Experiences

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  • Eat Your Way Through the Gyoza City

    Eat Your Way Through the Gyoza City

    With over 300 gyoza restaurants in the city, Utsunomiya is the perfect place to sample a wide variety of gyoza!

    1. City Center

    2. Food

    3. Alone, Group

  • Sip Cocktails in the “City of Jazz”

    Sip Cocktails in the “City of Jazz”

    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 national cocktail competition champions shaking up delicious drinks.

    1. City Center

    2. Nightlife

    3. Alone, Group

  • Visit the Futaarayama Shrine & Old Shinohara Family House

    Visit the Futaarayama Shrine & Old Shinohara Family House

    A quick 5-minute walk from the JR Station, the Old Shinohara Family House gives you a beautiful look into Japan’s recent past.

    1. City Center

    2. History&Culture

    3. Alone, Family

  • Rent a Bike and Explore Utsunomiya’s Castle Ruins Park

    Rent a Bike and Explore Utsunomiya’s Castle Ruins Park

    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 Park or the Orion Dori shopping area.

    1. City Center

    2. Activities

    3. Family, Group

  • Take a Step Back in Time at Oya History Museum

    Take a Step Back in Time at Oya History Museum

    Oya stone has a vast and varied history. Take a tour of the old mine, where you’ll find that history is written on the walls.

    1. Oya Area

    2. History&Culture

    3. Alone, Family, Group

  • Connect to Japan’s Spiritual History at Ooyaji Temple

    Connect to Japan’s Spiritual History at Ooyaji Temple

    Ooyaji Temple is said to have been founded in 810 by the famous priest, Kukai (Kobo Daishi). Senju Kannon, a four-meter tall statue carved directly into the rock face, is the main statue associated with Ooyaji Temple.

    1. Oya Area

    2. History&Culture

    3. Alone, Group

  • Go Deep with OHYA UNDERGROUND Tours

    Go Deep with OHYA UNDERGROUND Tours

    OHYA UNDERGROUND is a passion-project of four local business owners, designed to allow visitors to experience wild, abandoned sections of the defunct stone mining operation in the Oya Area.

    1. Oya Area

    2. Activities

    3. Alone, Group

  • Relax in the Bamboo Forest at Wakayama Farm

    Relax in the Bamboo Forest at Wakayama Farm

    For three generations, the Wakayama family has grown and maintained this bamboo forest in the northern part of the Kanto Plain. Comparable to Arashiyama, Kyoto’s famous bamboo grove, Wakayama Farm offers a tranquil escape suitable for guests of all ages.

    1. Oya Area

    2. History&Culture

    3. Family, Group

  • Experience the Ever-Changing Menu at OHYA FUN TABLE

    Experience the Ever-Changing Menu at OHYA FUN TABLE

    OHYA FUN TABLE focuses on using seasonal, local ingredients with a menu that changes every two to three weeks. Each plate of food served at OHYA FUN TABLE is thoughtfully prepared and immaculately presented, ensuring that every dish looks as beautiful as it tastes.

    1. Oya Area

    2. Food

    3. Family, Group

  • Have an Up-Close Animal Encounter at Utsunomiya Zoo

    Have an Up-Close Animal Encounter at Utsunomiya Zoo

    Utsunomiya Zoo has 90 species of animals on display and offers opportunities to feed and interact with many of them. While you’re here, you can also enjoy amusement park rides, which are suitable for children ages two and older.

    1. Oya Area

    2. Activities

    3. Alone, Family