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  • Yahiko-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    265 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2887-2
    Yahiko-jinja Shrine, situated at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Yahiko Village, Nishikanbara County, Nigata Prefecture, is a shrine of the old Echigo Province and even appears in the Manyoshu (collection of Japanese poetry). The enshrined deity, Ame-no-Kaguyama-no-Mikoto, has long been widely worshipped as the god of culture and development in Echigo Province. The impressive shrine building, erected in front of the backdrop of cedar and zelkova forests and Mt. Yahiko, was rebuilt in 1916. The Shida-no-otachi long sword, designated a national important cultural property, and other weapons connected with Minamoto No Yoshiie, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and Uesugi Kenshin, are on display in the shrine’s treasure hall.

    Travel from Tokyo to Yahiko Shrine on 29 Oct, drizzling & quiet town. About 15min walk from Yahiko station, passed by tourist center & some shops, from far saw a red tall torii gate standing in...

  • Okozu Bunsui Sakura Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Gosengoku 4026-3
    This park is on the banks of the Nishikawa River in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture. A huge stone weir that controls the flow of the river is visible from the park. Some of that water is diverted into the park, and there are water facilities that children can play in. There is also playground equipment like swings and slides, and there are nice spots for a rest like an arbor and benches. There are over 600 flowering cherry and other trees that are lit up at night during peak season. The Bunsui Kimono Parade is held during the Tsubame Cherry Blossom Festival on the third Sunday in April.
  • Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo
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    5.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    五寸釘からペーパーナイフを作る体験が出来ます。親切に教えてくれるので子供でも楽しめます。1000円と値段も手頃で楽しいですよ。

  • Kangaku-no-Sato Shitada Roadside Station
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Niwaduki 451-1
    Located in Niwazuki, Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture, this roadside station is built close to Yagigahana, a well-known scenic spot. The large building with red roof is hard to miss. The farmer’s market inside sells local fruits and vegetables, other food stuff, and souvenirs etc. The farm restaurant, where you can enjoy local dishes made with local ingredients, handmade soba noodles, and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet (weekends only), is very popular. You can also visit the birthplace and memorial museum of Tetsuji Morohashi who compiled Dai Kanwa jiten (The Great Chinese-Japanese Dictionary). There is an admission fee for entry into the museum’s exhibition room.
  • Shasaian Hirashio
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 1240-1
    Shasaian Hirashio is a souvenir shop with a café featuring Japanese-style sweets on the second floor, located outside the main gate of Yahiko Shrine. Originally built in 1849 by the shrine carpenters as a traditional farmhouse, the building was repurposed by the German architectural designer Karl Bengs. The eye is drawn to the red pine colored outer walls, the modern interior furnishings, and the black pillars and beams. The first floor features furoshiki wrapping cloths, hand towels, incense, traditional sweets, and other Japanese-style souvenirs, and customers can relax in the tea shop on the second floor, which sells sweets made from ingredients, such as the highest grade of matcha tea from Uji and carefully selected Tamba Dainagon azuki beans. The nearest train station is Yahiko Station.

    弥彦神社の鳥居の目の前のお店です。一階はお土産・雑貨の「ひらしお」、二階が甘味処の「社彩庵」となっています。 社彩庵では宇治抹茶、丹波大納言小豆、丹波産糸寒天、黒洲きな粉、地元弥彦の切り餅など、素材にこだわっているようです。抹茶ぜんざいと栗ぜんざいをいただきましたが、どちらも甘さ控えめで優しい味でした。特に抹茶ぜんざいはふっくらとした小豆の甘味と抹茶の苦味が絶妙でした。

  • Bunsuido Cake Shop
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 1041-1
    Bunsuido Cake Shop is famous for its White Panda-yaki, for which it won 1st prize at the All Japan Sweet Snack Festival in 2010, and which has been featured on popular variety TV shows. The White Panda-yaki, individually handmade by pouring the batter made with rice flour into a baking mold, has a characteristically chewy texture and is very filling. Their most popular item is the Yahiko Musume made with the local specialty edamame for bean paste. The shop also sells Panda-yaki made with custard or chocolate filling, and soft ice-cream, etc. The nearest station is Yahiko Station.

    ここの特徴はいろんな味もありますが きじが餅のようなところです 今度は売り切れていたクリーム味を食べたいと思ってます。

  • Kugami Roadside Station
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Kugami 5866-1
    Kugami Roadside Station sits on the Niigata Prefectural Route 2 in Kugami, Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture. It not only has information on the roads and surrounding area but also serves as a base for tourism in the area. At the restaurant which serves light meals such as soba and udon, cooking events are held using local buckwheat flour and rice flour. There is also a souvenir shop, a free foot bath and a play park for children, making it an ideal place to use for a quick shop on your way home or for a rest.

    3連休を使って行ってきました。道の駅のそばには手まりの湯という温泉もあり便利です。足湯(無料)もありました。一番感心したのはトイレです。とても綺麗で快適でした、洗面所の鏡がステンレスを磨き上げた物だったのにも感心です。周囲は一面田んぼなので犬の散歩には充分ですが、道の駅の敷地内は「犬の散歩禁止」の場所もあるので注意が必要です。夕方に到着したのですが、車中泊らしき車が10台以上停まっていました。夕食...

