Exploring Tochigi with Mio


  1. Nikko Toshogu Shrine:
    Mio visited Nikko Toshogu Shrine and was amazed by its intricate carvings and architecture. She particularly enjoyed the famous “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil” monkeys. “This place beautifully combines history and art,” she said.
  2. Kegon Falls:
    Mio admired the majestic flow of Kegon Falls. “You can really feel the power and beauty of nature here,” she remarked.
  3. Lake Chuzenji:
    At Lake Chuzenji, Mio enjoyed a boat ride and the stunning scenery. “The calm waters and surrounding mountains are very soothing,” she noted.


  1. Utsunomiya Gyoza:
    Mio tried the famous Utsunomiya gyoza, tasting various versions from different shops. “Each place has its own unique flavor and they’re all delicious,” she said happily.
  2. Oya History Museum:
    Visiting the Oya History Museum, Mio was impressed by the vast underground stone quarry. “The underground space is magical and impressive,” she commented.
  3. Hachimanyama Park:
    Mio enjoyed the seasonal beauty of Hachimanyama Park, especially the cherry blossoms in spring. “The whole park covered in cherry blossoms is breathtaking,” she said.


  1. Ashikaga School:
    Mio explored Ashikaga School, considered Japan’s oldest school, and appreciated its historical significance. “It’s a valuable place to learn about the history of education,” she remarked.
  2. Ashikaga Flower Park:
    Mio visited Ashikaga Flower Park during the wisteria bloom and was mesmerized by the beautiful flowers. “The wisteria tunnels are like a dream,” she said.
  3. Orihime Shrine:
    At Orihime Shrine, Mio enjoyed the beautiful view and prayed for good fortune in love. “The view from the shrine is fantastic and it’s worth visiting,” she noted.


  1. Nasu Highlands:
    Mio enjoyed nature in Nasu Highlands through hiking and relaxing in hot springs. “It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature,” she commented.
  2. Nasu Animal Kingdom:
    Visiting Nasu Animal Kingdom, Mio had fun interacting with various animals. “It’s so much fun to get close to the animals,” she said.
  3. Nasu Onsen:
    Mio relaxed in Nasu Onsen, feeling refreshed both physically and mentally. “The hot spring water really warms you up from the inside,” she remarked.
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