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Takada Castle

If castles fascinate you, then Takada Castle (Takada-jo) in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, is well worth its 300 yen admission fee. ...

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Gosen City Tulip Festival

Be greeted by the sight of 1.5 million tulips when you step into Gosen’s Sumoto region in Niigata Prefecture. Springtime in tulip ...

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Tokamachi Kimono Festival

If you are a kimono enthusiast, Tokamachi is the place for you. Located in Niigata Prefecture, it is famous for high-end textiles ...

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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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