Situated among the inland prefectures of the northern part of the Kanto region, Tochigi is contiguous with Ibaraki, Gunma, Saitama, and Fukushima Prefectures. Prefectural capital is the city of Utsunomiya. Tochigi is a rural part of Japan with hot springs, mountains and plenty of hiking.
One of Japan's most popular tourist attractions, the city of Nikko with its famous Toshogu Shrine, is located in Tochigi Prefecture.
To travel between the city and the falls, automobiles and buses take the Irohazaka, a road with dozens of switchbacks. In addition, 400-year-old Japanese Cedars line the famous Cedar Avenue of Nikko for roughly 35 km, making it the longest tree-lined avenue in the world.