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  • Mount Yahiko Ropeway
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2898
    This ropeway runs approximately one kilometer from behind Yahiko Shrine to the summit of Mt. Yahiko. It is a ten-minute walk from Yahiko Shrine to the base station, and there is also a free shuttle bus between the two. The ropeway was opened in 1958. The summit station can be reached in approximately five minutes, and a majestic view of the Echigo Plains and the mountains can be seen in the distance as you climb the mountain. Additionally, in the summer, there is a Yakei and Hoshizora Cruise (Night View and Starry Sky Cruise) available for people to enjoy watching the sun set over the Sea of Japan and to see the vast Echigo Plains at night. The ropeway is the perfect place to watch the sun setting beyond the Japanese sea and also to see the night view of the Echigo Plains. And in the fall, the autumn leaves cover the mountains, giving the ropeway gorgeous scenery in every season.

    We took the bus in the park to the ropeway kiosk, bought our tickets just in time to catch the next carriage up to the top. Spectacular views across Yahiko and beyond. We didn’t stay to long at the...

  • Mitsuke English Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Mitsukeshi Shinkouchou 6-35
    This English-style garden can be accessed by taking the Community Bus from JR Mitsuke Station to the Sangyodanchi / English Garden bus stop and then walking another five minutes. Designed by garden designer Kay Yamada to be friendly to the elderly and the physically challenged, the garden's plants are maintained by the Natural Gardening Club, a gathering of local volunteers. The garden is a great place to enjoy the beauty of each of Japan's four seasons. The garden also operates a nursery that raises flower seedlings for public facilities and other customers as part of a local greening movement.
  • Yahiko Park (Maple Valley)
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko
    This park is a one-minute walk from JR Yahiko Station. Maple Valley is famous for its autumn colors and the vivid colors of the fallen leaves give the appearance of a classic scarlet bridge (Kangetsukyo). From late-October to mid-November the park is lit up at night, giving it a fantastical appearance much different than in the day. Also planted in the park are azaleas and Japanese irises so you can enjoy the sight of beautiful flowers throughout the seasons.
  • Yahiko Summit Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko Mountain peak 3606-5
    This mountaintop park is a five-minute cable car ride from Yahikoyama Ropeway's lower end station located in the back of Yahiko Shrine. The spacious park, located nine tenths up Mt. Yahiko, features a 100-meter-tall panoramic tower and a restaurant with stunning views. It is popular for its scenic views of the Sea of Japan and the natural beauty of Mt. Yahiko. It is also famous as a spot for watching the sunset and enjoying the nighttime views. Visitors can also ride the unusual inclined elevator located on the park's walking path.
  • Tsubamesanjo
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    Nigata Pref
  • Higashisanjo
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    Nigata Pref
  • Mitsuke
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    Nigata Pref
  • Yoshida
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    Nigata Pref
  • Yahiko
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    Nigata Pref
  • Sanjo(Niigata)
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    Nigata Pref
  • Snow Peak Headquarters Campfield
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Nakanohara 456
    This approximately 16.5 hectare camping ground, is operated by the general outdoor goods manufacturer Snow Peak, headquartered in Sanjo City, Niigata. This grassland, located atop a plain in a hilly region and originally cleared for grazing, is covered with a carpet of green from spring to autumn, and becomes a glistening silver wonderland in the winter. On clear days one can see Mt. Kurigatake and Mt. Sumondake, and myriads of stars at night. In addition to free camping sites, and AC hook-up auto camping, pre-built wood mobile cabins are available. In cooperation with our store, we provide a pre-set campsite plan for beginners.

    管理された都会派キャンプ場。 シャワーも無料で使える。 水場もきれいでお湯も出て使いやすい。 スノーピーク好き、ユーザー、 今後買いたい人は非常におすすめ! スノーピークのレンタルで、お試し可能!

  • Vision Yoshida
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Niigata Tsubame-shi Yoshida Honjo 153-1
    "A training center next to Tsubame-shi General Gymnasium Yoshida, 15 minutes from Makikata-Higashi Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway. In addition to a 25-meter pool where you can enjoy athletic swimming, it has a lazy river pool, a gym with exercise machines, and an all-weather indoor play area. Their popular Chibikko Dreamland playscape has retractable walls so they can open up in the summer for ""outdoor"" fun. It has an earthen floor and you can go outside by passing through a tunnel and going down a slide. Use of the playscape is free of charge."
  • Okozu Bunsui Levee
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Tsubame-shi Gosengoku
    The Shinano River is a large, class A river which has caused flood disasters since ancient times. This levee was built in order to divert a portion of rising waters to the Sea of Japan, thus preventing catastrophic flood damage on the Echigo Plain. This levee was completed in 1922 on a section of the river closest to the Sea of Japan where it makes a drastic turn to the east. Cherry tree planting began in the area even before the levee was complete, and today it has become known as one of the top cherry blossom viewing destinations in Niigata. When the flowers are in full bloom, the trees are also lit up at night, enabling visitors to enjoy their beautiful blossoms in the evening as well. From October through March, over 1,000 swans also migrate and overwinter here.
  • Otogo Shrine Thatched Hut
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Tsubame-shi Kugami
    The shrine office of a shrine subordinate to Yahiko Shrine. The Soto Buddhist monk Ryokan moved into this thatched hut in 1816 after the Gogoan hut in which he had spent his prime had deteriorated with the years and his aging body made it difficult for him to climb and descend the mountain on which it was located. During the ten years Ryokan spent here, his art and calligraphy reached their highest maturity, and the monk produced many great works. The current hut was rebuilt in 1987. A stone monument, erected in 1858, stands on the grounds and is believed to be the oldest extant such monument inscribed with a poem by Ryokan.
  • 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.
  • Yahiko Onsen
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Niigata Nishikanbara-gun Yahikomura Yahiko
    The Yahiko Onsenkyo hot spring village encompasses two source springs - Sakuraikyo Onsen, known for its abundant volume of piping hot water; and Yujinja Onsen, which only began supplying water in 2007. In addition to hotels and ryokan inns, visitors will find a variety of hot spring bathing facilities in the area, including day trip bathhouses and footbaths, each with its own unique characteristics. Yu Shrine, the source of Yujinja Onsen, is located beyond a valley of maple trees reachable from a tunnel in Yahiko Park, the outer garden of Yahiko Shrine. Known to locals as the Ishiyakushi Daimyojin, the shrine is still visited by many people today due to legends about it miraculously curing all manner of diseases and granting the prayers of worshippers. The waters of the alkaline simple spring are said to beautify and remove old, dead skin; grant calm; aid recovery from fatigue and illness; release stress; and promote health.

    弥彦は現在は温泉が2つあり、湯神社温泉と弥彦桜井郷温泉(「さくらの湯」)があります(実はもう1つ観音寺温泉という源泉がありましたが、東日本大震災で湧出が止まってしまい今は使われていません)。弥彦温泉と称する場合は、普通は湯神社温泉を引いた彌彦神社周辺の温泉旅館街のことを指します。 源泉の「湯神社温泉」は弥彦公園内にあります。あまり特徴の無い単純温泉ですがその代わり人は選ばない湯です。 基本的には門...

  • Aozu
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    Nigata Pref
  • Tsubame
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    Nigata Pref
  • Nishitsubame
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    Nigata Pref
  • Obiori
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    Nigata Pref

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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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