From Tsubame-Sanjo to the Sea of Japan. Visit power spots too♪

From Tokyo Station to Tsubame-Sanjo
103 min. by Shinkansen "Toki

Rent a car and head for the Sea!

From Tsubame-Sanjo to Yahiko Shrine
30 min. by car / 13km
To go & see

Yahiko Shrine


Yahiko Shrine, a popular power spot in Niigata, has long been known to people as "Oyahiko-sama" and is visited by as many as 200,000 people each year for New Year' s visits. The shrine grounds are covered with a forest of Shinto shrines, giving it a sacred air.There is a ropeway about a 10-minute walk from the shrine that takes you to the top of Mt. Yahiko.
Data: Yahiko Shrine
Address/ 2887-2 Yahiko, Yahikomura, Nishikambara-gun, Nigata 959-0393 
TEL/ 0256-94-2001
From Yahiko Shrine to Teradomari
20 min. by car / 13km

Fish Market


Teradomari's market street is lined with many fresh fish stores and souvenir shops. Enjoy the Sea of Japan while eating fresh sashimi, squid, scallops, and the famous grilled seasonal fish at the cafeteria.
Data: Fish Market
Address/ 9353-527 Omachi Teradomari, Nagaoka, Nigata 940-2502
TEL/ 0258-75-3363
From Teradomari to Tsubame-Sanjo Forge Dojo
30 min. by car / 20km
To go & see

Sanjo Kaji (Blacksmith) Dojo


This is a rare blacksmithing experience facility where you can experience striking hot iron with a hammer to create a shape. Visitors can experience making Japanese pegs and paper knives made by heating, hammering, and stretching Western-style pegs. Feel like a craftsman, pounding away with a hammer against a red hunk of steel!
Data:Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo
Address/ 11-53 Motomchi, Sanjo, Nigata 955-0072
TEL/ 0256-34-8080
From Kaji Dojo to today's hotel
35 min. by car / 22km

Check in at the hotel


越後長野温泉 妙湶和楽 嵐渓荘

The ryokan boasts rich nature, rich hot springs, and cuisine using local ingredients. Cherry blossoms and wildflowers in spring, fireflies in summer, autumn leaves in fall, and snow in winter.The guest rooms and mountain baths overlooking the valley, which reflects the seasonal beauty of the area, are a true luxury. You will feel the seasons deep inside your body.
Data: Rankeisou
Address/ 1450 Nagano Sanjo Nigata 955-0132


Once the alpacas have soothed you, tonight's main fireworks show!

Departure from the hotel

From the hotel to Tochio
26 min. by car / 16 km

Tochio Frid Tofu


Tochio's abura-age, which is as thick as 3 cm, is well known throughout Japan. It is deep-fried at low and high temperatures to make it fluffy. It's perfect when eaten with soy sauce with green onions and dried bonito flakes~♪
From Tochio to Yamakoshi
35 min. by car / 20km
To go & see

Yamakoshi Alpaca Farm


Yamakoshi Village was hit by an earthquake in 2004. Five years after the earthquake, alpacas were donated from Colorado in the United States. From there, volunteers raised them, and the number of alpacas has grown to the point where there are now two farms. You can feed the alpacas and buy goods made from alpaca hair.
Data: Yamakoshi Alpaca Farm
Address/ Yubu Farm 169 Takesawa-otsu, Yamakoshi, Nagaoka Nigata 947-0204
    Tanesuhara Farm 1978 TAnesuhara, Yamakoshi, Nagaoka Nigata 947-0201
TEL/ 0258-59-2062
To go & see

Rice terraces


Rice terraces that line the slopes of the mountains like a staircase are a beautiful symbolic landscape of Yamakoshi.This beautiful scenery changes with the seasons and times, such as morning fog and sunset, the deep green of early summer, and autumn when the contrast between the cosmos fields.
From Yamakoshi to Nagaoka Fireworks Museum
50 min. by car / 30km
To go & see

Nagaoka Road station


The Nagaoka Fireworks Museum is located at Nagaoka Road station. There is a "dome theater" where visitors can experience realistic and powerful fireworks, and an exhibition room where they can learn about the history and charm of fireworks through exhibitons and games.
Restaurants with projection mapping and a kid-friendly food court are also ideal for family trips. A direct sales shop full of fresh vegetables is also popular.
Data:Nagaoka Michi no EKi
Address/ 707 Kitamachi, Nagaoka Nigata 940-2121
TEL/ 0258-86-7766
To go & see

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival


The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival is one of the three most spectacular fireworks shows in Japan. Originally started as a memorial service for those who died in air raids during the war and to pray for the reconstruction of Nagaoka, it is held every year on August 2 and 3.The fireworks are so large that they cannot be seen from the ground.Many people from all over Japan visit Nagaoka every year to enjoy the fireworks.

Hotel New Otani


Conveniently located just a minute walk from JR Nagaoka Station, Hotel New Otani Nagaoka offers a wide variety of rooms, from standard rooms to superior, large, and suite rooms. Breakfast is buffet style with plenty of local ingredients. Reservations for the dates of the fireworks festival are usually determined by lottery in May each year.
Data:Hotel New Otani
Address/ 2-8-35 Daimachi, Nagaoka Nigata 940-0048
TEL/ 0258-37-1111


Ojiya's specialties are Nishikigoi and Ojiya chijimi

Check out of the hotel

From the hotel to Nishikigoi Village
30 min. by car / 19km
To go & see

Nishikigoi no Sato


Ojiya City is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad as a breeding ground for Nishikigoi.
Nishikigoi are also known as "swimming jewels. The facility, where beautiful Nishikigoi can be seen at any time of the year, has a garden consisting of four ponds and two waterfalls, where Nishikigoi can be seen along with seasonal flowers. Documents on the history of Nishikigoi are also on exhibition.
Data: Nishikigoi no Sato
Address/ 1-8-22 Jonai, Ojiya, Nigata 947-0028
TEL/ 0258-83-2233



Niigata is famous for its soba noodles called hegisoba.Hegisoba uses seaweed called funori as a binder. It is called hegisoba because it is served in a square bowl called a hegi. It is characterized by its smooth texture and elasticity. The beauty of each beautifully arranged bite is also noteworthy.
From Nishikigoi Village to Textile Workshop
a short walk
To go & see

Textile Workshop


Ojiya chijimi has excellent air permeability and moisture absorption properties by producing unique wrinkles, and is characterized by its pleasant and refreshing feel against the skin.
The scene of "Yukizarashi," in which fabrics are exposed to the snow, is a breathtaking beauty that has become a local tradition in this region.At the Textile Workshop, visitors can try their hand at coaster and kasuri weaving. Why not make your own souvenirs of your trip?
Data: Textile Workshop
Address/ 1-8-25 Jonai, Ojiya Nigata 947-0028
TEL/ 0258-83-2329
From Ojiya to Nagaoka Station
35 min. by car / 19km

Return rental car
From Nagaoka Station to Tokyo Station
103 min. by Shinkansen

End of tour

写真提供:三条鍛冶道場 / 公益社団法人 新潟県観光協会


Tour Fee
Per Person
Peak Season(1 room for people) 73,000 JPY~
Off Season(1 room for people)65,000 JPY
Round trip train fare / Bullet train reserved seat / Rent a car fee /
2 nights accommodation (2 Breakfast / 1 Dinner), tax

Sights Information


The history of bullfighting in Yamakoshi Village, Niigata Prefecture, is said to be as old as 1,000 years. Bulls have long been bred for farming and as workers to transport goods. The characteristic of bullfights in Yamakoshi Village is that they end in a draw so that the bulls do not get hurt.


Niigata, a rice-producing region, is home to nearly 90 sake breweries. Famous sake breweries such as Kubota, Hakkaisan, and Koshinokanbai were born in Niigata. At the Ponshu-kan in Nagaoka Station, visitors can sample the sake they are interested in from a sake tasting machine with a sake cup.

Oguni Washi

Traditional Oguni Washi has a history of over 300 years. The raw material is a plant called kouzo, and pure white washi is completed by bleaching it on the snow that accumulates every winter. The washi-making experience is also available, and is recommended for family trips.

crested ibis

The crested ibis once existed throughout the country, but became extinct in 2003. Since then, ibis donated from China have been bred, and now the number is gradually increasing, with chicks born every year. It is very beautiful to see them flying with their bright red faces and orangey-pink wings spread.

Nanban Shrimp

Generally known as sweet shrimp, it can be caught throughout the year, but is sweetest and tastiest in fall and winter when the water temperature drops. It is served not only as sashimi, but also as roe marinated in soy sauce, miso soup made from the head and shells, and many other dishes.