in Tochigi Pref - Japan Today

A 16-year-old high school student was hit and killed by a train on a crossing in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, on Monday night. According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 p.m. on a crossing on the JR Utsunomiya Line, Fuji TV reported. The ...

Seeking escape from summer heat at an embassy villa - Japan Today

The highest altitude lake in Japan, Lake Chuzenji sits in the mountains above Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture. At the height of its popularity, more than 40 European countries had resort villas in the area, creating quite a community in the summer months ...

At least 11 local governments in Japan admit reporting incorrect data on their employment of disabled staff - The Japan Times

The education board of Tochigi Prefecture said Wednesday they had included workers who were taking leave due to mental illnesses as employees with disabilities without confirming that they held disability certificates or medical reports issued by doctors.

Mother of missing French woman: 'I can't live if my daughter is not found' - The Tokyo Reporter (blog)

TOCHIGI (TR) – The mother of a French woman who went missing in a mountainous area of Nikko City has arrived in Japan to help with search efforts, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 20). Tiphaine Veron, 36, has not been seen after she departed a lodge to ...

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

Exploring Tochigi with Kim Dao and Internationallyme

Check out the Odigo Japan Website for all Japan related information! Information on places seen in this video: Nikko Shrines and Temples: ...

Exploring Tochigi City with the One Day Citizen Passport and Tobu Railway | Day Trip From Tokyo

Wanting to do something seriously cultural, historical delicious, hands-on, and pretty sweet, we took a day trip from Tokyo with Tobu Railway over to the city of ...

Tochigi Prefecture Promotional Video

Tochigi Prefecture is blessed with abundant natural beauty, numerous tourist attractions, and prominent agricultural and industrial sectors. Next time you come to ...

Japan's Tochigi Prefecture | Ryuokyo Canyon, a Creepy Hot Spring and a Love Hotel

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Nikko Tochigi, Japan

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Japan Vlog: Shopping in JAPAN | Exploring Nikko - Tochigi | KimDao in JAPAN

Exploring Tochigi: In today's vlog we made a day trip to Nikko in the Tochigi prefecture! We then went to ...