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Tochigi's capital city, Utsunomiya, is touted as the city of gyoza, jazz and cocktails. It also serves as the prefecture's central transportation hub connecting to Tokyo and more rural destinations. Most tourists recognize the city as the place where they transfer from the Shinkansen to the local train for Nikko. While Utsunomiya is only a brief note on many traveler's itineraries, it should not be overlooked. This city of over half a million inhabitants has many beautiful parks, delicious restaurants, and a number of shopping malls all easily accessible by train or bus making it an ideal place to live.