Ornamental carp Nishiki-goi


Niigata Prefecture is the birth place of ornamental carp - the famous nishikigoi. The story seems to have started some 200 years ago when a mutated version of a black carp which suddenly changed color was reared as an ornamental breed. Ornamental carp are now popular all over the world. More and more people are fans of these "swimming works of art" which have become one of the symbols of Japanese culture.

General Information



Telephone Number0258-83-3512
Fax Number0258-83-0871
E-mail addresskanko@city.ojiya.niigata.jp