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Tochigi Prefecture
Japanese: 栃木県
Map of Japan with Tochigi highlighted
Capital Utsunomiya
Region Kantō
Island Honshū
Governor Tomikazu Fukuda
Area (rank) 6,408.28 km² (20th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population  (January 1, 2003)
 - Population 2,011,313 (20th)
 - Density 314 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 31
ISO 3166-2 JP-09
Website English web site
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Yashio tsutsuji
(Rhododendron albrechtii)
 - Tree Japanese horse chestnut
(Aesculus turbinata)
 - Bird Blue-and-white Flycatcher
(Cyanoptila cyanomelana)
 - Fish
Symbol of Tochigi Prefecture
Symbol of Tochigi Prefecture
Flag of Tochigi Prefecture.svg

Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 290: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value). is a prefecture in the Kantō region on the island of Honshu, Japan.[1] The capital is the city of Utsunomiya.[2]


Tochigi was made from the lands of Shimotsuke Province.[3]

There is a World Heritage Site in Nikkō. It is called Nikko Toshogu.


Tochigi shares borders with Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, and Fukushima Prefecture.

National Parks

National Parks are in about 21% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples

Futarasan jinja and Futarayama jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). " Tochigi prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 967; "Kantō" at p. 479.
  2. Nussbaum, "Utsunomiya" at p. 1019.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture". Retrieved 2012-3-14.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2. Retrieved 2012-3-14.

Other websites

Media related to Tochigi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons