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Fragmentary infomation about Tochigi (City) and Ashikaga (at present). Townscape of Tochigi, Ashikaga Gakko, Bannaji etc.

Tochigi City - Guide

pinTownscape of Tochigi [栃木の在郷町]



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In the center of Tochigi City remain many traditional store buildings and thus is designated as a historic district by the Government. Some old store buildings have been converted into small museums.
Near JR's & Tobu Line's Tochigi Sta.

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pinShinmeigu Shrine [神明宮]



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Shinmeigu is a Shinto shrine located in the middle of Tochigi City.
Near JR's & Tobu Line's Tochigi Sta.

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pinOhira-san Jinja Shrine [太平山神社]



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Ohirasan Jinja is a Shinto shrine situated on the side of a 345-meter (1132-foot) mountain.

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pinIwafune Jizo-son Koshoji Temple [岩舟地蔵尊]



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Iwafune Jizoson is a Tendai Buddhist temple situated on top of a 173-meter (568-foot) mountain.
Near JR Iwafune Sta.

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Ashikaga - Guide

pinAshikaga Gakko [足利学校]



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9:00-16:30 (-16:00 Oct-Mar); 420yen; closed 3rd Mon of month (open if holiday) & Dec 29-31

Ashikaga Gakko was a prominent school teaching Confucianism mainly but was abolished after the Meiji Restoration. It claims it's the oldest educational institute in Japan, though it is unknown when it was really founded, theories varying from the 8th to 12th century. Many of the present buildings are reconstructions of recent years but some are old.
Near JR Ashikaga Sta.

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pinBannaji Temple [鑁阿寺]



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Bannaji is a Shingon Buddhist temple adjacent to Ashikaga Gakko. The temple grounds used to be where the ancestors of Ashikaga shoguns lived, thus still surrounded by a moat.
Near JR Ashikaga Sta.

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pinButsugaiken [物外軒]



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9:00-16:00 weekends & holidays of Apr, May, Oct & Nov; free

Butsugaiken is a tea garden with a tea house, both of which are constructed in the Meiji Era.
10-min walk from Bannaji Temple.

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pinJonenji Temple [定年寺]



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Jonenji is a Soto Zen temple with well-maintained precincts.
Near JR Ashikaga Sta.

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