Tochigi Prefecture Is situated to the north of Tokyo in Japan. It is located in the Kantō region and takes just over 2 hours to reach from the capital city. Tochigi is home to Nikkō National Park, one of the most popular places to visit in Japan thanks to the ancient Shintō shrines and Buddhist temples which have seen it become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Cedar Avenue of Nikkō, which is roughly 35 kilometres in length, is the longest tree-lined avenue in the world and gives you some idea of what to expect when visiting. Tochigi is also known for onsen, local sake production and ski resorts, the latter of which becomes very popular in the winter months. However, if you visit Tochigi at any other time of year you can enjoy playing on one of the several excellent golf courses in the region.
Some of the biggest names in golf course design have created golf courses in Tochigi, including Perry and Pete Dye. Pete Dye Golf Club VIP Course Can easily be visited as a day trip from Tokyo or from one of the many towns in Tochigi. In addition to this golf club, visitors can also enjoy around at Nasu Kokusai Country Club, Prestige Country Club and Taiheiyo Club Sano Hillcrest Course.
Each of these golf courses makes use of the tremendous scenery and topography of the Tochigi region of Japan. Expect to see plenty of trees surrounding the golf courses plus lakes and superb views across this stunning Japanese prefecture.