  • Kappo Oshokuji Yoshidaya
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 941-2
    This restaurant is an eight-minute walk from JR Yahiko Station and is known for serving fresh fish caught from the nearby harbor as well as local sake. The “wappa-meshi-zen” dish, made by bending a thin strip of wood and filling it with rice, fish, salmon roe, and more, is particularly famous. You can also enjoy sashimi made with locally caught fish, broiled “nodoguro,” oysters, and other a la carte dishes are available as well, with the “oban minced squid” being particularly popular. Since it is located on the approach to Yahiko-jinja Shrine, you can drop in before or after your shrine visit.

    イカメンチを注文しました。千切りキャベツにポテトサラダイカメンチが2枚。ごはんは別に注文です。合計で1000円位です。価格の割に物足りない感はありました。

  • Ryugetei
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Sugoro 1-22
    This ramen shop is located a six-minute walk from Tsubame-Sanjo Station in 1 Chome Sugoro, Sanjo City. Picking up on the trend from well-established “Fukuraitei,” they offer the so-called “Tsubame-Sanjo-kei” ramen. In the soy sauce soup with floating oils, the flat noodles intertwine, and onions and chasiu (roasted pork) are served on top. When you want a lot of onions, the “tamanegi chuka” is a good bet.

    燕三条駅前の便利なロケーションです。中華そば中油を注文しましたが、普通のラーメン並みのあっさり具合。大油にしておけばよかったと後悔です。味はごく普通でした。餃子の味もニンニクの利いた平凡な味。欲求不満が残ります。

  • Yahiko-no-oka Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2502-1
    The Yahiko-no-oka Art Museum is situated adjacent to the Yahiko Village Cultural Center within the Shiroyama Forest Park, in Yahiko Village, Nishikanbara County. The Museum holds thematic exhibitions in a wide range of art forms, including Nihonga style paintings, landscape paintings, calligraphy, woodblock prints, etc. The Museum is built on top of a hill that offers superb views of Mt. Yahiko; every season of the year has its own unique scenery.
  • Stock Busters Tsubame
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tsubame City Distribution Center, Niigata Prefecture 2-16
    Created in 2002, Stock Busters is a factory outlet that sells dead stock at prices lower than half suggested retail prices. Every year, roughly 1,000 tourist buses come to this outlet as a famous tourist spot and farmer’s market. The wide selection of kitchen goods, lifestyle items, outlet products, gardening items, etc. is worth a look. Approximately 13 minutes by car from JR Tsubame Station.

    テレビCMで何度か見たことがあり、今回初めて訪ねてみました。 倉庫街(流通センター)の一画にあります。 観光バスの団体さんもいました。 お店ですが、洋食器などがたくさん陳列されており、観光物産店のような側面もあると思います。 包丁やスポーンなど燕の洋食器はもちろんですが、その他の台所用品もたくさん揃えられていました。

  • Koshu Hanten
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tsubame-shi Niigata prefecture Nishiyan 49-4
    A long-established shop of the famous tsubamesanjo style of ramen in Tsubame city, Niigata prefecture. Tsubamesanjo-style ramen features extremely thick noodles, with creamy soy soup made with small dried sardines or seafood stock, and completed with a large amount of park back fat. It’s so popular that people will say “Koshu Hanten” whenever Tsubamesanjo-style ramen is mentioned. They also offer fried rice, curry rice, large-sized dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, beef stew and many wonderful dishes.

    7月に出張で燕三条へ。元祖燕系をと昼に4人で入りました。有名店だけあって10分くらい並んで待ちました。初燕系だけにどんなラーメンかと思いきや。油っこいだけのラーメンで、並んでまで食べるラーメンではなかったです。正直何が美味いかさえわからない。ちょうどテレビ局の取材が入っていて自分たちのテーブルに撮影許可を取りに見えて、困ったけど仲間たちが了解してしまいインタビューを受けました。そこは当然社交辞令で...

  • Yagigahana Onsen Iiyuratei
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Minamimogawa 16-1
    Iiyuratei is a relaxation and sports center where you can a full view of Yagigahana—selected as one of Niigata’s Top 100 Sites. With outdoor baths, after-baths, lie-in baths, magma baths, and nano-mist saunas, you’ll want to come back again and again. It also features a restaurant with Italian dishes made with local ingredients as well as a Japanese restaurant fun for young and old. Approximately 40 minutes by car via Sanjo Tsubame Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    三条から車で1時間弱かかりました。土日でしたがそこまで混んでいることもありませんでした。 天気も良かったため最高の景色でした。浅い川もあったためサンダルもあれば入れると思います。 露天風呂からは岩山が真正面に見え、30分ほどそれを眺めながらボーっとするという贅沢な時間も過ごせました。 川をわたってすぐそこにはキャンプできる空間もあるので次回はぜひキャンプも楽しめたらと思います。

