Discover Joetsu

Michi no Eki Arai (Roadside Station Arai ) !!

Do you know Michi-no-Eki?  Michi-no-Eki Offical Website explains it as below. Michi-no-Eki  is a roadside rest area for those driving across Japan. Michi-no-Eki are located along national highways and provide free parking space, restrooms, snd regional and torist information for road travellers. There are currently over 1,000 locations thoughtout Japan. There are 39 Michi-no-Eki in Niigata […]

Legend of Kappa in Ogata region !!

Kappa is one of the most famous traditional monsters (Yōkai) in Japan. In shintō, Kappa is considered to be a water deity. In Japanese Buddhism, on the other hand, it is considered to be a kind of a hungry ogre. It is said that Kappa used to live in rivers, ponds or swamps as it’s a type […]

One of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan, Naena waterfall!

Dynamic Naena waterfall is located in Myoko City, Niigata prefecture. The travel time by car only takes an hour from Joetsu city.  In this season, you can see a dynamic waterfall made by melting snow. The power of the nature of water and sound will heal you.

Joetsu’s hidden sacred place, Takiderafudo.

It is said that Takada park is one of the most popular sightseeing spot in Joetsu. However, it seems that the fact didn’t apply 90 years ago according to past data. Then where is the place which is the best sightseeing spot in Joetsu area at that time  ? Well, it was the place called […]

⛩Atago Shrine⛩

There is an interesting shrine in Joetsu city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It is  Atago shrine. What is interesting about this Shrine is that statue pairs of oni-damon support the pillars of inner Shrine. Can you see them? closing up ,,,, there you are!!  

A cafe is in Takada park!

See this cute logo on the teacup! This is a sparrow! It’s really cute, is it? When you go to Takada park,  you’ll find Joetsu historical museum. There is a cafe on the first floor of that museum. It is managed by Omoya, which is a Japanese confectionary shop. You can enjoy different kinds of drinks […]

Kuwadori Yuttari-mura

There is the hot spring surrounded by nature!! ‘Kuwadori Yuttari-mura’ needs to go by car or public bus! There’s good Onsen and food. You’ll be healed much and spend nice time there!