SPOT

Enjoy Japanese Nature at the Beautiful Fukushima Lagoon in Niigata Prefecture

Fukushima Lagoon, or Fukushimagata, is a 271-hectare irrigation lake located near Niigata City, facing the Sea of Japan. The lagoon has a park with literally hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna. It is also chosen by many public and private magazines as one of the most beautiful sightseeing places in Japan filled with tons…

Bandai Bridge: An Iconic Landmark of Niigata City

Did you know that there is a bridge that is known as the symbol of Niigata City (新潟市)? The bridge is called Bandai Bridge (萬代橋) and it is the perfect place to picnic, see blooming tulips and even cherry blossoms! Let’s learn more about this historic and beautiful site! Niigata City View this post on…

Yet Another Crazy Japanese Innovation – a Sake Vending Machine!

As you probably already know, Japan has a lot of weird and interesting innovations which includes a variety of out-of-this-world vending machines. Some of the most bizarre and craziest ones include the banana vending machine, the rice vending machine, and the egg vending machine. With that said, how would you react if a sake vending…

Try 129 Kinds of Sake in One Go at This Museum in Niigata, Japan

The Ponshukan Sake and Rice Museum, in the area of Echigo-Yuzawa Station in Niigata, is famous for a few things – mainly for its sake, sake bath, and “bakudan onigiri.” Continue reading to find out more about them! Sake-tasting One of the best things in Ponshukan is its huge variety of sake that you can…

Would You Climb One of the Deadliest Mountains in Japan?

Mt. Tanigawa is not only one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains but also one of the deadliest. It is said that a total of 805 people have died on the mountain since 1930 which makes it worse than Mt. Fuji. Because of this, the mountain is not recommended for novice climbers. Some training groups have…

Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum: Explore Natural Science Buried in Snow

Situated in Matsunoyama, Nigata of Japan is a large museum called Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science which appears as if it is in ruins every year due to harsh weather conditions. It was designed by Takaharu Tezuka, an architect who wanted to create the concept of this ‘ruins’ appearance. The museum centers around education and…