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Sasagawa Flow

The Sasagawa Stream Beach in Murakami City of Niigata Prefecture was nominated as one of Japan’s scenic natural treasures (meishou...

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Tarai-bune

If you visit Sado Island someday, you should definitely try riding on a “taraibune”, which are traditional fishing boats that rese...

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Jade Coast

Since ancient days, the Japanese have believed that Hisui, or emerald jade stones, have special powers to protect their owners and...

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Furumachidori 6 Bancho, Niigat...

Furumachidori, which means old town area, in Niigata city seems like a place lost in the eighties. At one end, it is linked to the...

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Echigoyuzawa

Echigo Yuzawa is the start to the skiing resorts in Niigata and is known to be the location in which the book, Snow Country, is ba...

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Takada Park

Takada Castle Park is one of the top 100 Sakura viewing spots in Japan. It holds a night illumination every year and many locals f...

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ピアBandai

Pia Bandai is an area of markets which sell really fresh produces, from seafood, meat, dairy and vegetables! It is nearby Toki Mes...

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Sado Island

Sado Island was a place for exiles in Japan history. It was once a thriving gold mining area. However, compared to the rest of Jap...

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