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  • Ohya History Museum
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    4.5
    552 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Oyamachi 909
    This museum is at the site of a former quarry in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. Apart from introducing guests to the history of Oya stone mining and its techniques, it displays tools used for hand excavation between Japan’s feudal era and the 1950s in its exhibition hall. At a depth of 30 meters, the quarry spans a vast 20 thousand square meters, producing a mysterious world like an underground temple or the inside of a pyramid. It is also used as a location for shooting films and television dramas, as well as a concert venue.

    About 30 minutes out of town by Bus 45, we stopped at Shiryokan Iriguchi bus stop and took a short walk to this museum. We walked passed the ticketing counter through a doorway and turned left down...

  • Utsunomiya Minmin Main Store
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    4.0
    215 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Babadori 4-2-3
    The dumpling specialty store Utsunomiya Minmin, opened in 1958, is a restaurant committed to dumplings, serving only three kinds—grilled, soup and fried. The owner of the restaurant has strived daily to improve the taste of dumplings he learnt how to make in Beijing. Grilled and fried dumplings are available for takeout.

    You may know that Utsunomiya is known for Gyoza but not many know that this restaurant is the oldest existing Gyoza place in Utsunomiya with more than 60 years of history. At 230 yen per plate of...

  • Kirasse Main Store
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Babadori 2-3-12 MEGA Don Quijote La Park Utsunomiya branch underground 1F
    At Kirasse Main Store, the Utsunomiya Gyoza dumpling theme park, visitors can enjoy the taste of dumplings from five stores at any time, as well as a variety of gyoza from 33 different stores, changing daily. It is recommended for those who want to try dumplings from various restaurants. There is a large selection of many gyoza from each restaurant sold frozen in the souvenir section to be enjoyed at home. Visitors can experience making gyoza with a reservation. It is only an eight minute walk from Tobu Utsunomiya Station on the Tobu Utsunomiya Line.

    You can enjoy gyoza from multiple restaurants under 1 roof but the place was not easy to find and very rundown. Love the deep fried prawn Gyoza from the first stall.

  • Utsunomiya Zoo
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Kamikanaimachi 552-2
    This zoo in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture has a theme of “Nature, Animals, and Kids.” It raises about 90 animal species, including lions, giraffes, and Asian elephants. You can see the animals up close and feed and pet some of the smaller ones. Pony rides are popular with the kids. There is also an amusement park on the grounds, a pool that’s open in summer, and a winter fishing pond. A visit provides a day of fun for the whole family.

    The zoo has some of the best cherry blossoms in Utsunomiya, totally worth paying for the ticket. As a zoo, however, hmmm... definitely no. Some of the enclosures are way too small, especially the...

  • Tochinoki Family Land
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Nishikawata 4-1-1 In Tochigi Prefecture General Athletic Park
    The Tochinoki Family Land is an amusement park for children located inside the Tochigi Sports Park. Entrance is free. The park is packed with attractions such as the thrilling rollercoaster designed to look like the E5 model Hayabusa Bullet Train, the sky ship, merry-go-round, and a big Ferris wheel. On weekends there are shows and street performers, and many more events.

    ゼロ歳から楽しめるリーズナブルな遊園地です。 入園料がかからないのが有難い。 フリーパスもありますが、一回100円から乗れるアトラクションがあるので、ふらっと気軽にいけます。 アトラクションによっては、大人が同伴すれば、0歳でも楽しめます。 激しいアトラクションはありませんが、小学生くらいまでなら十分かと思います。

  • The Grand Spa Nandaimon
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Imaizumi 3-2-18
    The baths at this day-trip hot spring bathhouse are fed from a spring which comes from 1,200 meters below ground. There are many baths to enjoy including hot and warm outdoor baths for the men and a cypress bath with pleasing scent that good for the skin for the women. The bathhouse also offers a bedrock bath and relaxation area as well as a restaurant which serves Nandaimon yakiniku BBQ.

