Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture

栃木県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese栃木県
 • RōmajiTochigi-ken
Flag of Tochigi Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Tochigi Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Tochigi Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
IslandHonshu
CapitalUtsunomiya
Government
 • GovernorTomikazu Fukuda
Area
 • Total6,408.28 km2 (2,474.25 sq mi)
Area rank20th
Population
(May 1, 2016)
 • Total1,969,042
 • Rank20th
 • Density307.27/km2 (795.8/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-09
Districts5
Municipalities26
FlowerYashio tsutsuji
(Rhododendron albrechtii)
TreeJapanese horse chestnut
(Aesculus turbinata)
Birdwww.pref.tochigi.lg.jp

Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県, Tochigi-ken) is a prefecture located in the Kantō region of Japan.[1] The capital is the city of Utsunomiya.[2]

Nikkō, with its ancient Shintō shrines and Buddhist temples, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]

Other famous parts of Tochigi include a region called Nasu known for onsen and local sake and ski resorts. The Imperial Family has a villa in Nasu. Nasu-Shiobara is a major Shinkansen station.

Current map of Tochigi Prefecture
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Prefectural overview

Situated among the inland prefectures of the northern part of the Kantō region, Tochigi is contiguous with Ibaraki, Gunma, Saitama, and Fukushima Prefectures.

The climate of Tochigi may be classified as a humid temperate zone with broad variations in temperature. Winters are arid with dry winds, while summers are humid with frequent thunderstorms.

The population of Tochigi as of November 2010 is approximately 2,005,096.

Located in the center of the prefecture is the largest open plain in the Kantō region. Shirane (2,578 m), Nantai (2,484 m) and Nasudake (1,917 m) mountain are in the northern part of the area. Kinugawa, Nakagawa, and Watarase River originate in this region, which flow across the Kanto plain before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Tochigi is the 20th largest prefecture in Japan with a total area of 6,408 square km.

As of 1 April 2012, 21% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely Nikkō National Park, Oze National Park, and eight Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]

Nikkō Cedar Avenue
Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Toçiqi prefekturası
Bân-lâm-gú: Totigi-koān
български: Точиги
Cebuano: Tochigi-ken
davvisámegiella: Tochigi prefektuvra
Esperanto: Gubernio Toĉigi
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Tochigi-yen
한국어: 도치기현
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Tochigi
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Tochigi
मराठी: तोचिगी
مازِرونی: توچیگی استان
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Tochigi
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Tochigi-gâing
日本語: 栃木県
پنجابی: ضلع ٹوچیگی
Simple English: Tochigi Prefecture
српски / srpski: Префектура Точиги
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Tochigi
Basa Sunda: Tochigi Prefecture
українська: Префектура Тотіґі
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: توچىگى ناھىيىسى
Tiếng Việt: Tochigi
文言: 櫔木縣
粵語: 栃木縣
中文: 栃木縣