Nestled between Tokyo and Nikko, Utsunomiya is a mid-sized city with historical roots and vibrant nightlife. Spend the day exploring cultural sights, taste a pan-fried dumpling in the gyoza capital of Japan, and enjoy an evening watching live jazz performances while sipping cocktails. All this and more waits for you in Utsunomiya – just one hour from Tokyo by train!
Just outside the center of Utsunomiya city is Kogashi Fruit Park which takes great pride and cares with their orchard operations and each season’s […]
In the rural Japanese countryside, Inoue Seikichi Sake Brewery is the perfect destination for a sunny day. Visitors can meet the 5th generation ow […]
Just a short 5 minute walk from the JR Utsunomiya Station, a friendly local by the name of Soga Takeuchi is prepared to share all of the knowledg […]
With over 300 gyoza restaurants in the city, Utsunomiya is the perfect place to sample a wide variety of gyoza!
As the hometown of the world-famous jazz musician, Sadao Watanabe, Utsunomiya is known as the “City of Jazz.” You’ll also find some of Japan’s nat […]
A quick 5-minute walk from the JR Station, the Old Shinohara Family House gives you a beautiful look into Japan’s recent past.
In recent years, cycling has become a very popular pastime in Utsunomiya. Rent a bike at Miya Cycle Station and visit Utsunomiya’s Castle Ruins Pa […]