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...more
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...more
good value. no space wasted. right across from train station and very accessible. Staff is very...more
Convenient (for us) location was within walking distance to train and bus stations, shrines and...more
3-5-12 Ekimaedori, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, 321-0964, Japan
Good for: Couples
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...more
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,...more
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....more
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
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
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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...more
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...more
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.