One-Day "Citizen Passport" Brings Historic, Edo-Era Tochigi City to Life
Often called "Little Edo," Tochigi City is a place to immerse and unwind in the ambience of simpler, bye-gone days, reminiscent of the Edo Period (1603-1868). The Tochigi One-Day Citizen Passport provides perks and discounts making it easy to explore this city on a day trip from Tokyo.
By: Tobu Railway Co. LTD
Tochigi City was one of the most prominent commercial centers during the Edo period, prospering in maritime trade with Edo via the Uzuma River. Today, it is often called "Little Edo," meaning "Little Old Tokyo," because of its well preserved kura (storehouse)
Online, a Sightseeing Guide showcases the major attractions, restaurants, souvenir shops, and rest stops. On the spot, there is a free One-Day Citizen Passport (ODCP) that can be obtained at the Tochigi Station Tourist Information Center, to the right at Tochigi Station, just passed the train ticket barrier. To use ODCP, show it to any of the 40 supporting facilities, and take advantage of these 3 Special Favors:
Museum Combination Ticket: Four participating museums – Okada Memorial Hall, Tsukada Memorial Hall, Adachi Antiquarian Museum, and Tochigi Doll Float Museum -- offer a combination ticket with the ODCP that can be purchased at anyone of them, reducing the total entrance cost from ¥2,400 to ¥1,500.
Getting Around: The ODCP also includes a walking tour map with suggested tour courses, according to the amount of time you have for your visit. The map highlights how long it takes to walk from one site location to the next and the suggested spend time at each site. To speed things up, there are also walking alternatives discounted with the ODCP:
The local people of Tochigi City are honored to have you visit their hometown and will welcome you as their personal guests. Explore Tochigi City with the One-Day Citizen Passport as if you truly are a one-day citizen!
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Tochigi City is just one of numerous sightseeing locales accessible via Tobu Railways. To explore more destinations via Tobu Railways, visit at TOBU JAPAN TRIP: http://www.tobujapantrip.com/
About Tobu Railway Co. LTD
The TOBU Railway Group is a major Japanese corporate conglomerate consisting of approximately 90 companies. Tobu Railways cover the longest operating distance in the Kanto region, leading to numerous tourist attractions, including: Asakusa and TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, famous for world heritage sites and natural hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for their beautiful blooming flower fields; and Tochigi City and Kawagoe, where the atmosphere of the Edo era lives on.