  • Yahiko Sakuraikyo Onsen Sakura no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Fumoto 1970
    The Yahiko Sakurai-go Onsen Sakura Hot Springs are 100% natural hot springs perfect for day trips. You can enjoy a wide variety of baths, from outdoor baths, tub baths, lie-in baths, waist-deep baths, saunas, foot baths, and rock baths. There are 4 options for women’s yukata (robe), so you have a choice. The restaurant has a great selection of dishes that kids and adults are sure to love. Approximately 35 minutes by car via Sanyo Tsubame Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.
  • Tsubame-Sanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center
    Shopping
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Sugoro 1-17
    At the Roadside Station Tsubame-Sanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center, the Regional Products Store displays and sells Sanjo cutlery, and the restaurant Messepia features a choice of cutlery and local dishes. Both are popular. At the Regional Products Store, you can buy souvenirs with that special Niigata flavor, such as local sake, koshihikari rice and Echigo sweets, in addition to western kitchenware and knives. Approximately five minutes by car via Sanjo Tsubame Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.
  • Roadside Station Patio Niigata
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Mitsukeshi Imamachi 1-3358
    At the Roadside Station Patio Niigata, you can do day-camping, or enjoy Kenko Mekke—wholesale marketplace with fresh, safe, quality crops and products from local famers, and Mominoki—an acclaimed restaurant with local cuisine based on local fruits and vegetables which are also shipped to this marketplace. There is a good selection of sides and local sweets as well. Approximately three minutes by car via Nakanoshima-mitsuke Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.
  • Kunigamidera Temple
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Kugami 1407
    This Shingon Buddhist temple is halfway up Mt. Kugamiyama, a 15-minute drive from Bunsui Station on the JR Echigo Line. Founded in year 709 it is the oldest temple in the prefecture. The temple is dedicated to the Amitabha Buddha which is revealed only once out of every 12 years, the Year of the Rat. It is said that Uesugi Kenshin would pray for victory here and that praying here can bring various benefits such as warding off evil, wishes being answered, and safe travel. In 1914 the hut in which monk Ryokan secluded himself during the latter part of the Edo period was rebuilt and it is still open for viewing today. Further legends regarding Yoshitsune and Shuten-Doji surround the temple.

    岩室温泉へ宿泊した翌朝に行きました。 国上山の中腹にある越後最古の古刹だそうです。 歴史を感じる本堂、大師堂、六角堂などが見事でした。 良寛が暮らしたという五合庵も近くです。

  • Fureai Park Temari-no-Yu
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Choushin 7550-3
    This hot spring recreation center is located in the Roadside Station Kugami with a very reasonable entrance fee. After 5 p.m. the fee drops even further drawing many families to the baths. The entrance fee also includes towel rental making this a great place to come and bathe empty handed. There's a large hall that you can relax in for free and pre-booked bento lunches are available. Located at the foot of Mt. Kugamiyama during the fall season you get a great view of the autumn colors from the outdoor baths. Check out Shuten-doji's spring, a free foot bath which is the perfect place to stop after hiking on Mt. Kugamiyama.

    露天風呂もあり、香りをつけたお風呂もあります。お盆やゴールデンウイークなど、混んでいるときは、脱衣室が手狭ですが、それ以外は楽々利用できます。道の駅の脇の道を登って行くとあり、地元の方から、道の駅を訪れた方と、幅広くいます。 利用料金も、5時以降になると割り引かれ、スタンプカードで、サービスも受けられ、大変お得に利用できます。

  • Hokkeshu Sohonzan Honjo-ji
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Nishihonjouji 1-1-20
    Honjo-ji Temple in Sanjo City is the head temple of the Hokkeshu, Jinmon school of Buddhism. It is located directly west of the JR Sanjo Station. It was founded in 1297, by Nichiin, one of Nichiro's disciples, who was himself, a disciple of Nichiren. The current main hall was built in the Meiji period, and the seven magnificent buildings - the main hall, guest house, bell tower, pagoda, Senbutsudo, Banjindo and main gate are all contained within temple compound, covering almost five acres of land. There is also a garden within the compound, called the Sankien, which is maintained by the city residents and the temple's followers. In the fall, the autumn leaves have an almost otherworldly appearance.

    石川 雲蝶の彫刻は波や風が動いているよう。 今回の新潟旅行まで知らなかったのですが、大ファンになってしまいました。 赤い山門は迫力があって美しいです。

  • Yahiko Park
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 667-1
    This park is located just outside the JR Yahiko Station, and covers an area of 160,000 square meters. There is an abundance of nature in the park for visitors to enjoy, with a waterfall and mountain streams, and seasonal flowers such as azaleas and irises. The highlight of the park is the Kangetsukyo bridge in the Maple Valley, which was modeled on the old wooden bridge. In the fall, the entire area is famous for how it turns red with a sea of autumn leaves, which harmonize perfectly with the red of the bridge. And in the evening, the park is lit up, making it a popular place for tourists to visit. There are also tennis courts and playground equipment in the park, which can be enjoyed by parents and children.

    Drop by this park in end Oct after visited Yahiko Shrine. Both places are walking distance to each other & from Yahiko station. Walked thru' a short tunnel is the park. Beautiful autumn leaves...

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