Tochigi Prefecture

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Tochigi
栃木県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiTochigi-ken
Official seal of Tochigi
Location of Tochigi in Japan
Location of Tochigi in Japan
Country Japan
RegionKantō
IslandHonshū
CapitalUtsunomiya
Government
 • GovernorTomikazu Fukuda
Area
 • Total6,408.28 km2 (2,474.25 sq mi)
Area rank20th
Population
 (January 1, 2003)
 • Total2,011,313
 • Rank20th
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-09
Prefectural flowerYashio tsutsuji
(Rhododendron albrechtii)
Prefectural treeJapanese horse chestnut
(Aesculus turbinata)
Prefectural birdBlue-and-white Flycatcher
(Cyanoptila cyanomelana)
Number of districts6
Number of municipalities31
WebsiteEnglish web site
Flag of Tochigi Prefecture.svg

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 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-3-14.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Tochigi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons