What Kind of Place Is Niigata?2019.12.24
A wide array of ski and hot spring resorts including the popular Echigo-Yuzawa, the picturesque terraced rice fields of Hoshitoge, excellent rice and sake, one of Japan’s top three fireworks displays at Nagaoka, one of Japan’s top three cherry blossom night views at Takada Park and an abundance of nature and a mining heritage on Sado Island
Niigata’s beautiful natural wonders
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
When the paddies are filled with water photographers come here to catch picturesque reflections. If you visit in the early morning, you may have a chance to see an illusionary landscape of misty clouds over the terraced fields.
Flocks of swans reside here from early October to late March. Between 5,000 and 6,000 swans are here at their peak in late November. Tundra swans, Whooper swans and Mute swans can be seen and visitors can buy designated food for feeding each variety.
Tobishima Liquorice Flowers at Onogame
Onogame is also known for its landscape of Tobishima liquorices with the surrounding area covered with a carpet of yellow liquorice flowers from late May to early June.