Japan is a long and narrow chain of islands extending from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Given it extends over a great distance, the climate and attitudes of the people in each prefecture are different. If you compare the characteristics of each prefecture, especially the local food tastes and culture, you will find many differences. This series of articles is a bit different in that we hope it will help you to understand a given prefecture better in order to make your trip smoother. In this 11th Volume, we are going to take a light-hearted look at Tochigi Prefecture, famous for Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Ashikaga Flower Park.