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Futaarayama Shrine

二荒山神社
Affectionately called “Dear Futaara”, the shrine is positioned in the heart of the city. Its foundation dates back to the ancient das about 1,600 years ago. Known as the symbol watching over the city, the shrine is flooded with citizen in the New Year period, shortly after childbirth, and at the November festival for children aged 3, 5 and 7. Also held at the shrine are daily morning offerings of fruits and vegetables to gods, monthly festivals, and other seasonal events. At night, the Bamba Square at the foot of the stone steps offers regular events, when the illuminated Torii entrance and Jinmon gate deliver the charm and energy from this city center.

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Tagesan Fudoson

多気山不動尊
Located on the side of Mt.Tage, the temple was formerly the site of the mountain castle owned by the Utsunomiya family who ruled the area. The site is currently lined with teahouses looking over the city.

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Hachimanyama Park

八幡山公園
Located in the central part of Utsunomiya, the park commands a panoramic view of the city from the Utsunomiya Tower. Other attractions include large compound play equipment, the Adventure U go-carts, and animal houses, all of which will entertain not only kids but also adults. Planted with about 800 cherry trees and 5,000 azaleas on the natural hilly landscape, the park is prized as one of the best cherry blossom viewpoints for citizens in search of comfort. In addition, the Adventure Bridge is known for a splendid night view of the town.

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Tochigi Prefecture Central Park

栃木県中央公園
There are four ponds and many old trees, also Tochigi Prefectural Museum.
Many people is walking in the park for thier health.

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Oya History Museum

大谷資料館
The old mining site of Utsunomiya’s specialty, Oya Stone, has now been turned into a historical museum. The exhibition features the long history of the mining since the 17th century, with many documents on display. The underground cavern, covering 20,000 sq. metres, is large enough to fit a baseball field. With a fantastic atmosphere reminding visitors of the ruins of Ancient Rome, the cavern is widely utilized as a location for shooting movies and music videos, as a venue such as concert hall, theatre, Noh theatre, business functions and wedding receptions.

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