Tochigi city is located about
25 km southwest of
There are many old buidings and traditional warehouses built in the
18-19th centuries in the city.
So here is sometimes called "Koedo" (Little Edo).
The main area spreads to the north of Tochigi station on JR Ryomo Line
and Tobu Line, and it is within a range of about 1.5 km from the
And main spots are around Uzuma River flowing through the city.
They are the followings.
Museum of History and Legend /1/ : Eight traditional
warehouses in the 19th century line along Uzuma River. Originally they
were the lumber wholesale marchant's warehouses.
Kyodo-Sankoukan /2/ : It is a historical museum of
Tochigi city. The buildings were originally a pawnshop's residence and
warehouse in the early 19th century.
- Tochigi Dashi
Kaikan /3/ : It is a museum of the
floats (Dashi) using in the Tochigi Autumn Festival held once every 5
Kankoukan /4/ : It is the visitor
center for tourists. The buildings were originally traditional
warehouses in the 19th century.
- Adachi Kokokan /5/
: It is an art gallery of Ukiyoe and other Japanese arts. They had been
collected by the master of kimono merchant in the 19th century. The
building is his warehouse.
: It is the Okada Family's residence since 1688. They were the leader
in this area.
Scenic or Nature /
Park or Garden /
City, Town or Village /
Quarter or Street /
Temple or Shrine /
Museum or Laboratory /
Market or Commercial facility /
Other Building or Construction /
Historic place /
World Heritage Site
How to get to here
- By limited express "Kinu" or
"Kegon" of Tobu Railway. About 1 hour and 7-13 minutes from Asakusa.
- By Tohoku-Shinkansen, about 43
minutes from Tokyo to Oyama.
Then by local train on JR Ryomo Line, about 12 minutes from Oyama.
- Run Tohoku Expressway, and exit
Tochigi Exit. About 90 km from Tokyo.
About 1 hours 20 minutes.
- About 4 km from Tochigi Exit.
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