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Other Sightseeing Spots in Yuzawa / Uonuma / Tokamachi Area

  • Mikura Bridge
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    Nigata Pref. Nakauonumaguntsunanmachi Kettou In the ground
    The Mikura Bridge is a wooden suspension bridge located in the Ketto neighborhood of Tsunan Town, Nakauonuma County, Niigata Prefecture. It is famous for the marvelous view of the Nakatsugawa River valley that one gets when standing on the Bridge, and also for the beautiful silhouette of the Bridge itself. Known as the Treasure of the Akiyama-go region and as one of the “50 Most Beautiful Bridges in Niigata Prefecture,” the Mikura Bridge was used as a filming location for the movie “Yureru” (“Sway”).
  • Matsunoyama Hot Spring Village
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    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Matsunoyamayumoto
    Matsunoyama Hot Spring Village has unmanned shop sets up in an open square facing the Taka-no-Yu road, Tokamachi City. The Hot Spring Village is what remains of the Uesugi clan's secret baths and is one of Japan's three biggest mineral springs. One of the spring's charms it opens on Sundays and Holidays from April to November every year. Local farmers load up their mini-trucks with vegetables, edible wild plants, and persimmons in the fall and come to squeeze into the square to sell their wares for reasonable prices.
  • Uonuma Skyline Uonuma Observation Decks
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Miyanoshita
    Located a 20-minute drive from Ishiuchi Station at the top of the Uonuma Skyline, this observation deck sits at an elevation of 920 meters. The skyline is a 20 kilometer-long scenic public road between Hakka Pass and Juni Pass known for great seasonal of fresh greenery in spring and summer and autumn foliage in the fall. Visitors to the observation deck, construction of which started in 1967, can see all the way from Shiozawa to Yuzawa. On clear days, it is even possible to see all the way to Mt. Iijisan. The observation deck is also known as the southernmost spot in Niigata Prefecture for enjoying nighttime views of the cities below. It is also a great place to enjoy an overhead view of the night sky.
  • Mikaeri Bridge
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    Nigata Pref. Uonumashi Kamioritate
    Located between Tochiomata Onsen and Oyu Onsen in the Yunotani Onsen Village, Mikairibashi spans the Sanashigawa River. It has been the subject of local songs, and it is believed to fulfill wishes to meet a longed-for person again. It is said that there was once a huge willow tree, called Mikaeri Yanagi, near the bridge. According to local traditions, people returning from the therapeutic baths would think back to their encounters and memories under the tree. It was believed that looking back under the tree several times would bring about a second encounter with the person one was thinking about. However, that willow tree is no longer there.
  • Bokushi-dori Street
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Shiozawa
    This townscape was built around the concept of preserving the history and culture of Snow Country. Its beauty has won many awards including the 2015 Asian City Landscape Awards. This street stretches south from JR Shiozawa Station along Prefectural Route 365 and is lined by characteristic Snow Country buildings marked by their gabled roofs stretching out over the walkways. Walking along you'll think you've slipped into the past with the scenery evoking the Edo period post town imagery. It's the site of various events including the Shiozawa Seppu Snow Festival in February and the Shiozawa Festival in July.
  • Shioritoge
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    Nigata Pref. Uonumashi Kamioritate
  • Muikamachi ainohashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Sakado Land within
  • Oku Tadami Silver Line
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Uonuma-shi

Niigata Main Areas


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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