Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture has no shortage of magnificent shrines, splendid vistas and historical attractions offering visitors a rare glimpse into rural ancient Japan. 

Soak in the divinity and stunning carvings of Nikko Toshogu Shrine and connect with nature like never before at Lake Chuzenji, before sampling varieties of Utsunomiya gyozas to your heart's content!
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  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine
    Best known as the birthplace of the world-famous saying “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil”, the shrine is filled with intricate carvings in every corner. The vibrant design of the building structures and mythic origins make it one of Tochigi's most important highlights.

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  • Lake Chuzenji
    Located within Nikko National Park, Lake Chuzenji is Japan's highest natural lake. Hiking up the sacred Mt. Nantai will reward you with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake. The astounding Kegon Falls is not to be missed, famous for its 100-metre cascade drop which looks all the more stunning when frozen over in the winter. 

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  • Utsunomiya Dumplings
    Where better to enjoy gyoza than in Utsunomiya, called by many as the gyoza capital of Japan? Over 200 shops in town serve up their own interpretation on the classic pan-fried dumplings, including Tonkatsu, truffle gyoza, and gyoza filling-stuffed chicken wings!

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