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Kaibo Park

Only 400 meters from the coast, Itoigawa Station is the closest shinkansen station to the Sea of Japan. In just about 5 minutes you can walk from the North Entrance of Itoigawa Station to Kaibo Park, whose Japanese name means "Seaview Park." This small park, located on the former site of Itoigawa City Hall, features a large observation deck with beautiful views of the Sea of Japan, Central Itoigawa and the two mountain ranges which flank Itoigawa. In the center of the park, a bronze statue of local goddess Princess Nunakawa looks out across the sea to Izumo, the home of her husband, Okuninushi-no-Mikoto. Their son, Takeminakata, clings to her dress. Along the footpath in front of the park, various stones representing the geological diversity of Itoigawa are on display.

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Fossa Magna Museum

Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark's Information Center. Museum of Jade and the Fossa Magna. Opened in 1994 in Itoigawa's beautiful Miyama Park, the Fossa Magna Museum tells the story of the birth of our planet and the Japanese Islands through mineral samples collected throughout Itoigawa and features exhibits on Itoigawa's jade, limestone, the Fossa Magna, Mt. Yakeyama and more. In March 2015 the museum was reopened after extensive renovations. Visit us and discover Itoigawa's exciting Geological Story, over 500 million years in the making! ●Fossa Magna Museum ・General (18 and older): 500yen ・Under 18: Free ●Joint Admission to Chojagahara Archaeological Museum (5 min walk from Fossa Magna Museum) ・General (18 and older): 600yen ・Under 18: Free ※100 yen discount to groups of 20 or more ※Free admission for guests with disabilities ●Fossil Valley Activity ・300 yen for 2 hours ・Includes equipment rental ・Limit of five fossils per person ・Closed in Winter Season

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Yakeyama Hot Springs

A luxurious hot spring hidden at the base of Mt. Yakeyama Located at the base of the active volcano Mt. Yakeyama, this hot spring bath is surrounded by majestic peaks. The natural hot spring water comes straight from the source and can be enjoyed in both indoor and outdoor baths. Enjoy the pastoral life of the Hayakawa River Valley! The water here has a pH level of 7.5 which helps clear the skin leaving it feeling smooth and refreshed while warming your body to the core.

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Maseguchi Hot Springs

Hot springs village in Itoigawa's Nou Valley The Maseguchi Hot Springs Village, deep in the heart of Nou Valley, is home to a number of hot springs hotels and local shops. Situated at the base of Mt. Gongendake and Mt. Hokogatake, enjoy hiking and mountain climbing in summer and skiing in the winter! Fresh seafood served daily from the Sea of Japan

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Choja Hot Springs

Thatched roof hot springs inn - 5 min drive from the sea The Choja Hot Springs are located in a repurposed old farmhouse. The hot springs are warm and refreshing, surrounded in vibrant greenery in summer and deep snow in winter.

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Sasakura Hot Springs

Secluded hot spring resort in the heart of Hayakawa Valley The Sasakura Hot Springs sit atop a plateau surrounded by mountains over 2,000 meters tall. The baths are fed by natural spring waters from 3 separate sources and are said to have a beautifying effect on the skin. The Sasakura Hot Springs have appeared in many travel magazines for their good taste and easy drinkability. Enjoy bathing, drinking and eating natural spring water at this secluded hot spring paradise.

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Yu-no-Waki Hot Springs

Hot springs in a country club The Yu-no-Waki Hot Springs are found in the Green Messe Nou Country Club. The springs are open to non-members, so feel free to visit! You can even get in a round of golf if you like.

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Shio-no-Michi Hot Springs

Hot Springs in a Ski Resort The Shio-no-Michi Hot Springs are located in the Itoigawa Seaside Valley Ski Area, making them the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes. The baths here are open all year, so even if you are hiking in the Nechi Area or walking the Salt Trail, make sure to stop by!

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Amakazari Hot Springs

Secluded mountain spring at the base of Mt. Amakazariyama This hot spring is at a height of 900 meters at the base of Mt. Amakazariyama, one of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains. It's a popular basecamp for climbing this beloved mountain. The outdoor bath is named Miyako-Wasure-no-Yu, which means "The Waters Where You Forget the City." You'll find it hard to remember the noise and commotion of the city while bathing here.

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Himekawa Hot Springs

Small hot springs village on the border with Nagano The Himekawa Hot Springs are located on the border between Itoigawa City and Otari Village. A number of hot spring hotels have sprung up around here, making it a charming, quiet place to unwind. Whether you are spending the night or just visiting during the day, you're sure to leave feeling completely relaxed by the time you leave.

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