Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer in Niigata is awash with hundreds of festivals all over the prefecture.   For new JETs these are a great way to experience  the very heart of your communities and this amazing prefecture before you have to knuckle down into the teaching role. Below is information on some if the events that may be happening near you.         Murami , Shibata Serpent Matsuri August 24th  ( Mini snake carried by local children) August 25th  ( Fireworks) August 26th  (Giant Snake!!) A festival connected with a local legend about a man who fought a giant snake. On Sunday 26th  Read more »

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

                         TAKATSUBO-YAMA HIKING (Murakami) Elevation: 570.5m Ascent: 90mins Descent: 60mins Start-point: Takatsubo-san parking entrance (map) Parking:Yes   KAKUDA-YAMA HIKING (Niigata City, Maki) Elevation: 481.7m Ascent: 90 mins Descent: 60 mins Start-point: Kakuda Lighthouse Trail (map) Parking:Yes   YAHIKO-YAMA HIKING (Yahiko) Elevation: 634m Ascent: 90 mins Descent: 50 mins Start-point: Yahiko Shrine Entrance (map) Parking:Yes   KUGAMI-YAMA TREKKING (Tsubame) Elevation: 313m Trekking course: 60mins Start-point: Sengando Suspension Bridge (map) Parking:Yes   HACHIKOKU-YAMA HIKING (Kashiwazaki) Elevation: 518m Ascent: 90mins Descent: 60mins Start-point: Nanjo trail entrance (map) Parking:Yes   YONEYAMA HIKING (Kakizaki) Elevation: 993m Ascent: 2hrs30min Descent: 1hr45mins Start-point: Odaira trail entrance Read more »

Niigata Ski Resorts

Niigata Ski Resorts

  TAINAI TAINAI SKI RESORT WAKABUNA KOGEN SKI RESORT BUDOU SKI RESORT SHIBATA NINOX SKI RESORT AGA MIKAWA SKI RESORT KASHIWAZAKI TAKAYAGARURU SKI RESORT JOETSU KANAYAYAMA SKI RESORT CUPID VALLEY SKI RESORT MYOKO AKAKURA ONSEN SKI RESORT AKAKURA KANKO SKI RESORT IKENOTAIRA SKI RESORT KYUUKASON-MYOKO-RUNRUN SKI RESORT MYOKO SKI PARK MYOKO SUGINO-HARA SKI RESORT TOKAMACHI JOETSU KOKUSAI-TOMA SKI RESORT NAKAZATO KIYOTSU SKI RESORT MATSUDAI FAMILY SKI RESORT MATSUNOYAMA ONSEN SKI RESORT UONUMA UONUMA-OHARA SKI RESORT OKUTADAMI MARUYAMA SKI RESORT KOIDE SKI RESORT SUHARA SKI RESORT NEW GREEN PIA TSUNAN SKI RESORT MINAMI UONUMA ISHIUCHI MARUYAMA SKI RESORT JOETSU KOKUSAI SKI Read more »