Sanpoku Nariwai no Sato (さんぽく生業の里)
This activity center is in Yamakumada hamlet, near the Yamagata prefecture border. You can try out nariwai, traditional local industries. Inside, they carry on the 1,200 year tradition of weaving shina-nuno, cloth made from the bark of Japanese linden trees, offering an up-close taste of the history and attraction of this ancient fabric. In addition to actual hand-woven shina-nuno, they also offer a chance to try craft industries like Akusasamaki, a method of wrapping rice in golden bamboo leaves treated with lye that is unique to this area (reservations required for all activities).
Niigata Murakami-shi Yamakumata 325 (Murakami / Senami / IwafuneArea)
- Niigata Murakami-shi Yamakumata 325 [map]
- open everyday (Spring Sunday, Fall Sunday, 11/4 closed)
- Varies depending on experience
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.