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Tochigi city

Tochigi cityTochigi city mapTochigi city is located about 25 km southwest of Utsunomiya.
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 station. And main spots are around Uzuma River flowing through the city.
They are the followings.

  • Tsukada 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.
  • Tochigi-shi 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 years.
  • Kura-no-Machi 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.
  • Okada Kinenkan /6/ : It is the Okada Family's residence since 1688. They were the leader in this area.
Scenic or Nature / Park or Garden / Resort / City, Town or Village / Quarter or Street /
Temple or Shrine / Museum or Laboratory / Market or Commercial facility / Factory /
Other Building or Construction / Historic place / Remains / World Heritage Site

How to get to here

By railroad

  • 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.

By car

  1. Run Tohoku Expressway, and exit Tochigi Exit. About 90 km from Tokyo. About 1 hours 20 minutes.
  2. About 4 km from Tochigi Exit.

Scenery of old town in Tochigi city
Former Tochigi City Hall
Tsukada Museum along Uzuma River
Tochigi Dashi Kaikan
Kura-no-Machi Kankoukan
Adachi Kokokan
Okada Kinenkan

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