CASUAL
UTSUNOMIYA

Enjoy Nature!!

@œ ROMANTIC-MURA

@œ Stone Village "OYA"

Commune with Art!!

@œ UTSUNOMIYA MUSEUM OF ART

@œ TOTIGI PREFECTUAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART

@œ TOTIGI PREFECTUAL MUSEUM

Explore Historic sites.


@œ FUTAARAYAMA SHRINE

@œ FORMER SHINOHARA FAMILY RESIDENCE

@œ BRONZE STATUE of BUDDHA of THREE SOYBEANS

@œ THE BIG GINKGO

Just stroll and Enjoy...
How Delicious!!!

@œ COCTAIL IN UTSUNOMIYA

@œ GYOZA IN UTSUNOMIYA

How about taking some home?

@œ SOUVENIRS

@œ SPECIAL PRODUCTS

@œ CONFECTIONERISE-JAPANESE and WESTERN

@œ JAPANESE RICE WINE "SAKE"

It's Exciting and Fun!

@œ FURUSATO MIYA FESTIVAL

@œ HANABI FESTIVAL

@œ JAPAN CUP

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FUTAARAYAMA SHRINE “ρrŽR_ŽΠiFutaarayama jinjaj
This is a good place for you to start in order to get acquainted with the history of Utsunomiya. The City of Utsunomiya has grown and prospered around Futaarayama Woods, and Futaarayama Shrine@Has been the spiritual center of the daily life of the citizens of Utsunomiya to date. People visit @and pray on occasions like New Year's Day and Shichigosan (the gala day for children of three, five and seven years of age). Students go there to ask for help in their entrance examinations. The Shrine was erected about 1,600 years ago to the spirit of Toyokiirihikonomikoto, the founder of Utsunomiya .It used to be called Shimotsuke-ichinomiya, from which, some argue, the name of the city, Utsunomiya had been derived. The treasures of the Shrine, iron guardians dog and a helmet have been designated as national important artifacts. The Shrine is beautifully illuminated at night.

Tennou Festival held in mid-July The festival of located in the compound of Futaarayama Shrine is held annually in July .The highlight is the happy meeting of Mikoshi (portable shrine) and Mikoshi Children. Don't miss the exciting sight of Mikoshis representing each town running up the stairs lading to the Shrine all at once after being carried gaily around the City.

Kikusui Festival held on last Saturday and Sunday of October This is the main festival of Futaarayama Shrine. The image of the god of Futaarayama Shrine, Toyokiirihikonomikoto, is set on a Houren (A kind of Mikoshi), and carried around the City of Utsunomiya.

EHow to get there: From JR Utsunomiya Station, take kanto Bus headed for Sakushin-gakuin komanyu or to tomatsuri via kiyosumi and after about 5 min Get off at Babacho Futaarayama Shrine-mae
EOpen: 5:00`21:00, EContact: Tel028-622-5271 Utsunomiya-Shi Baba-dori 1-1-1