Spots in Nagaoka Area

  • Echigo Hillside National Government Park
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    4.5
    83 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Miyamotohigashikatamachi 1950-1
    Occupying an extensive site, Echigo Hillside National Government Park has plenty of fun things to do and experience. This is a nature park where visitors can enjoy the beautiful flowers and scenery (which changes with the seasons), experience life in a Satoyama (traditional community-managed forest) habitat, and learn about the different plants and animals that have evolved in concert with human agricultural activity. Visitors can eat in the Rest House, or enjoy an outdoor barbecue. Echigo Hillside National Government Park is located around 10-minute drive from the Nagaoka Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Tulips in spring, roses in early summer, cosmos flowers in autumn- this park is beautiful all year round and worth visiting multiple times. Before you come, make sure to check the website and find...

  • Teradomari Fish Market Street (Sakana no Ameyoko)
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Teradomarishimoaramachi
    A street situated along a National Route in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture lined with seafood and souvenir shops popularly known as Sakana no ameyoko. Filled with the cries of merchants selling their wares, the street bustles with tourists seeking fresh, local ocean delicacies. Here you’ll a wide selection of seafood sold at delightfully reasonable prices, from seasonal items like sweet shrimp, squid, Japanese amberjack, horse mackerel, and sea bream, to high class selections like famed crimson snow crab and blackthroat seaperch. You’ll also be able to enjoy an abundance of dishes prepared with seafood from the Sea of Japan, such as hamayaki grilled fish and seafood rice bowls.
  • Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Senshu 3-278-14
    This is an art museum opened in Nagaoka City, Niigata prefecture in 1993. It collects and exhibits art works from Niigata, Japan and around the world. There is a collection of about 6,000 artworks mainly focusing on the “Taiko Collection” of the current Taiko Bank as well as contemporary art from the Meiji period, 19th century Western art and artworks by Niigata local artists. Aside from the permanent exhibition, collection exhibitions and special exhibitions, as well as workshops where visitors can enjoy art casually, are held at the museum.

    I visit this museum mostly during the projected events such focusing Japanese traditional painters in Meiji Period, etc. The collections of this museum are in variety from Europe through Japan...

  • Teradomari Aquarium
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Teradomarihanatate 9353-158
    Teradomari Aquarium showcases the fish that live in the Sea of Japan. Besides the live specimens in the Aquarium, there are also fascinating displays about other natural creatures, including seabirds such as seagulls and kittiwakes, many different types of seaweed and small fish species, etc. The first to third floors of the Aquarium have approximately 10,000 fish belonging to around 400 different species from all over the world; visitors can watch the fish being fed. Teradomari Aquarium is located around 35-minute walk from the Nakanoshima Mitsuke Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.

    We arrived to go to the Teradomari market a little early so we decided to check out the aquarium nearby. It is very reasonable at ¥700 for adults and 450 for our teenager. Lots of different marine...

  • Roadside Station Ryokan no Sato Washima
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Shimazaki 5713-2
    A roadside station situated along National Route 116 in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture. The facility has a route information terminal useable 24 hours a day, community center, art zone consisting of two art museums, and more. The Motenashiya community center, a former old private home moved to the site, serves local dishes such as dango-jiru soup and Ryokan musubi rice balls. There’s also a shop corner selling local specialty and agricultural products. The Ryokan no Sato Art Museum presents calligraphy and poems created by Edo period Zen priest, poet, and calligrapher Ryokan as well as his apprentice Teishinni. The Kikumori Memorial Museum displays sculptures and paintings gathered by Yoshio Kikumori.

    地元の美味しいものが沢山ありました。お米は新米!珍しいガンジー牛乳のソフトクリームも美味 ピスタチオのソフトクリームが、これまた美味! キバナコスモスが咲いてのんびり、広々。 近くには良寛さんの紹介施設もあり、先を急がなければ、もう少し滞在したかったです。

  • Echigo Izumozaki Tenryo-no-Sato Roadside Station
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Santougunizumozakimachi Amaze 6-57
    A roadside station on National Route 352 in Izumozaki Town, Mishima County, Niigata Prefecture. The well-known tourist spot of Izumozaki prospered as a harbor town with the off loading of Sado gold and silver, it was also under the direct control of the shogunate during the Edo period. In addition to the information terminal, the roadside station also has a tourist information center that sells local marine products and a restaurant where you can enjoy fresh fish dishes while looking out over the Sea of Japan. Visitors will also find the Tenryo Izumozaki Period Museum which introduces the history of Izumozaki, and the Izumozaki Oil Memorial Museum. The tourist spot of Yunagi Bridge is famous for its beautiful sunsets.

