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Matsugamine Cherry Trees (松ケ峯周辺の桜)

Place famous for cherry blossoms

This picturesque area in Joetsu was selected for inclusion in a list of Niigata’s 100 most scenic places. Some 1,500 cherry trees have been planted around Matsugamine Pond, an artificial pond dug for agricultural purposes. When the trees bloom in spring, visitors can enjoy the contrast between the pink blossoms and the lingering snows which are a distinctive trait of this region which experiences heavy snowfalls. The sight of the so-called “bucking horse” created by the reflection of the trees in full bloom together with the snows is extremely beautiful, and visitors rave it’s like something out of a painting. In most years, amateur photographers from across the prefecture and beyond flock to the area during this time. From mid- to late April while the trees are flowering, a portion of them are lit up at night, making it possible to enjoy different but equally beautiful scenery in the day and evening.


Niigata Joetsu-shi Nakago-ku Eguchi 846-1 (Joetsu / Myoko / ItoigawaArea)

phone 0255742421

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Niigata Joetsu-shi Nakago-ku Eguchi 846-1 [map]
Joetsu / Myoko / ItoigawaArea
Open 24 hours
Late Nov.-Early Apr.
Walking free
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Available (150spaces)
* Please contact us by phone if you want to use the hotel parking lot.

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          Niigata 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.