Reasons to Choose Japan

Life in Japan by Specific Areas



Peaceful landscape of Tochigi attracts many tourists. It also has historical attractions like Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which is registered as World Heritage sights. Tochigi is a very comfortable prefecture to live in, because it has a good access to Tokyo down town area. In addition, Tochigi's strawberries are popular all over Japan !

tochigi *This map does not include topographical features and island areas and does not cover the entire area of Japan.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals



Needless to say, Shrines and Temples of Nikko are the best tourist attractions in Tochgi !You can find many important cultural properties of Japan too. You can spend a relaxing time in the forest.



You can find a lot of natural attractions in Ashikaga, such as Ashikaga Flower Park! You will feel refreshed by taking the fresh air. Furthermore, in Ashikaga, you can also visit historical sites like"Ashikaga school", which is the oldest school in Japan. You can learn a lot about Japanese history in Ashikaga.

Foods recommended by locals

  • Ayu-meshi (Sweetfish rice)

    Ayu-meshi (Sweetfish rice)

    It is cooked with Ayu fish, which is caught from a clear stream in Tochigi prefecture, People in Tochigi eat it on special occasions, like festivals.

  • Utsunomiya Gyoza (Dumpling)

    Utsunomiya Gyoza (Dumpling)

    "Utsunomiya Gyoza (Japanese style Jiaozi)" is probably the most famous food in Tochigi. It uses a lot of vegetables. You can eat or purchase it at Gyoza restaurants, Chinese restaurants, or souvenir shops in Utsunomiya city.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

Temperature (°C)

Temperature (°C) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

Precipitation (mm)

Precipitation (mm) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

After the rainy season on early summer, it has hot days reaching beyond 30°C in Tochigi prefecture. In winter, It snows much along mountain areas of northwest.

Cost of living

Rent is based on the research by the national rental management system business assosiation, and others are based on the statistical data by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication.

  • Rent


    40,842 yen

  • Electricity


    3,509 yen

  • Water


    2,218 yen

  • Ramen
    (Eating out)

    Ramen(Eating out)

    486 yen

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