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  • Sado Island Taiko Centre
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Ogikanetashinden 150-3
    This is a taiko facility where guests can experience a program of the international taiko performance group Kodo, which is based on Sado. Not only are groups welcome but individuals can also make advance reservations to try taiko. The facility has been constructed from Sado lumber, and one can enjoy views of Mano Bay and the Osado Mountain Range from the terrace. This is about one hour by car from Ryotsu Port.

    We toured around the Island of Sado for a 4 day trip when I came across the Taiko centre following some research of what not to miss on the island. They offer 3 sessions of taiko workshops daily on...

  • Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo
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    5.0
    7 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Motomachi 11-53
    Located around three minutes' walk from Kita-Sanjo Station on the JR Yahiko Line, the Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo is a facility where visitors can enjoy a blacksmithing experience under the guidance of experienced professional blacksmiths. The Dojo offers a variety of different courses and activities in which participants can learn about the traditional techniques of Sanjo, a town with a long blacksmithing tradition, including forging, woodworking, and making traditional Butsudan (small Buddhist altars installed in family homes). There are three basic programs available: the kitchen knife sharpening experience, where participants who bring their own kitchen knives with them can learn how to sharpen the knife properly using grinding stones; Wakugi (Japanese-style nail) making experience, in which participants learn basic forging techniques, which involve beating hot iron with a hammer; and the paper-knife making experience, which enables participant to experience a wider range of blacksmithing techniques, including forging, grinding, and polishing. Participants must be in the fourth grade of elementary school or older.

    包丁とぎを教えてもらいました。マイ包丁を持参すると20分くらいの実技指導をしてもらえます。私は管理人さんに教えてもらい、新聞紙をスパッと切れるくらいまで研ぐことができました。予約が必要ですが、当日でもなんとかなるようです。 釘からペーパーナイフを作るコースもあるそうです。今度はそちらも試そうと思います。

  • Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Nishimikawa 835-1
    A hands-on museum built on the site of the former Nishimikawa Gold Mine in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture. Mentioned in the Konjaku monogatarishu, a collection of stories dated to the end of the Heian period, this ancient and historic mine even helped fund the war efforts of Uesugi Kenshin, a historic figure. The museum presents a variety of materials relating to gold and gold mining in its exhibition rooms and theater. There’s also a museum shop. The museum lets visitors try panning for gold and participants can take home the gold dust they find stored in a keychain or pendant.

    Must try the gold panning. It was something on our bucket list. The staff were very helpful. We will definitely visit again

  • Kitsune no Yomeiri Yashiki
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Higashikambaragunagamachi Tsugawa 3501-1
    This is a tourist facility in Tsugawa, Aga, Higashi Kanbara, Niigata Prefecture, famous for kitsunebi (floating orbs of light). Every year on the third of May exhibitions and local souvenirs on the theme of “Tsugawa Fox’s Marriage Procession” are displayed and sold. “Tsunagawa Fox’s Marriage Procession” is an event where the bride imitates the movements of a fox while walking along a night road, reproducing marriage processions of the Edo period. Inside the hall visitors can see a reproduction diorama, enjoy making a fox mask and a fox makeup experience.

    麒麟山温泉♨️に泊まった際に行ってみました。 見どころは入口脇の狐の嫁入り像と中に展示してある狐の嫁入り行列の人形です。 二階は過去のポスターや花嫁衣装など… 阿賀野川の景色が見えて良かったですよ♪

  • Daigenta Kobo
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Tsuchidaru 6399-1
    Daigenta Kobo is an experiential learning facility located along Prefectural Route 457 in Tsuchidaru in the town of Yuzawa, Uonuma County. Visitors can try their hands at making soba noodles with local Yuzawa buckwheat flour ground in-house, Anpo (a dish made with rice flour), Sasa Dango (mochi cakes with red bean paste, wrapped in a leaf), Chimaki (steamed dumpling wrapped in a leaf), miso, or konnyaku. Afterwards, visitors may eat what they have made inside the building. Daigenta Kobo can accommodate groups of up to 50 (depending on the food in question). The grounds of the building contain allotment gardens, and applications are accepted when a vacancy occurs.
  • Najomon
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nakauonumaguntsunanmachi Shimofunato Otsu 835
    Najomon is an experiential learning center located in Tsunan Town, Nakauonuma County. It offers a wide range of experience activities, including opportunities to try your hand at making stone tools, making fire, harvesting grain or collecting medicinal plants, etc. Through these activities and through the center’s thematic exhibitions, visitors can learn about life in the Jomon era. Najomon also has a “Jomon Village” with authentic Jomon-style pit dwellings, as well as fields, an area of natural forest, and a range of other outdoor facilities.

