SPRING IN MYOKO

Kimi no I

Kimi no I

Kimi no I is a great place to visit for lovers of Japanese sake and for those who enjoy traditional Japanese culture. The brewery was founded in 1842 and saké has been brewed in this current building since 1904!

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Ryotei Ukiyo

A ryotei is a traditional high-class Japanese restaurant that represents the region’s food culture. Visit this amazing Joetsu Ryotei

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kanzuri peppers

Kanzuri Factory

Kanzuri is a special seasoning paste made from fermented red peppers. Visit the famous factory all year round and learn about this famous local spice.

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naena waterfall

Naena Waterfall

Naena Waterfall is an impressive 55m waterfall. It is framed by a steep basalt wall on each side and the thundering water crashes on to the large boulders below. In spring the snow melt from the mountain flows down and causes the volume of water to increase dramatically. The amount of water that comes down

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Sasagamine

Sasagamine

Sasagamine is located deep in the Myoko mountain range and is a part of Myoko Togakushi Renzan National Park. It is located 1,300m above sea level, receives little rainfall and is cool even during the summer months. The area covers over 132 hectares so there is a lot to explore. The grassland is dotted with

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Imori Pond

Imori Pond

Imori pond is one of the most scenic spots in Myoko Kogen. It is famous for the mirror-like water that perfectly reflects Mt Myoko. It is an amazing photo spot. Imori pond is situated in the Ikenotaira area of Myoko Kogen. It is very easy to reach by car and bus and is accessible all

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Kawara no Yu

Tsubame Onsen

Set on a spectacular cliff-side next to a fast-flowing river Tsubame Onsen is a great destination for those wishing to experience something off the beaten track. The spring boasts white mineral rich waters which are supposed to have great healing properties especially for rheumatism, neuralgia, and various skin ailments. The atmosphere here is beautiful. The

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