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Encyclopedia > Tochigi Prefecture
Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken)
Map of Japan with Tochigi highlighted
Capital Utsunomiya
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Governor Tomikazu Fukuda
Area 6,408.28 km² (20th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population (January 1, 2003)
 - Population 2,011,313 (20th)
 - Density 314 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 40
ISO 3166-2 JP-09
Web site www.pref.tochigi.jp/
kokusai/english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Yashio tsutsuji
(Rhododendron albrechtii)
 - Tree Japanese horse chestnut
(Aesculus turbinata)
 - Bird Blue-and-white flycatcher
(Cyanoptila cyanomelana)
Symbol of Tochigi Prefecture
Symbol of Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. The capital is the city of Utsunomiya. Utsunomiya is famous for its many delicious gyoza specialist shops. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 79 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Tochigi highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Utsunomiya (Japanese: 宇都宮市; -shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Tochigi, Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Kanto region, Japan The Kanto region (関東地方 Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island in Japan. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species - Bush Chinkapin* - Japanese Chestnut - American Chestnut - Henrys Chestnut - Chinese Chestnut - Ozark Chinkapin - Alleghany Chinkapin - Sweet Chestnut - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnuts (Castanea), including the chinkapins, are a genus of eight or nine species of trees and shrubs in the beech family... Genera many:see text The Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae is a large family of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World. ... Tochigi prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Kanto region, Japan The Kanto region (関東地方 Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island in Japan. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Utsunomiya (Japanese: 宇都宮市; -shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Tochigi, Japan. ... Jiaozi A plate of boiled dumplings Jiaozi (Traditional: 餃子; Simplified: 饺子; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: chiao-tzu; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: gaau2 zi2) or gyōza is a Chinese dumpling, widely popular in Korea and Japan as well as outside of Northeast Asia. ...


Nikko, whose ancient Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples UNESCO has recognized by naming them a World Heritage Site, is in this prefecture. Nikko is approximately one hour by train from Tokyo. This article is about Nikko the city; see Nikko (priest) for the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1945. ... World Heritage Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... Moder German Class 423 EMU trainsets meet each other There are various types of trains designed for particular purposes, see rail transport operations. ...


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. Outdoor pool, Naruko Outdoor Onsen on Nakanoshima island in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture Old onsen in Hakone An private outdoor rotenburo in Gorakadan Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 An onsen (温泉; often indicated on signs and maps by 湯 or ゆ, for hot water, or with the symbol ♨) is a Japanese hot spring. ... Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine Sake (酒; pronounced IPA: SAH-KEH in Japanese, but often IPA: SAH-ki by English speakers) is a Japanese alcoholic beverage, brewed from rice. ... Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan The Emperor of Japan (天皇 tennō) is a constitutionally-recognized symbol of the Japanese nation and the unity of its people. ... Shinkansen 0 Series at Fukuyama Station, April 2002 Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 300 (Left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station The Shinkansen (Japanese: 新幹線) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. ...


Another onsen resort is at Kinugawa. Kinugawa (鬼怒川) is a hot spring resort in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ...

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History

Prior to the establishment of the present-day system of prefectures, Tochigi was Shimotsuke Province. Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ...


The establishment of the Nikko Toshogu in 1617 brought Nikko to national attention. The Tokugawa Shogunate developed the Nikko kaido (part of the major road connecting Nikko with Edo) and required lavish processions to worship Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa line of shoguns. Torii and pagoda at entrance to Toshogu Nikko Toshogu (日光東照宮: Nikkō Tōshōgū) is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa line of shoguns in Japan. ... Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed I (1603-1617) to Mustafa I (1617-1623). ... This article is about Nikko the city; see Nikko (priest) for the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... Edo (Japanese: 江戸, literally: bay-door, estuary), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder of the Tokugawa bakufu of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ... Tokugawa (徳川) is a surname in Japan. ... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ...


Geography

Cities

Ashikaga (Japanese: 足利市, Ashikaga-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ... Imaichi (今市市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Kanuma (鹿沼市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Sakura (さくら市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Mooka, or Mōka (真岡市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Nasushiobara (那須塩原市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Nikkō (日光市; -shi, lit. ... Ōtawara (大田原市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Oyama is also the name of the Field-Marshal and Prince Oyama, commander of the Japanese forces in the Battle of Mukden. ... Sano (佐野市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Tochigi (栃木市 Tochigi-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ... Utsunomiya (Japanese: 宇都宮市; -shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Tochigi, Japan. ... Yaita (矢板市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

Three wise monkeys at Nikko Toshogu
Three wise monkeys at Nikko Toshogu
The Kegon Falls in Nikko
The Kegon Falls in Nikko

These are the towns and villages in each district. Carvings of wise monkeys at Nikko Toshogu, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Carvings of wise monkeys at Nikko Toshogu, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1250x1599, 291 KB)Kegon Falls Waterfall Nikko, Tochigi Japan I took this photo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1250x1599, 291 KB)Kegon Falls Waterfall Nikko, Tochigi Japan I took this photo. ... The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Haga (芳賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Haga (芳賀町; -machi) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Ichikai (市貝町; -machi) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Mashiko (益子町; -machi) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Motegi (茂木町; -machi) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Ninomiya (二宮町; -machi) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kamitsuga (上都賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Ashio (Japanese: 足尾町) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Awano (Japanese: 粟野町; -machi) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nishikata (Japanese: 西方町; -machi) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kawachi (河内郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Kamikawachi (上河内町; -machi) is a town located in Kawachi District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kaminokawa (上三川町; -machi) is a town located in Kawachi District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kawachi (河内町; -machi) is a town located in Kawachi District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Minamikawachi (南河内町; -machi) is a town located in Kawachi District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nasu (那須郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Minaminasu (南那須町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Shimotsuga (下都賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Fujioka (藤岡町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Ishibashi (石橋町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Iwafune (岩舟町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kokubunji (国分寺町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Mibu (壬生町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nogi (野木町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Ōhira (大平町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Tsuga (都賀町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Shioya (塩谷郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Fujihara (藤原町; -machi) is a town located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kuriyama (栗山村; -mura) is a village located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Shioya (塩谷町; -machi) is a town located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Takanezawa (高根沢町; -machi) is a town located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ...

Mergers

On January 1, 2005, the city of Kuroiso, and the towns of Nishinasuno, and Shiobara merged to form Nasushiobara city. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kuroiso (黒磯市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Nishinasuno (西那須野町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Shiobara (塩原町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nasushiobara (那須塩原市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On February 28, 2005 the towns of Kuzu and Tanuma from Aso District merged into the city of Sano. Aso District was dissolved as a result of this merger. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kuzū (葛生町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Tanuma (田沼町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Aso (安蘇郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Sano (佐野市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Aso (安蘇郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On March 28, 2005 the towns of Kitsuregawa and Ujiie merged to form Sakura city. March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitsuregawa (喜連川町; -machi) is a town located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Ujiie (氏家町; -machi) is a town located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Sakura (さくら市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On October 1, 2005 the towns of Ogawa and Bato from Nasu District merged to form the new town of Nakagawa. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ogawa (小川町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Batō (馬頭町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nasu (那須郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On October 1, 2005 the towns of Nasu and Karasauyama from Nasu District merged to form the new city of Nasukarasuyama. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nasu (那須町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Karasuyama (烏山町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nasu (那須郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On October 1, 2005 the town of Kurobane and the village of Yuzukami from Nasu District merged into the city of Otawara. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurobane (黒羽町; -machi) is a town located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Yuzukami (湯津上村; -mura) is a village located in Nasu District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Nasu (那須郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Ōtawara (大田原市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ...


Future mergers

On January 1, 2006 the town of Awano from Kamitsuga District will merge into the city of Kanuma. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Awano (Japanese: 粟野町; -machi) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kamitsuga (上都賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Kanuma (鹿沼市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On January 1, 2006 the town of Minamikawachi from Kawachi District, the town of Ishibashi and the village of Kokubunji (both from Shimotsuga District) will merge to form the new city of Shimotsuke. (Merger Information Page) January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minamikawachi (南河内町; -machi) is a town located in Kawachi District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kawachi (河内郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Ishibashi (石橋町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kokubunji (国分寺町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Shimotsuga (下都賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ...

On January 1, 2006 the city of Imaichi, the town of Ashio from Kamitsuga District, the town of Fujihara and the village of Kuriyama (both from Shioya District) will merge into the city of Nikko. (Merger Information Page) March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Imaichi (今市市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Ashio (Japanese: 足尾町) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kamitsuga (上都賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Fujihara (藤原町; -machi) is a town located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Kuriyama (栗山村; -mura) is a village located in Shioya District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Shioya (塩谷郡; -gun) is a district located in Tochigi, Japan. ... Nikkō (日光市; -shi, lit. ...

Statues at Nikko Toshogu
Statues at Nikko Toshogu

Statues at Nikko Toshogu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan These are the A-Un statues to the left and right of the outer gate. ... Statues at Nikko Toshogu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan These are the A-Un statues to the left and right of the outer gate. ...

Tourism

Nikko is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site. This encompasses Rinnoji, Nikko Toshogu, Futarasan Shrine, and Taiyuin. The Kegon Falls, also in Nikko, is popular with tourists. To travel between the city and the falls, automobiles and buses take the irohazaka, a road with dozens of switchbacks. UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1945. ... World Heritage Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... Torii and pagoda at entrance to Toshogu Nikko Toshogu (日光東照宮: Nikkō Tōshōgū) is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa line of shoguns in Japan. ...


External links

  • Official Tochigi Prefecture homepage
  • TochigiGaijin.Com - The Official Homepage for Foreigners Living & Working in Tochigi Prefecture
  • Wikitravel: Tochigi
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