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Type Settlement
Usage Japanese
Scripts 宇都宮(Japanese Kanji) うつのみや(Japanese Hiragana) ウツノミヤ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. UU-TSUU-NO-MEE-YAH

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.
Added 1/25/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou