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.
|Address||2-11 Omachi, Itoigawa, Niigata|
|Business Hours||Dawn until Dusk|
|Days Closed||Open Year Round|
|Parking & Transit Info||Parking available for 5 cars / 5 min walk from Itoigawa Station|