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Kiyotsu Gorge清津峡


In 1862, local people built a hot springs bath at Kiyotsu Gorge; in 1941, the Gorge was officially designated a Natural Monument, and in 1949 it was included as part of the newly-established Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park. It is well worth seeing, both for the beauty of the Gorge and for the spectacular columnar joint rock formations. Kiyotsu Gorge is beautiful at any time of year, but visitors should note that the tunnel that gives access to the Gorge is closed between mid-January and late March.


Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Koide


[Valley Tunnel] 8:30-17:00 (Reception ends at 16:30)

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Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Koide [ map ]

[Valley Tunnel] 8:30-17:00 (Reception ends at 16:30)
[Canyon Tunnel] Closed in the winter season. (Mid-Jan.-Late Mar.)
[Valley Tunnel]
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 600yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students] 300yen
[Pre-schoolers] Free

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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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