Utsunomiya, Tochigi

capital city of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Utsunomiya (宇都宮市, Utsunomiya-shi) is a Japanese city in Tochigi Prefecture on the island of Honshu It is the capital city of the prefecture.[1]

Map showing location of Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefectuure

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[2]


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Utsunomiya" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1019.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

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