Oyama Honba Yuki Tsumugi Craft Museum

7 Things to Do in Oyama, Japan’s City of Good Fortune

Discover the secrets of a city that brings good fortune. Visit Oyama City (小山市) in Tochigi Prefecture on your next trip to Japan! Out of the 14 cities in Tochigi, Oyama is the second most populous city with a population of 166,000. It became known as the “City of Good Fortune” as it is believed…

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…