Spots in Utsunomiya / Sakura / Kanuma Area

  • Ohya History Museum
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    4.5
    571 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.

    We decided to go here because it was very different from the normal touristy attractions. But let me tell you it didn’t disappoint the way it is set up is amazing. Lights set in such a way to enhance...

  • Utsunomiya Futaarayama Shrine
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    4.0
    266 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Baba Dori 1-1-1
    This shrine to the 2,486-meter-high sacred mountain Mt. Futaara is also the tutelary shrine of Nikko. The temple's massive precinct covers some 3,400 hectares that includes the Nikko Mountains, which are part of Nikko National Park, as well as the Kegon Falls, the descending Irohazaka route, and Shinkyo Bridge, an important cultural asset.

    This ancient shrine is in middle of city, and is pretty peaceful as well. Need to climb a few stairs to reach the top, isnt much of a problem for anyone with average health. The compound is also...

  • Utsunomiya Zoo
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    4.0
    90 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.

    It is not so big zoo. But you can enjoy water some animals near. You can see white lions and white tigers both. ホワイトライオンとホワイトタイガーが両方観られる数少ない動物園です。 宇都宮駅からバスで30分程度で行くことができます。

  • Matsugamine Catholic Church
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    4.0
    100 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...

  • Utsunomiya Minmin Main Store
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    4.0
    223 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...

  • Kitsuregawa Soutome Onsen
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    4.0
    41 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.

    こちらの施設を利用した感想 1.接客 宿泊施設ではないため、また地元の方のパートの方が多いのでしょう。 お世辞にも丁寧とは言えません。 地元客の利用が多いせいか従業員の方も友達感覚で接してくるので対応に困る方もいることでしょう。 2.料金 日帰り入浴施設とはいえタオル付で1,500円オーバーはかなり強気の料金設定。 面白いのは昼と夜とで料金が変わるということ。 夜の方が安くなるので少しでも節約...

  • Utsunomiya Museum of Art
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    4.5
    46 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...

  • Tochigi Science Museum
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Nishikawatamachi 567
    This science museum is located in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. It has many fun exhibits for children to familiarize themselves with science. The exhibition hall has six areas designed with the theme, ʻScience All Around You.ʼ Many of the exhibits, including the popular science station on the second floor, are made to educate the children by seeing, touching, and experiencing the science. A family can leisurely enjoy the science museum, which also has a planetarium, and an area for rides.

    Great adventure for the kids, full of fascinating exhibits, hands-on activities, and excellent demonstrations. There are some explanations in English, and the exhibits are interesting even without...

  • The Grand Spa Nandaimon
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    3.5
    22 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.

    温泉の種類が多くて嬉しい 女湯の檜の湯が個人的に好きでした 露天風呂は不老長寿の湯が 広々としていてよかったです〜 お風呂あがりには漫画コーナーや 温泉施設の中に飲食店もあり かなりのんびりできる施設です

  • Bell Sakura no Yu
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    4.0
    22 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...

  • Tochigi Prefectural Museum
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Mutsumichou 2-2
    This museum in Utsunomiya City is located in Tochigi Central Park and collects, preserves, and researches materials relating to Tochigi's nature and culture. Their permanent exhibits look at Tochigi's history from the geological age to present times as well as introduce you to the Nikko region's insects, flora, and fauna. There are also special exhibitions on a variety of subjects.

    This museum is the place to go if you want to learn more about all aspects of Tochigi prefecture - nature, history and so on. The sad point? There is nothing available in English.

  • Kirasse Main Store
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    4.0
    58 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.

  • Gyoten-do
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    3.5
    115 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Ekimaedori 3-3-2
    The Gyoten-do restaurant is a dumpling specialty shop popular for dumplings made with a chewy dough wrapped around delicious meat. Fried as well as soup dumplings are also available. You can choose the number of dumplings you want to eat when you order to satisfy you if you just want a snack or are really hungry. The sauce uses a light soy sauce produced in Kyoto mixed with domestic black vinegar.

    The staff is totally not friendly to foreigners. We asked one staff to change seats and she said ok. After that another waitress came to us and blame us do not change seats without notice. We...

  • Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Sakura 4-2-7
    This art museum's collection spans local and domestic artists as well as works from western Europe, and their 8,000-piece collection includes examples of paintings, woodblock prints, illustrations, photographs, and handicrafts. Along with the permanent exhibits they also invite you to come in contact with art through a wide variety of special exhibits, workshops, and events for everyone from children to adults.

    監視人の女性たちは殆どがアルバイトですが、鑑賞している最中の目線がキツイ。まるで、罪悪人を見る視線で、落ち着いて鑑賞できない。せっかく隣の県から訪ねたのに、おもてなしができていない。最後には、男性職員が、2人、出口から入ってきて、ジロリと一喝、とっても感じ悪ーという、なんて日だ!

  • Wakayama Farm
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Takaragihoncho 2018
    This multi-generational bamboo farm boasts 24 hectares of beautifully maintained bamboo thickets that stretch as far as the eye can see. From April to June, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including foraging for bamboo shoots, drinking matcha tea out of bamboo cups, bamboo crafts, and bamboo hammocking. It is also possible take strolls through the bamboo thickets, which are illuminated at night. Relying on the lights from their borrowed paper lantern, visitors can enjoy experience that can only be described as otherworldly.

    At Four Seasons Wakayama Farm, I had a walk through the illuminated bamboo forest. At the entrance, the owner will explain the route you can take for a walk. They offered me for a cup of Japanese tea...

  • Hotaru no Sato Bonten no Yu
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    3.5
    18 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.

    宇都宮市の郊外にある、大きな日帰り温泉です。 この規模の温泉では、湯は循環利用している施設が多いですが、こちらの露天風呂はかけ流し。お客さんは多かったですが、湯の状態は結構良かったです。

  • Kinu Green Park
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    4.5
    13 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.

    Great park that attract less attention. The water athletic is with very interesting and challenging to teenagers, even our 6 years old kid is enjoying very much with most of the climbs.

  • Matsushima Onsen Otome-no-Yu
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Sakurashi Matsushima 900
    A hot spring bath house in Sakura City, Tochigi Prefecture. The baths are fed by a free-flowing alkaline simple hot-spring which is known to be easy on the skin, so those with delicate skin can use the baths without concern. Family baths are available by reservations and with the number of visitors the baths get, overnight lodging is also available with facilities to prepare your own meals.

    ラグジュアリーを求める宿ではありません。しっかりとお湯を楽しみ、ゆっくりと過ごすことが目的には最高の宿です。 温泉と宿泊は別棟です。私は二階の一番奥の和室でした。中はいわゆる風呂トイレ付ワンルームのアパートのようで、キッチンには電子レンジと冷蔵庫があり、ユニットバスがありました。建物自体が新しいのでしょうか、とてもきれいで、さらに掃除が行き届いている清潔感ときれいさもありました。特筆すべきは、部屋...

  • Mae Nikko Tsutsuji-no-Yu Community Centre
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    4.5
    9 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.

    なかなかの細い道を走り鹿沼中心街から17キロほど。昨年の台風の影響か、路肩が崩れていてすれ違う時は気をつけないとです。 鹿や熊がでても普通な環境の中ぼつりとある温泉はpH10をこえるつるつるの温泉。サウナがないので、そんな長居はできないが、山の中にあり、遮るものがないから星が綺麗に見えます。静寂もあいまって自分がどこにいるかわからなくなります。500円でこの温泉なら納得です。

  • Kouran
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Honcho 1-24
    This gyoza pot sticker restaurant has been in business for over 50 years. A 10-minute walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station, the restaurant can be identified by its red sign and serves gyoza which are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The vegetables used to make its gyoza fillings are all domestically grown. The gyoza skin's, on the thick side and fried in sesame oil, have a distinctive crunch. The restaurant's boiled gyoza, which can be enjoyed with soy sauce, vinegar, or rayu chili oil as you prefer, have a chewy texture the establishment takes great pride in. The restaurant's fried gyoza, cooked in an original, sesame-based oil blend, have a distinctive texture; try eating them like an Utsunomiya native with just some rock salt.

    餃子の銘店。美味すぎです。 宇都宮餃子色々ありますが、観光地化してきて、元々の店主や、店で作っていたタネ、カワではなく工場感満点になってきて正直味は落ちている。 皆さんの好きな地元の餃子屋が多分No. 1 香蘭はその中ではまともな味を出す店です。 焼きと揚げがオススメ。

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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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