Motegi is situated 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, the country's capital, and approximately 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Chiba.
Tochigi is dotted with things to do and see, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to lesser known gems. You'll also find Daigo, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Chikusei 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Motegi, why not check out the nearest regional area. Nikko is situated 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions like Oze National Park, Toshogu and Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park. Nikko has plenty to offer travelers happy to hang around here a little longer. Shinkyo, Nikko Temple and Taiyuinbyo are some of the other points of interest sure to delight.
Knowing some handy phrases in Japanese can sometimes be all it takes to transform a simple vacation and a journey into the very heart the Tochigi region. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is the Japanese way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" means "Where's the toilet?"
Birthday of Emperor Akihito falls on the 23rd of December, so be sure to put aside your sightseeing and join in the local festivities with locals.
As your trip ends, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Sayōnara"