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Setsugekka

A scenic train ride along the mountains and the coast The train Setsugekka is a luxurious train runs between Itoigawa station and Joetsu-Myoko Station, which pass under Mt. Myoko and along the Sea of Japan. The train only runs on weekends ...

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Oito Line

A local train trundling through mountains and villages The 105.4 km-long Oito Line connects Itoigawa City with Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture. JR West Company operates the northern part from Itoigawa Station to Minami Otari Station (al...

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Fossa Magna Park

First opened as an “Itoigawa Geopark” in 1991, the Fossa Magna Park can be said to be the birthplace of the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark. It features a 1 km long hillside walking trail, stretching from the entrance along Route...

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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 Isla...

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Chojagahara Archaeological Museum

At the Center of the World’s Oldest Jadeworking Culture The Chojagahara Archaeological Site was the site of a number of massive settlements over 5,000 to 3,500 years ago. The people who lived in these settlements collected jade from t...

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Kubiki Cycling Road

The Kubiki Cycling Road is a 33 km built atop the remains of the Old Hokuriku Railroad, which was moved into the mountains in the 1960s. The road winds along the coast of the Sea of Japan passing through fishing communities and pastoral sce...

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Tanimura Art Museum & Gyokusuien Gardens

Buddhist Artwork, Traditional Japanese Gardens & Modern Architecture The Gyokusuien Gardens opened in 1981. Designed by acclaimed landscape architect Kinsaku Nakane, the gardens use the natural background to evoke a scene of two rivers ...

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Nou Hakusan Shrine

Maritime Shrine with 2000 Years of History While its exact date of founding is lost to history, shrine records state that Nou Hakusan Shrine was founded over 2000 years ago during the reign of Emperor Sujin, 10th emperor of Japan. The curr...

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Itoigawa Wasabi Garden

One of the largest wasabi farms along the Sea of Japan! You can buy the highest grade of wasabi at our shop. We grow ‘mazuma‘ wasabi, the highest grade of wasabi available, using our special patented greenhouse system. We proces...

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För Ägg Sweet

Sweets shop run by an egg farm För Ägg is a small sweets shop run by a local egg farm. We use only our “Pure Egg” brand eggs. These eggs are popular for their clean, exceptionally fresh taste. To best bring out the flavor of our...

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