The season of strawberry picking finally starts this year again! In the strawberry kingdom of Tochigi, there are many gardens offering strawberry picking from winter to spring....
Tochigi Prefecture is located in the northern Kanto region. Its prefectural capital is Utsunomiya.
Tochigi is famous for its historical sites, hot springs, and beautiful nature, and is relatively easy to access
being no more than 1 to 2 hours from Tokyo; all of these making it a popular tourist area.
It is also renowned for producing the best strawberries in the country.
Famous tourist attractions include Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls in Nikko, Edo Wonderland and Tobu World Square nearby the Kinugawa Hot Spring, and Nasu where the Emperor of Japan used to rest in the summer and which produces the most milk in mainland Japan.
The Yunishigawa Hot Spring and Masuko, which is famous for its pottery and porcelain, are popular among tourists and the local cuisine such as Utsunomiya Gyoza and Sano Ramen are gaining in popularity too, attracting many visitors.