    10時から1時までの90分間入れるショートコースを休日料金800円で利用しました。サウナがスチームと普通のサウナ(高温、中温)の3種類、露天がひのき風呂と岩風呂と種類があります。温水プールで子どもが楽しんでいました。でも2つの浴槽は湯が入っていませんでした。

  • Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Honmaruchou 1-15
    A historic landmark in Utsunomiya City, this is a restored part of Utsunomiya Castle's keep, which was originally built in the mid Edo-period. The moat, earthen embankment and watchtower have been restored and from the top of the tower you can look out at the city of Utsunomiya and Mt. Myojin. There is also an exhibition room on site with displays information about Utsunomiya's history and places to see. It is the site of annual festivals including the Utsunomiya Castle Festival and the Gyoza Festival.
  • Matsugamine Catholic Church
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Matsugamine 1-1-5
    This church is located in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. Built from Oya-ishi stone, the church is known as being one of the largest Romanesque buildings still in existence. It has also been chosen as a national Registered Tangible Cultural Property by the Japanese government. Visitors can tour the church and its grounds. The church is not just visited by many tourists; it is also used as a venue for weddings and other events by locals.

    This church is built with stones from the Oya Quarry. Othere than its stones relevance, the church is just like any other modern churches. The church is within a short walking distance from Tobu...

  • Miya Cafe (Utsunomiya Antenna Shop)
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Enomachi 2-11
    A showroom situated on Orion Dori Road in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. On the first-floor you can try local specialties as well as sweets or a light meal at the cafe. The second-floor sports a creative Italian restaurant which uses local vegetables and is popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • Hotaru no Sato Bonten no Yu
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Imazatochou 18-4
    This day spa is located in Utsunomiya City. Its natural open-air baths, which offer great views of Mt. Haguro towering over the northernmost end of Utsunomiya City, are fed with unadulterated spring water. This spring water is said to promote good health and recovery from fatigue. The spa also features sand baths, sweat-promoting sauna, private rental baths, and other relaxing facilities. It also features a restaurant offering food made with seasonal ingredients, a great hall where bathers can relax after a bath, and more.

    まわりはなにもないところで奥まで駐車場です。 温泉ですがあまり特徴がなく、美人の湯という割には比較的普通でした。 駐車場にとまっている車の割には中の人が少なかったです。 夕食は20時がラストオーダーです。

  • Bell Sakura no Yu
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Youtou 6-5-31
    This day trip hot spring facility in Utsunomiya City offers outdoor baths which visitors can enjoy free-flowing spring water drawn directly from the source, as well as an artificial carbonated spring known to be good for healthy skin, four different types of indoor bath, bedrock bath, and three different types of sauna. You'll also find a 230-seat restaurant, a banquet hall, and facilities for relaxing after leaving the bath.

    We were staying the night in Utsunomiya before proceeding to Nasu Shiobara and decided to visit a day Onsen. We got here by taking Bus #2 from Utsunomiya JR Stn East exit to Bell Mall (¥150). From...

  • Utsunomiya Museum of Art
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    4.5
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Nagaokachou 1077
    An art museum in Utsunomiya City. Their collection brings together modern art, posters, and designer furniture that focus on the themes of Art and the Region, Art and Life, and Art and the Environment. They also display works of art from local Utsunomiya artists. The museum holds special exhibitions and art related workshops as well as nature viewing excursions into Utsunomiya's Cultural Forest.

    I have visited the museum countless times. The park in which it is located in and of itself is an attraction and worth taking a picnic, a frisbee, a camera to on a fine day. Unless you are disabled...

  • Kitsuregawa Soutome Onsen
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Sakurashi Sotome 2114
    This day-trip hot spring facility in Sakura City, Tochigi Prefecture draws from an aromatic sulfur spring that is said to help people with nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, or digestive troubles. The spring stands out for the sulfur in the air making it an emerald green in the morning and a milky white at night.

    1/3に車で向かいました。 19時頃だったからか、そこそこ混んでます。 貸しタオル付きで1510円。 結構高いです。 温泉は油臭のする少し濁った酸性。 シャワーも温泉で、しょっぱいです。 浴槽は一つだけ。 源泉はドバドバ注がれています。 お湯はちょっと熱いので、皆さん浴槽には浸からず湯船の周りに座ります。 たぶん入浴料が高いのですぐには上がらないのです。無駄に混んでます。 喫煙所は入口の外のみ...

  • Kanuma Deai no Mori Park Auto Campsite
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Kanumashi Sakenoya 1335-3
    A camp ground is in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture. Come enjoy some outdoor leisure activities while surrounded by nature in this reservations-required automobile camping ground located at the junction of the Oashi and Arai Rivers. During the summer lots of people come to enjoy river fishing and playing in the river while the hiking and scenery can also enjoy year-round. Nearby the campground you'll find hot springs and shops selling fresh vegetables.

    車を乗り入れられるオートキャンプエリアと、車の乗り入れ不可のフリーテントエリアがあります キャンプ利用でなくても、バーベキュー利用もでき、炊事場、シャワー、ランドリーなどがあり、設備がとても充実したキャンプ場です いつもファミリー連れで混雑しています

  • Mae Nikko Tsutsuji-no-Yu Community Centre
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Kanumashi Iriawano 994-2
    A day trip hot spring in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture with a simple alkaline sulfur spring it is said to soften the skin and warm the body. Come relax for a period while being surrounded by the richness of nature. Inside the facility you can enjoy meals made with local produce such as soba and daily changing tempura set meal as well as purchase local goods and products.

    古峯神社の奥、トンネルを抜けて秘境感漂う道を10キロくらい進むとあります。無色透明なアルカリ硫黄泉は源泉の温度が低いため掛け流しと加温循環ろ過の併用、つるっとした感覚でとても温まるお湯です。山が迫る露天の景色がとても気持ち良い温泉でした。施設内ではお蕎麦をいただくこともできます。

  • Calbee Kiyohara Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Kiyoharakougyoudanchi 23-7
    Here at snack maker Calbee's factory you can watch them making cereal and their Kappa Ebi Sen prawn crackers. The Kiyohara Factory is the only Calbee factory that produces cereal. You can also purchase goods that can't be had anywhere else but the factory tour.
  • Fishing Resort Kaminagano
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Kanumashi Kaminagano 1314
    This fishing spot is in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture. Relax and enjoy your time fishing in a peaceful field surrounded by forest set up for fly fishing and lure fishing. Target fish include rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, and char. There's also an onsite BBQ restaurant where they will prepare the fish you've caught.

    鹿沼市上永野にある自然のロケーションが素晴らしい管理釣り場。フライ・ルアー専門で楽しく一日過ごせます。予約しておけばボリュームたっぷりで美味しい昼食も頂くことができます。

  • Fukubedou
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Odori 2-4-8
    A souvenir shop in Utsunomiya City that sells traditional crafts of Tochigi prefecture called Fukube Handiworks. Fukube Handiworks include their famous masks to ward off evil spirits, daruma, and accessory cases, as well as gourd, Pellet drums, and Kibuna folk toys. There are also handiworks making classes offered for children.
  • Kinu Green Park
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Shioyaguntakanezawamachi Houshakuji 86-1
    A park located in Shioya County, Tochigi Prefecture. Situated on the flood plain of the Kinu River, visitors to the park's vast grounds can enjoy a variety of leisure facilities, including rental bicycles, an aquatic obstacle course, a baseball field, and tennis courts. Various seasonal flowering plants bloom in the park, and many visitors come to view the park's field of cosmos when they blossom in October. Straddling the Kinu River, the park is divided into the Hoshakuji area on the left bank and the Shirasawa area on the right bank.

    小春日和の暖かさにさそわれ、かつて子ども達と遊びにいった、ここに行きました。 秋はコスモスが、見事で、この地域では、有名です。 残念ながら、旬が、過ぎたようでコスモスは、見られませんでしたが、芝生は、綺麗でしたので、子ども達をあそばせるには、最適です。

  • Gokurakuyu (Utsunomiya Branch)
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Miyukihonchou 4880
    This public hot spring in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture offers a high-concentration carbonated water bath that will flush the toxins from your body and help put your humors in order, as well as a variety of other baths to enjoy, including a daily changing bath and a fat burning Shape Up Bath. The bath house also includes a relaxation corner, a barber salon, and a restaurant.

    友達とスポーツをした後にこちらで汗を流しに行きました!想像以上に人がいました。 ちょうどテレビでサッカーをしてたので観戦してたら、他の方達も何組か観て盛り上がって妙な一体感がありました(^ ^) お湯よりもサッカー観戦の方に時間を割いてしまいましたがたまにはこういうのもいいなと。心安らげる時間を過ごせました(^^) 今度はご飯を食べてみたいです!

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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