Other places famous for flowers Spots in Niigata Area

  • Ippon-sugi Tulip Fields
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Gosen-shi Ipponsugi
    Gosen city, spreading over the eastern side of the Echigo Plain, is the top tulip producing area in the prefecture. But they don't just ship these brilliant tulips, they also hold a special Tulip Festival in the Sumoto area so that people can visit to see the beauty of the tulip fields for themselves. Tulips are a type of plant that can't be raised in the same area year after year due to illness spread in the soil. Because of this there are multiple locations chosen throughout the Sumoto Ippon-sugi area and the venue rotates on a five-year cycle. The best time to visit is usually between mid to late April. The view of 1. 5 million tulips spread out across the fields is truly spectacular.
  • Sado Aikawa Sunflower Field
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Sado-shi Ogawa 2066-1
    A sunflower field that spreads along Prefectural Route 45 past downtown Aikawa City on the way to Senkaku Bay. The golden sunflowers continue on against the blue backdrop of the Sea of Japan. It's a relaxing area with a pleasant sea breeze. The contrast produces different atmospheres throughout the day. The best time to visit is from late July to mid-August. The villagers plant seeds so that they come into full bloom during the Obon festival to please tourists as well as locals who have moved away but come back for the holiday (very common in Japan). Lots of people stop by the side of the road to take in summer scenery you can only see in Sado.
  • Himesayuri Path
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Niigata Sanjo-shi Morimachi
    Maiden lilies, a flower known as “himesayuri” in the local dialect and a designated near-threatened species on the Ministry of the Environment’s Red List, have grown an masse amidst the hills and fields of the Shitada area since ancient times. Takajo Castle Ruins in Mori-machi is particularly famous for its groups of maiden lilies. A hiking course connects the mountain climbing trailhead in Mori-machi with the Takajo Castle Ruins, and many maiden lilies grow throughout this area. The trail bustles with mountain climbers during the peak blooming period from mid-May to early June. The Takajo Castle Ruins can be reached in about an hour, and visitors appreciate the ease with which one can get here when the mood strikes.
  • Ruins of Tenjinzan Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Niigata-shi Nishikan-ku Iwamuro Onsen
    The ruins of a mountain castle standing on the border between Iwamuro Onsen and the Ishize area. The castle’s vast grounds encompassed the entirety of 234-meter high Mt. Tenjin. Just when the castle was built is not clear, but records state the Oguni clan, presumed descendants of the samurai Minamoto no Yoriyuki, lived in it during the distant Muromachi period. A scenic lookout on the mountain can be reached in about 30 minutes walking the mountain trail starting in Marukoyama Park. Beyond that stands the medieval ruins of the castle’s embankment, stone base, and mushadamari soldier stations, preserved largely intact. Walk a further 10 minutes onward and you can get a sweeping view of the Iwamuro Onsen hot spring district. Today, the site is known as a habitat for dogtooth violets, and from late March through early April, the mountain bustles with climbers come to enjoy their beauty.
  • Tsunan Himawari Plaza
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nakauonumaguntsunanmachi Ashigasaki
    Starting with some young famers, the Tsunan Himawari Plaza is filled with about 500,000 himawari (dandelions) across a four-hectare area from late July to late August. A number of exciting events are held during this time, including local street stall events, dandelion mazes, a temporary lookout, and a photo contest. The dandelion was designated as the town flower through vote of residents during the 50-year anniversary of Tsunan town. Approximately 15 minutes by car from JR Tsunan Station.
  • Nakago no Sakura
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Nakauonuma-gun Tsunanmachi
  • Ni Chitose Hachisu
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Futatsuya
  • Senkakuwannohimawari
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Kitaebisu
  • Oyamada Higanzakura Jurin
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Gosenshi Oyamada
  • Gokurakuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Higashikanbara-gun Aga Machi Ryogoko
  • Gomadoyamajisaien
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Minamikambaraguntagamimachi Tagami
  • Tochihirazakurajurin
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Shibatashi Kaiya

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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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