    麺にモズクを練り込んだ麺で、どんぶり一面を覆いつくす岩のりとプラスモズクで、醤油味のやさしい味でした。

  • Ojiya City Nishikigoi no Sato
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Jounai 1-8-22
    Located in 1 Chome, Jonai, Ojiya City, Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato is a facility where visitors can view beautiful Nishikigoi (varicolored carp, also known as “golden carp”). Around 45% of all Nishikigoi produced in Niigata Prefecture are bred in Ojiya; these “swimming treasures” have become a famous local specialty, and are highly regarded both in Japan and overseas. Visitors can view Nishikigoi in the park area, and can also see specially-selected specimens in the viewing ponds. There are displays that enabled visitors to learn more about Nishikigoi, and visitors can also feed the Nishikigoi in the viewing ponds.

    錦鯉について、その歴史と、現在の鑑賞用として世界に広く知れ渡るに至るまでの経緯・人々の努力の積み重ねの資料の数々が展示されている資料館である。現在錦鯉には様々な色の組み合わせや模様があるが、それらには全て名前と特徴が存在し、交配による分化の歴史、繁殖に使用される施設や注意点の紹介、高値を付けるための基準など、単に錦鯉の整体だけでなく幅広い情報を知ることが出来、非常に興味深い。 資料館としての規模は...

  • Hotokusan Inari Taisha Shrine
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Iduka 870
    A 10-minute drive from Nagaoka-Minami-Koshiji Smart Interchange, this shrine is beloved by locals of Nagaoka City as Iwatsuka no Oinari-san (the Inari Shrine of Iwatsuka). It enshrines the Shinto deity Amaterasu-shiragiku-hotoku-okami. The shrine is said to have originated when Itete-no-Himiko ordered Mononobe-no-Minowahime-no-Mikoto to build a shrine to Amaterasu, Hi no Miya no Miyashiro, in the Village of Nuna. The stunning beauty of the large vermillion-lacquered shrine building standing on a small hill attracts a large number of visitors from across the country. The shrine also being known as the Rosoku no Oinari-san (the Inari shrine of candles). Because of this, it is said that if someone writes their wish on a candle at the shrine's shinkosai (a festival celebrating the temporary transfer of the object of worship from its main shrine) held late at night each November 2nd, it will come true.

    実際に参拝して、かなり大きく有名な神社と知りましたがガイドブックには乗っていませんでした 参拝時は他に人が居らず、ゆっくりと奥宮まで参らせていただけました 出雲に集まった神様が、出雲大社の後にお寄りになる寶徳山稲荷大社 是非足をお運びいただきたい! 供物は5色の蝋燭です また行きたいところ 年末のお祭りもいつか行きたいです

  • Yamakoshi Alpaca Farm
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Yamakoshitakezawa Party 169
    The Yamakoshi Alpaca Farm is open to visitors between May and November each year. The Farm came into existence as the result of a donation of three alpacas from a donor in Colorado in the U.S.A., who expressed the hope that they might help to cheer people up in the village of Yamakoshi (which had been seriously affected by an earthquake a few years previously). The community of Yubu began looking after the three alpacas. The number of alpacas has grown since then, and Yubu is now a lively area that large numbers of tourists visit to see these fluffy, adorable animals. The Yamakoshi Alpaca Farm is located around 25-minute drive from the Ojiya Interchange of the Kan-Etsu Expressway.

    別の場所に観光に行ったついでに寄りました。山道はかなり険しいですが、到着したところには可愛いアルパカがたくさんいました。100円の餌をあげるとてから上手に食べてくれます。ただ、餌の取り合いが激しくなると唾を飛ばしてくるので注意です。かなり臭いので、、、

  • Roadside Station Patio Niigata
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    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.

    2つの大きな建物がありますが、一方が物販エリアで他方が水害記録を展示したエリアです。 大雨による河川の氾濫が起こった地域とのことで、その時の記録と防災事業について展示されていました。 物販エリアには、肉や野菜など、スーパーとしての品揃えが多かったですが、見附のお土産やオリジナルケーキの販売もありました。

  • Roadside Station R290 Tochio
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Tochiomiyazawa 1764
    Roadside Station R290 Tochio is a central hub for information about all of the site-seeing available in Tochio. There are many events every month, including a Tochio temari-making session held every second Sunday of the month. There is also a mini gallery, in which various organizations have exhibitions.

