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The cherry blossoms in Utsunomiya will bloom soon

In Utsunomiya, the Kawazu cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late February, and the Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late March. There are several famous cherry blossom viewing spots, such as Hachimanyama Park, the Shinkawa cherry blossom avenue, and the Nikko-kaido Road cherry blossom trail. Come visit and enjoy the view!
Check this link for this year’s cherry blossom information



Japan Cup Cycle Road Race in Utsunomiya held!

The “2023 Japan Cup Cycle Road Race in Utsunomiya” will be held in Utsunomiya City on October 13th (Fri), 14th (Sat) and 15th (Sun).
This year marks the 30th anniversary, and a variety of events will be held to liven things up! This 3-day Japan Cup is an annual bicycle festival that is the pride of the “Bicycle City Utsunomiya,” where not only races, but also various events will be held. This is a real road race where you can see the serious competition of the world’s top cyclists up close. Please come and check it out!


The Furusato Miya Festival held !

The Furusato Miya Festival will be held on August 5 (Sat) and 6 (Sun) on the main street and surrounding streets of central Utsunomiya City.
There will be lots of unique Japanese culture and events, including mikoshi (portable shrine) procession, a musical performance by a hayashi, Japanese drums, Odori dancing, Yosakoi dancing, and more!
On August 6 (Sun), festival-goers can try carrying the mikoshi shrine.
Come check it out the festivities at Bamba Plaza and Orion Square (subvenues) from 12 pm, and the main event on the main street from 4:30 pm.


COVID-19 and Safety Updates

In Utsunomiya city, we are fully implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please enjoy your visit to Utsunomiya and follow these steps to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

・Please wear a facial mask and wash your hands thoroughly.
・Please maintain social distancing
・If you are not feeling well, please postpone your plans until you are feeling better.

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Utsunomiya in Numbers

  • 1

    Number one ranking city in Japan for Gyoza consumption.

  • 4

    The number of the bartenders from Utsunomiya who've won the 'National Bartender Skills Competition'.

  • 144.2km

    The distance of the 'Japan Cup Cycle Road Race' in Utsunomiya.