Tochigi is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Tokyo, the country's capital, and about 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Chiba.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, usually only offers you a narrow glimpse into the wider personality of a region. So try to set aside some time to enjoy Tochigi 's other cultural and natural attractions. To make the most of your time in the Tochigi area, make the effort to get to Oyama. It's roughly 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Tochigi and is home to the Suga Shrine and Oyama Yuen Harvest Walk. Also, you could try the Soshuji Yakuyoke Daishi Temple and Sano City Museum in Sano. It is 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Tochigi.
If you're staying in Tochigi, don't forget to see Nikko. Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) away, this regional city is where you'll find Shinkyo, Futarasan Shrine and Nikko National Park. If your itinerary allows it's worth investigating Oze National Park, Nikko Botanical Garden and Toshogu before you head back to Tochigi.
Savvy travelers have learned that a great way to get the most from any holiday is to pick up a few useful words in the local tongue. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is Japanese for "Would you like to dance with me?" Or try "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
At the end of your adventure in Tochigi, use the last of your yen on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond Sayōnara (farewell).