    とちお名物の油揚げを食べてきました。道の駅に併設するレストランで、基本はセルフサービスです。油揚げは単品もOK、そのほか定食形式や麺とのセットメニューもありました。私は単品で焼き油揚げを頂きました。ふわふわと軽い食感が楽しめました。

  • Roadside Station Nagaoka Fireworks
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Transportation
    Niigata Nagaoka-shi Kitamachi 707
    "In addition to the general facilities, ""Nagaoka Fireworks Museum"" is located at the Roadside Station ""Nagaoka Hanabi Kan,"" where you can enjoy the Nagaoka Festival Fireworks Festival held annually on August 2 and 3 in the dome theater on the second floor. The exhibition room on the first floor offers free games and materials related to fireworks, allowing visitors to deepen their knowledge of fireworks."

    長岡花火大会の雰囲気を味わいたく、信濃川西岸にある道の駅を訪ねました。残念ながら、目玉のドームシアターでの花火大会のフィルム上映は、一日4回のみで時間が合わず、断念せざる得ませんでした。1階の展示室と2階の壁を見学して帰りましたが、三尺玉や打上筒の原寸展示、花火大会の規模感が判るジオラマなどを見る事が出来ました。 越後長岡の逸品が揃うショップの品揃えは、看板に偽りなしで素晴らしく、レストランを含め...

  • Mitsuke English Garden
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    5.0
    6 Reviews
    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.

    新潟から長岡に向かって国道8号を走り、見附のplantの辺りで左に曲がり、新幹線のガードをくぐった所にあります。 隣にはホテルが併設されています。 入場料は無料ですが、その100円程度の協力金が呼びかけられています。 春に行ったので、中の庭園は、色とりどりのチューリップが咲いていました。 変わった形の花を付けたチューリップもありました。 トイレの建物の前にある藤棚が見事で、藤の匂いが、マスクをして...

  • Nagaoka City Yamakoshi Bullfighting Arena
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Yamakoshinampei Party 986
    This arena is about a 25-minute drive from the Nagaokaminami-Koshiji Smart Interchange. Here you can see bull's wrestling with their horns which has been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan. As one of Honshu's unique traditions this bull wrestling is said to have 1,000 years of history. The sight of the one ton fighting bulls clashing together draws numerous spectators cheering, hand's clenched tight, for these brave warriors. Events are held from May to early-November. As this bull wrestling is part of a Shinto ritual the outcome of the bouts is less important, and the strength and skills of 15 handlers separating the strong willed bulls is a sight to see.

    説明役の世話役さんの話が上手で、牛の癖から習性までよく理解でした。 また、各地から集まる牛の獰猛さが競技場に入ったときから伝わってきました。 面白くて、あっという間の2時間でした。

  • Roadside Station Nishiyama Furusato-Koen
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    2.5
    9 Reviews
    Transportation
    Nigata Pref. Kashiwazakishi Nishiyamachousakata 717-4
    A roadside station located in Nishiyama Town, Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture built on the site of an elementary school connected to former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. The facility has a rest space, corner providing area tourist and event information, free drink service, park, and adjoining Kakuei Tanaka Memorial Museum. The Saiyu-kan building, designed to serve as a space for the improvement of Japan-China relations and exchange between the two countries, incorporates elements of traditional Chinese palace architecture. Visitors are free to stroll around the Saiyu-en Chinese-style garden. There’s also a multipurpose hall used for events, concerts, and lectures.

    田中角栄元総理が学んだ小学校跡地を利用してつくられた施設で日中国交回復の基礎を築いたことを記念して造られた施設です。中国の宮廷建築様式の西遊館、中国風庭園の西遊園があります。中国風の空間には西遊記の石像や中国江蘇省から寄贈された釣鐘、九猿壁などがあり、中国文化に触れることができます。

  • Ojiya-shi General Industrial Hall Sun Plaza
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Jounai 1-8-25
    This is a complex containing both industrial and tourism facilities in Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture. The hall has exhibitions, such as a model of the only 48-inch shell in the world, Ojiyasode and Echigo Katakai Indigo Dye, and other traditional woven materials from Ojiya City. There are also items for sale and an experience workshop and gallery, where visitors can learn about the techniques used to make these materials. There is also a Hegi soba restaurant and a shop where visitors can purchase local specialties such as Sasa dango, and Ojiya Shikisai, which is made from five different colors of udon noodles, reflecting Ojiya's famous woven materials. Finally, there is also a hall available for meetings and training programs.

