Utsunomiya Travel Guide

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    Bronco-san on the entry floor of Bronco...
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Utsunomiya Things to Do

  • JR Station

    I was in Utsunomia twice, once on my way to Nikko, and second on my way to Kuroiso. I found that the main level is PACKED with places to buy food. There are vending machines, stands, even grocery stores! including the common Newdays Mini. Outside, you will see the river that runs by. If you have seen FLCL, it looks like the one in the ending...

  • Window Shopping on Orion Dori

    If you happen to make it to Utsunomiya sometime in your life then a walk on Orion Dori (Street) is a must. It is especially fun when there is a festival or when there are open concerts. Personally shopping has never been one of my favorite activities but Orion Dori is a great place to see and be seen by people.*Warning beware of people riding their...

  • Entrance of Holy Canon

    Entrance of Holy Canon, sorry, I can't show you the pic of 1200 years old Canon because I wasn't allow to do so.. Please come yourself!

  • a few more steps,

    Not far from the stone Canon Statue, they lays another oldest Canon Statue built at 780BC (1200 years or more) is a must visit spot.

  • 2M vs 75m

    Myself as tall 2m, stand infront of the Canon. From the pic, you can imagine how big the stone Canon Statue is.

  • 75m Canon Statue

    Utsunomiya; a city of light, a city of holy. With its most famous Canon statue 75m, believes is the biggest in the region, ais worth to have a look.


Utsunomiya Hotels

  • Hotel New Itaya

    Convenient (for us) location was within walking distance to train and bus stations, shrines and...

  • Richmond Hotel Utsunomiya Ekimae

    3-5-12 Ekimaedori, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, 321-0964, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Chisun Inn Utsunomiya Kanuma

    3020-1 Tsurutamachi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, 320-0851, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Utsunomiya Restaurants

  • Home of the Giant Shrimp

    Although the exterior of the restaurant give the impression that it is small, upon entering guests are greeted by a surprisingly large dining area with extremely high ceilings and spacious seating areas. The interior reminds me of an old ski lodge with its large exposed wooden beams and exposed brick. Japanese pottery from Mashiko is also on...

  • Affordable Wa Shoku

    My wife and I love Nojiri. We try to reserve one of the small private "tatami" rooms whenever we dine there. It is like eating at a Japanese "onsen" Spa Resort except no hot spring, but the food is just as good. We usually choose one of the full course selections on the menu. They include a salad, sashimi dish, beef dish, tempura dish, miso shiru,...

  • Ramen with a "kick"

    A typical Japanese Ramen Shop. Lunch and Dinner are usually crowded. The sounds of the food preparation and customers along with the wonderful smells from the kitchen make this and virtually all ramen shops in Japan a true pleasure.*Open 11am ~ 10:30 daily*Closed Thurs.*Cash only, No credit cards accepted The house specialty is the Edoko Ramen....


Utsunomiya Nightlife

  • by lgholson Written Aug 8, 2011

    Bronco bar provides great atmosphere, good western music, and a great whiskey selection. Bronco-san is a most gracious host.

    028-635-9162 11:30am - 2:00pm
    6:00pm - 0:00am
    Closed:Sun, Holiday
    2-1-4 Odori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, Japan
    Good western interior. Live music on weekend.

    Dress Code: jeans preferred, business dress ok

    more western themed saloons and eateries

    Bronco-san on the entry floor of Bronco bar
    Related to:
    • Music
    • Beer Tasting
    • Business Travel

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Utsunomiya Transportation

  • Car

    Utsunomiya, the biggest city in Tochigi-ken, about an hour and the half by car. Is the most popurlar weekend day trip for young couple.

  • Take airport bus, named...

    Take airport bus, named Maronnier, from Narita Airport or Shinkansen from Tokyo Station or trains from Ueno Station.

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Utsunomiya Shopping

  • Shopping Festival

    Tobu is a major department store chain in Japan. Occasionally there are special festivals. This one is a Hokkaido festival. Food and other things from Hokkaido are sold on the 5th floor in the festival area. Hokkaido specialties such as crab, scallops, salmon, miso-ramen. Of course going to Hokkaido in person would be better but this is the next...

  • Fresh Roasted Chestnuts Shop

    This shop sells only one thing, fresh roasted chestnuts. How it has been able to stay in business so long is a mystery to me, but it has been a fixture in Utsunomiya for a very long time. Fresh Roasted Chestnuts 500yen ~

  • Neighborhood Bakery

    This is a nice little bakery in the neighborhood. This photo was taken at 7:30am which explains why there are so few customers. Usually this bakery is full of people trying to buy the delicious bread, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, etc. as fast as they can. We are especially fond of the scones. The scones remind me a great deal of my mother's...


Utsunomiya Local Customs

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    by o00o Written Dec 29, 2002

    The stone God often made to stand next to a graveyard, this is made to take care of thous has died, keep their soul in peace.

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Utsunomiya Off The Beaten Path

  • 5 Degrees

    The temparature here is well mantain as 5C through out the year. It is a natural fridge for storing beer, wine and food.

  • Building

    The saiz of the cave and becoming bigger and bigger. People dig into bigger for its stone for building concrete wall or other construction.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Utsunomiya Favorites

  • Utsunomiya Jazz

    . Utsunomiya is the birthplace of Japanese Jazz Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, known as Nabe Sada by the people of Utsunomiya. He regulary visits and regularly performs for free on the streets of his hometown.

  • Holy city

    Utsunomiya; a city of light, a city of holy. With its most famous Canon statue 75m, believes is the biggest in the region, ais worth to have a look.

  • Day Trip

    Utsunomiya, the biggest city in Tochigi-ken, about an hour and the half by car. Is the most popurlar weekend day trip for young couple.


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