Tochigi

Tochigi is an idyllic place to travel, with abundant cherry blossoms, wisteria, and other flowers in the spring, blazing red foliage in the autumn, and fantastic destinations such as the shrines and temples of Nikko, a World Heritage site. Visitors are sure to enjoy fine foods here; the prefecture is Japan's biggest producer of strawberries, and the capital city, Utsunomiya, is renowned for its mouthwatering jiaozi dumplings. Tochigi is easily accessible from Tokyo, as little as 49 minutes to Utsunomiya by Shinkansen.