Tochigi Prefecture

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Tochigi Prefecture
Japanese: 栃木県
Tochigi-ken
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
[[Image:|130px|Symbol of Tochigi Prefecture]]
Symbol of Tochigi Prefecture
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Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken?) is a prefecture in the Kantō region on the island of Honshu, Japan.[1] The capital is the city of Utsunomiya.[2]

History[change | change source]

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

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

Geography[change | change source]

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

National Parks[change | change source]

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

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

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

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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[change | change source]

Media related to Tochigi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons