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Mizuho Kannondo Temple

The Mizuho Kannondo Temple is a Buddhist temple that is said to have been founded in the 8th or 9th century. The temple has been rebuilt several times in its history and the current building dates to 1768. The temple actually consists of tw...

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Shiraike Pond Forest Park

Gorgeous Autumn Colors and Hiking Trails Shiraike Pond, located just above the community of Kijiya alongside the road to Renge Hot Springs, offers beautiful views of the mountains and trees reflected in its surface. Swamp lanterns growing a...

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Sea of Japan Sunset Lookout

Panoramic views of Itoigawa’s Sea, Downtown and Mountains Itoigawa Station is the closest shinkansen station to the Sea of Japan, and this is the perfect place to see it! Use the pedestrian underpass to cross the highway and climb the...

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Chojagahara Archaeological Park

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 ...

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Sasagawa Petroleum – Nou Service Station

Helping make our community a nicer place to live We’re a full service ENEOS gas/petrol station along the coast of the Sea of Japan at the mouth of the Nou River. Whether you’re looking for fuel, car wash, oil change or maintenan...

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Kijiya Woodworking Village Museum

Preserving the story of a village of woodworkers Sitting along the road leading to Shiraike Pond and Renge Hot Springs, the mountain village of Kijiya once flourished as the center of a small woodworking and lacquerware industry. The peopl...

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Amakazari Foothills Shiroike Pond & Forest Park

Hiking Trails and Mt. Amakazariyama The view of Mt. Amakazariyama reflected in this pond is breathtaking and the forests around Shiroike Pond are full of natural plants and wildlife waiting to be discovered. Thanks to its remote location de...

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Birthplace of Princess Nunakawa

Birthplace of Itoigawa’s Local Ruler and Goddess Known locally as the ubusho or ‘birthplace,’ legend has it that these boulders located deep in Itoigawa’s picturesque Shimamichi Valley, were the birthplace of Princes...

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Itoigawa GeoStation GeoPal

Your first stop in the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark! Itoigawa GeoStation GeoPal, on the first floor of Itoigawa Station, is features a variety of attractions for the entire family making it a great place to stop first on your visit to Ito...

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Itoigawa Seaside Valley Ski Area

Closest Ski Area to Itoigawa Station! Views of Mt. Amakazariyama and the Sea of Japan! Itoigawa Seaside Valley Ski Area is Itoigawa’s largest ski area with a variety of slopes for skiers and boarders of all ages and ski levels. Enjoy ...

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