    小千谷縮の着物を身につけて訪ねました。中世に遡る小千谷縮の歴史や、小千谷縮の風合いが生まれるまでの数々の工程や細やかさを知り、勉強になりました。機織り体験日もあるようで、残念ながら外していましましたが、職員の方に丁寧に説明して頂きました。 小千谷縮のショップに、お土産屋さんも充実しています。

  • Kashiwazaki City Museum
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Kashiwazakishi Midorichou 8-35
    Kashiwazaki City Museum is located a 20-minute walk from Kashiwazaki Station on the JR Shinetsu Main Line in the city of Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture. It displays materials related to an extinct Naumann elephant that was unearthed in the city. In the Nature Display Room, visitors can see a permanent display that features actual specimens of insects, plants, and other life forms that live in the area. They can also watch videos about these plants and animals. Another permanent exhibit is found in the Humanities Room, where visitors can learn about local history and folk culture. Another room contains a model of Mt. Yoneyama and its beech forests. There is even a planetarium with programs that shows the stars that are visible from Kashiwazaki on that day, with a theme of healing and solace.

    柏崎駅を降りて周辺を散策にて立ち寄りました。赤坂山公園の中にありました。プラネタリウムもありますが、常設展のみ利用しました米山信仰に関する展示などがありました◯

  • Saishoji Temple
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Teradomarinodumi 8996
    This ancient temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism was opened by Gyoki Bosatsu in the year 733. It is a 30-minute taxi ride from Tsubamesanjou Station on the Bullet Train. Amida Nyorai Buddha is the principle deity of worship here and is normally kept from public viewing except once every 12 years on the Year of the Rat when it is unveiled. Furthermore, what is believed to be the oldest mummified monk in Japan, Kochi Houin is enshrined here which you can see (with an entry fee). The treasure hall contains a wooden statue of the monk and the mummy of a raijuu cat as well as long songs signed by the departed high priest Ryokan, all of which are free to see.

    弥彦スカイラインから少し外れてここへ立ち寄りました。事前情報なく立ち寄りましたが日本に数十体しかない即身仏の中でも一番古い即身仏が安置されています。山間にあるひっそりとしたお寺ですが、歴史ある建造物を含めて一度足を運んでもいい場所だと思います。

  • Nagaoka City Local History Museum
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Oyamachou 80-24 within Yukyama Park
    This local history museum in Yukyuzan Park in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture was built in the image of the castle tower. It tells the stories of the people who were born in Nagaoka and formed the cornerstone of Nagaoka's spiritual culture and played a big role in Japan or abroad in early modern to modern times, and of their achievements. This folk exhibition also displays restored traditional housing, clothing, footwear and household items used in the daily lives of the people in this snowy region. In addition, Visitors can see the view of the city and the plains of Niigata from the castle tower's observation deck on the fourth floor.

    悠久山公園の中の1番高い所にあります。 建物はお城を模っていますが、昔の長岡城とは全く違う造りです(天守閣は無かったそうです)。 階段を昇って2階にて行くと、受付があります。 ここは角櫓という建物だそうです。 入館料は300円です。 走り櫓を歩き、天守閣のある建物には、主に戊辰戦争や河井継之助に関する資料や、堀直寄や牧野家など歴代の城主や長岡出身の偉人などの資料が多数展示されています。 4階の天守...

  • Ryokan Memorial Museum
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Santougunizumozakimachi Komeda 1
    This memorial museum in Mishima County, Niigata Prefecture is adjacent to Ryokan to Yuhi no Oka Park. The museum was opened in 1965 on the 200th anniversary of the birth of the exemplary Edo Period monk, poet, and calligrapher Ryokan. Visitors can view the shaku (ritual baton) and inkstone used by Ryokan, as well as calligraphy from his middle to final years. A short film entitled Tenjo Taifu set in modern Izumozaki Town depicting a meeting between a local girl and Ryokan plays on a loop in the lobby.

    新潟の偉人として知られる良寛記念館へと行ってきました。 子供の頃に読んだ郷土昔話の中での良寛和尚のイメージは、極貧の生活の中でも優しさや感謝を忘れずに皆の為だけを考えて生きた清貧のお爺ちゃん…という雰囲気でしたが、今回、記念館を訪れ、彼の人生の足跡を年表を通して学び、良寛さまの脳内イメージが変わりました。 記念館を訪れ、何を感じるかは人それぞれだと思います...

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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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