Utsunomiya city is the capital of Tochigi Prefecture and a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 500,000. The city is easy to commute from Tokyo using Shinkansen.
The robust industrial district in the eastern part of the city which engages in production, research and development projects makes it an attractive destination for many people.
Tochigi is flourishing in agriculture and is currently the highest producer of strawberry in Japan. Also known as the Gyoza town, Utsunomiya city attracts many tourists.