Visit Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture is a beautiful coastal region of Japan located in the Kanto region, about 90 kilometers north of Tokyo. It is bordered by Ibaraki Prefecture to the east and Gunma Prefecture to the west. The prefecture is known for its lush forests and mountains, making it great for outdoor activities and exploring nature.

Popular attractions in Tochigi include Nikko National Park which offers stunning views and an amazing view of Lake Chuzenji, as well as the famous Toshogu Shrine dedicated to shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Other popular spots include Ashikaga Flower Park with its 10,000 wisteria trees, Nasu Highland Ski Resort, Kinugawa Onsen hot springs resort and Utsunomiya Castle ruins.

The history of Tochigi Prefecture dates back to 1590 when it was established by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who united Japan under his rule. During World War II it was a strategic location due to its proximity with Tokyo and many historical sites from that time can still be found today.