Tochigi is a place to marvel at the shrines and temples of Nikko, chomp on Utsunomiya’s famed pan fried dumplings, and play in nature between the Kanto Plain and the central mountains of Japan. It offers a peek into both the rural and ancient Japan and will bring you back in the time of the old Japan at Edo wonderland.
Nikko is home to some of the country’s most magnificent and lavish temples and shrines. Stop in Utsunomiya for ultra-famous gyoza, or have a dip in the hot spring resort of Kinugawa Onsen. Lake Chuzenji’s picturesque backdrop is a scene to watch our for your outdoor activities.
How to get there
You will be able to reach Tochigi under an hour through bullet train from Tokyo Station or Ueno Station in Tokyo. Choose local trains for a cheaper and more scenic alternative.
Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station or Ueno Station. Depending on your desired destination in Tochigi, alight at Oyama Station or Utsunomiya Station. The train ride will take about 50 minutes.
If you prefer local lines, take the Utsunomiya Line from Tokyo Station or Ueno Station in Tokyo. You may have to change trains once along the way. A journey on local lines will take about 100 minutes.
Nikko is best accessed through a direct limited express train from Asakusa or Shinjuku stations in Tokyo, or by the JR Nikko Line from Utsunomiya Station. There are also limited express trains direct to Kinugawa Onsen from Asakusa and Shinjuku.
Address of Tochigi Prefecture