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 Read more…

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: Read more…

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 Read more…