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Japan by Prefecture: Tochigi (栃木県)

Japan by Prefecture: Tochigi (栃木県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県). Tochigi Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north of Tokyo. The capital city is Utsunomiya (宇都宮市). As Japan Australia mentioned in last … Continue reading

Visit Nikko!

282 photos in one day is not excessive, is it? (That’s with all the really bad ones deleted, of course.) I’ll admit it, I went to Nikko on 18th April really just to take one photo: The famous “Three Wise Monkeys” (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). But I knew I would find … Continue reading

Daily snapshots (5/9): Nikko

I can’t believe I almost cancelled my trip to Nikko because I was worried about whether or not it was safe/still accessible after all the recent events in Japan. If I had cancelled my trip I would surely have missed not only a wonderful chance to catch up with a good friend, but also what … Continue reading

What would you do with 8 nights in Tokyo?

With about one week left at work, I’ve finally had time to turn my attention to my final trip in Japan. I actually started planning this trip a long time ago, and planned to include the following: Yayoi Festvial in Nikko Kamakura Daibutsu Ushiku Daibutsu Nokogiri Yama (more big Buddhas) Studio Ghibli Museum Ueno Zoo … Continue reading