    津南のヒマワリ広場のヒマワリの高さに比べると背の高いヒマワリだが、混雑がなく、良かった。ヒマワリの数もヒマワリ広場より多い。難点は、ヒマワリの高さが高い。子どもたちは、花が見えない。〔いずれも、子どもには高いけど〕空いてて寂しいくらい。 また、ひょうたん畑も隣接してる。

  • Niigata Senbei Oukoku
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Kita-ku Nizaki 2661
    Senbei Oukoku (“Rice Cracker Kingdom”) is a tourist facility with multiple attractions located on Prefectural Route 27 in Niizaki, Kita Ward Niigata City. There is an experiential activity center where visitors can try their hand at decorating senbei (rice crackers) or making “Baka-uke” senbei, etc., tours of the factory where visitors can see how senbei are made, a senbei tasting area, and a shop selling limited-edition “Baka-uke” senbei, “Baka-uke” branded goods, etc. The café offers a menu that includes “Senbei Soft-serve Ice Cream” (with soft-serve ice cream sandwiched between two senbei crackers), “Baka-uke Croquettes,” which are potato croquettes in the shape of a “Baka-uke” senbei cracker, “Rice Flour Curry Bread,” etc.

    The Senbei Kingdom - or the Niigata Senbei Okoku - is a showcase for the Kuriyama Beika group, perhaps most famous for their Bakauke rice crackers. The site offers visitors a chance to create their...

  • Biidoro Handmade Glass
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    Nigata Pref. Shibatashi Tsukioka 1109
    This handmade glass workshop has a shop located to the northwest of Tsukioka Hot Springs. With a reservation, visitors can experience making glass products such as their own original glasses and beads. The traditional blown glass experience program is open to anyone aged 11 and above. For children aged 3 years and above, there are also music box decoration and glass painting programs. These programs can be enjoyed by adults as well as children. The shop also sells specialty souvenirs and Japanese accessories from Tsukioka and Shibata for customers to peruse while they wait.
  • Aikawa Traditional Skills Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Sado-shi Aikawa Kitazawa Machi 2
    A cultural facility adjoining the former Kitazawa Flotation Plant, said to have once been the largest mineral flotation processing plant in Asia. Here visitors can experience Mumyoi ware and Sakiori recycled cloth weaving, two traditional crafts native to the Aikawa Area. A designated National Important Intangible Cultural Property, Mumyoi ware is a type of pottery fired at high temperatures made with “mumyoi,” a mineral-rich clay produced from the Sado Gold Mine which contains iron oxide. Extremely hard, this pottery makes a clear, metallic sound when struck. Sakiori cloth is woven from strips of old cloth using a loom called Nemaribata. The facility’s staff can provide you with attentive, detailed guidance with either craft, making it easy to experience these traditional arts (advance reservation required).

    相川郷土資料館とは駐車場を挟む形でありました。こちらは入場無料でした。展示を見学するよりも、織物等の体験がメインのようです。郷土資料館館と合わせて訪問できます。

  • Himezu Ohashi Bridge Squid Ichiyaboshi Making
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    Niigata Sado-shi Himezu
    A fishing activity center a 15-minute drive from the Sado Gold Mine located in the Himezu area, which boasts the greatest catches of squid on the island. Here visitors can experience surf fishing and preparing squid. Squid preparation activities visitors can try include squid dressing; making ichiya-boshi (squid dried overnight, which enhances and locks in flavor); and making shiokara fermented squid paste, which has a rich seafood flavor. Staff are on hand to provide you with attentive guidance, ensuring even those who have never handled a squid before will have fun. Rod rentals are provided for shore fishing in the island’s clear blue waters, meaning there’s no need to haul your own.
  • Sanpoku Nariwai no Sato
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    Niigata Murakami-shi Yamakumata 325
    This activity center is in Yamakumada hamlet, near the Yamagata prefecture border. You can try out nariwai, traditional local industries. Inside, they carry on the 1,200 year tradition of weaving shina-nuno, cloth made from the bark of Japanese linden trees, offering an up-close taste of the history and attraction of this ancient fabric. In addition to actual hand-woven shina-nuno, they also offer a chance to try craft industries like Akusasamaki, a method of wrapping rice in golden bamboo leaves treated with lye that is unique to this area (reservations required for all activities).
  • Tanakaya Main Store Minato Workshop
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Yanagishimacho 1-2-3

    地元の2強メーカーのひとつ、田中屋さんの商品や製造過程など、笹団子のすべてを満喫できる施設です。笹団子にこんなに色んな具?があるなんて知りませんでした!

  • kadodewashi koshinokigami Work
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Kashiwazakishi Takayanagichoukadoide 2862 Takashi of raw paper workshop
  • Sado Gashimahatu Kozawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Tamasaki Otsu -4
  • Fureai House Ushiozu no Sato
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Niigata Sado-shi Senago 38

    真野湾を一望できる広場でBBQとキャンプファイヤーを行いました。 夏場はこの広場でキャンプができます。 使用料を支払えば、調理道具やBBQ機材を使用できます。手ぶらでも事前に予約しておけば食材は用意してくださるそうです。 GWの利用だったので料金は一律か分かりませんが、今回は下記費用でした。 広場使用料 6000円 調理場使用料 6000円 調理道具使用料...

  • Himedu Ohashikanriuneiinkai
    Shopping
    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Himedu 365
  • Isawawashi Workshop keyaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Inubuse 143
  • Yatsunagawa campus
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Murono 576
  • Daizukakoutaikenshisetusasakami
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Aganoshi Murasugi 3946-156
  • Nono Sta. aguratte Nagaoka
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Suyoshimachi 3670

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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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