TOCHIGI

Have a Healthy Meal at These 3 Restaurants near Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Japan

You are probably already familiar with Nikko Toshogu (日光東照宮), a Shinto shrine in Tochigi Prefecture that was established in 1617. Many people around the world would like to see this shrine, making it a popular tourist destination. There are various things to see around the area which makes it an exhausting day for tourists. Many…

4 Ways to Relive the Days of the Japanese Samurai at Nikko’s Edo Wonderland!

The Edo (江戸) period was one of the most definitive periods of Japanese history in terms of art, culture and society. This was also the era in which Japan earned its name as the Samurai Country. Edo Mura (江戸村; Edo Village), also known as Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村), in Nikko (日光) gives visitors a chance to…

Tochigi Prefecture: Japan’s Silk Road

As you head to Tochigi Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, the high-rises gradually disappear and space opens up to make room for farm fields and rushing rivers. Mountains ring the horizon, snow-capped in winter and lush with verdant greenery in summer. Here, where the Kinu River cuts a wide swath, more than a thousand years…

3 Things to Do at This Flower Park in Japan This Wisteria Blooming Season

Booking a flight to Japan can be challenging for those who want to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms during springtime. Some might be lucky enough to get a flight in early to mid-April, just in time for sakura, but there are those who settle for late April to early May. But don’t worry…

3 Things to Do and Experience in Nasushiobara, Tochigi

One of the most attractive tourist destinations in Tochigi (栃木) is the mountain resort city of Nasushiobara (那須塩原). Nasushiobara is situated about an hour and a half ride by bullet train from Tokyo. In this article, we will talk about things to do at Nasushiobara. As soon as passengers step out of the bullet train,…

Get out of Tokyo and Enjoy a Cheap Mini-Vacation Relaxing in a Private Onsen

A mere two hours away from the noise and lights of Shinjuku is the semi-forgotten onsen town called Kinugawa. With a direct express train leaving from Shinjuku station and the option of a free or reduced price onsen bus leaving from Ikebukuro, it is easy to get out of town for a night. Kinugawa att-japan.net/…

Spend Quality Time with your Favorite Characters at Bandai Museum!

Bandai Co., Ltd. is a popular Japanese toy and video making company which is considered to be the world’s third largest producer of toys. The company started putting up its own Bandai museum in Chiba last 2003 which was dedicated to the Bandai characters. It immediately closed in 2006 and was moved to Mibu, Tochigi…

Ice Trek in an Adventurer’s Winter Wonderland at Nikko’s Unryu Keikoku Canyon

Nikko city, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Toshogu Temple, usually has visitors to sightsee or pray. That said, the mountains lining Nikko make more than perfect terrain to trek. Particularly during winter, ice stalagmites and drift ice transform the landscape into an adventurer’s winter wonderland. Getting there and Equipment Author’s photo…
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