Tochigi (Tochigi City, Tochigi Pref.)
Tochigi is a town of traditional warehouses with historical streets imbued with the essence of the ancient capital Edo (Tokyo).
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Mount Ohira in Spring
In spring, approximately 4,000 cherry blossom trees on Mount Ohira bloom in magnificent unison to form a virtual tunnel of cherry blossoms. Visitors can also savor special fried eggs, rice dumplings, and grilled chicken, all of which are noted features of this area. Sightseeing information in English is available at various locations.
- Tochigi Autumn Festival
Known as the Little Edo and as a warehouse town, Tochigi carried on a brisk maritime trade with the ancient capital city Edo (presently Tokyo) and it also prospered as a post town on the ancient Nikko Reikishi Kaido (historical road).
The Tochigi Autumn Festival, held in alternate years, features a procession of dazzling doll floats down the streets of the city.
- Excursion boats and the old warehouse city
The Uzuma River is home to over 100,000 carp swimming leisurely in large groups, and spicing up life for visitors.
Boating events are held regularly along the Uzuma River, and here you can enjoy the riverside scenery at your leisure.
- By train:
- Tokyo Station – Tochigi Station; 1 hour on the JR Shinkansen Line
- Asakusa Station - Tochigi Station; 1 hour 10 minutes on the Tobu Line (limited express)
- By car:
- Kawaguchi JCT – Tochigi IC; 46 minutes
- Tochigi City