Utsunomiya (ōtsōnōˈmēä) [key], city (1990 pop. 426,809), capital of Tochigi prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. A tobacco-processing center and tourist resort, it has industries that produce aircraft, railway cars, and paper. Landmarks include the Peace Cannon statue and the 9th-century Oyaji temple.
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