Sano is home to Soshu-ji, a temple famous for yakuyoke, or expelling evil spirits, and is commonly called Sano Yakuyoke Daishi. In recent years, Sano ramen has made Sano popular throughout Japan, and there are about 200 ramen shops in town. Clear, soy sauce-based soup is its signature taste. Sano Premium Outlets has been popular since opening in 2003. You can enjoy shopping in this sophisticated outlet mall at the 180 domestic and overseas brand shops. Tochigi Prefecture is the largest producer of strawberries in Japan. Picking vine-ripened strawberries can be done at Sano Kanko Noen from December to mid May, and many people have fun picking their own.