Category: Tochigi-ken

Nasu Area – Yanome Dam

Nasu (那須郡) is a nature rich district located in Tochigi Prefecture and is gorgeous due to its forests, lakes and rivers. The Yanome Dam (矢の目ダム) is a hidden gem in the Nasu Area. I discovered this stunning lake by accident after forgetting my bag in the train. I was in...

Utsunomiya – Gyoza and the Futaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiya (宇都宮市) is the capital of Tochigi Prefecture(栃木県) and is famous for it’s delicious Gyoza (dumplings). In front of Utsunomiya Station there is even a Gyoza statue and there are about 200 specialty Gyoza shops spread throughout the city. All the Gyoza shops have their own special flavored Gyoza and...