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Touring the Shipping Hub of Shioya

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13. August. 2018

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A brief drive up the coast from Niigata City, Shioya, once a village outside the castle of town of Murakami, is now a storehouse of traditional Niigata culture, now part of a larger municipal entity. The village’s name (literally: “salt valley”) hints at the former industry of the village, and the remnants of other former commercial activity housed in well-preserved historical buildings are worth a look in, including the Nozawa Food Industry Store and the Marumasu Soy Sauce Factory.

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