• The famous cherry spot Yukyuzan park is dyed in pink.

  • Flowers of night sky spread right in front of you - Nagaoka Fireworks Festival.

  • Early hepatica - Pretty flower indicating spring is coming.

  • Wealthy farmer's house - The oldest private house in Niigata prefecture Hasegawa Tei.

  • Terraced rice fields spread in the mountains are original lands capes of Japan.

  • Chosei bridge hanging over Japan's longest river the Shinano river.

  • Snow scenery across Nagaoka in winter.

  • Red and yellow colors vividly decorate the maple garden Momijien.

  • Sunset over the Sea of Japan.

  • Japanese style food and Japanese Sake.

  • The swimming jewel - Nishikigoi carps.

  • Japanese traditional event - Conveying of miniature shrines.

Nagaoka City introduction

The best of Japan great river and Shinano-gawa flow to the city center comfortably, and Nagaoka-shi is a town of 280,000 people of population over which a municipal area spreads from Sumondake to the Sea of Japan.
A town was standing up by "spirit of one hundred straw bags of rice" (※) with Nagaoka's person while meeting the past and Ikuta's accident.

Spirit of "one hundred straw bags of rice"

One hundred straw bags of rice of a greeting was presented to the Nagaoka feudal clan which is defeated by the Boshin War and wins poorness from Sanganesan feudal clan of shihan. A great secretary at time and Torasaburo Kobayashi sold the rice by the faith which is "because it can't be eaten, education" and assigned to funds of national Sinology school opening.
It's a guideline of Nagaoka's city development and an idea of education of human resources.

Expressways

Tokyo > NagaokaIC
: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Koriyama > NagaokaIC
: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Nagoya > NagaokaIC
: 5 hours and 10 minutes
Kanazawa > NagaokaIC
: 3 hours
Osaka > NagaokaIC
: 6 hours and 40 minutes

Japan Railway

Tokyo > Nagaoka Station
: 1 hours and 30 minutes
Koriyama > Nagaoka Station
: 4 hours and 10 minutes
Sakata > Nagaoka Station
: 3 hours
Nagano > Nagaoka Station
: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Kanazawa > Nagaoka Station
: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Osaka > Nagaoka Station
: 5 hours and 40 minutes

Express Bus

Tokyo > Nagaoka Kita(North)
: 4 hours
Osaka > Nagaoka Station
: 9 hours

Seaways

Teradomari(Nagaoka) > Akadomari(Sado)
: 65minutes(High Speed Boat)