Mooka is located some 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Tokyo, the country's capital, and about 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Chiba.
Don't restrict yourself to Mooka, because this region contains plenty of natural and man-made attractions which await the savvy traveler. Oyama, lies approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the northeast. Here you can visit the Suga Shrine and Oyama Yuen Harvest Walk.
Nikko, is another interesting place to explore. It is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Mooka and offers a great selection of things to see, such as Nikko Temple, Nikko National Park and Shinkyo. Futarasan Shrine, Rinno-ji Temple and Oze National Park are just a sample of the many other attractions in Nikko.
An excellent way to bond with the locals is understanding the language, so before you head to this spot it's a good idea to practice a handful of basic Japanese words. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is a good one to know. "Where's the toilet?" is also useful, so practice saying "Benjo wa doko desu ka?"
Be aware, if you plan to be in Tochigi around the 23rd of December, Birthday of Emperor Akihito is widely celebrated at that time and some attractions may have irregular opening hours.
When it's time to leave this special place, say a fond Sayōnara (farewell) to the people you've got to know and the places you've enjoyed.