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OTHER SCRIPTS: 宇都宮, うつのみや (hiragana), ウツノミヤ (katakana)
Meaning & History
This is the name of a city which is the capital and most populous city of Tochigi Prefecture, located in central Japan. The kanji used are 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."
Utsunomiya is also used as a surname.