The "Hidden-Beauty" Small Towns & Villages in Japan - "Sekikawa Village" in Niigata Prefecture

March 26, 2017

The first small village called "Sekikawa Village" is introduced today, where the village is located in the eastern part of Niigata prefecture, facing with the border of Fukushima prefecture. 

 

The Sekikawa village is one of the four villages in Niigata prefecture, which is sited in the most north side of Niigata prefecture.

 

 

 

1. The Basic Information on "Sekikawa Village" :

 

- The Land Area:  299.61 km2

- The Population: 5,693 persons (as of 2017)

- The Density of Population:  19 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There is a train service by JR Yonezaka Line, where there are total 4 stations available within the village.

- The Main Roads:  Three National Roads available in the town are #113 and #290.

- The Bus:  There are the bus services by Niigata Kotsu-Kanko.

- The Airport:  The nearest domestic airport is Niigata airport, away from the town in 55 km (about 60 min). 

 

 

 

2. The Main Industry:

 

- Agricultures

 

 

 

3. The Recommended Spots for Sightseeing Near "Sekikawa Village" :

 

 

3-1  The Cherry-Blossoms Spots :

 

- Takase Sakura Street

 

 

3-2  The Summer Season Spots :

 

- Maruyama Park

- Mt. Eburisashidake (1,634m)

 

 

3-3  The Autumn-Leave Spots:

 

- Arakawa Valley 

- Taka-no-Su Gorge

 

 

3-4  The Winter Scenic Spots:

 

- Wakabuna Highland Ski Resort

 

 

3-5  The Historic Sites:

 

- The Old Watanabe Resident

- The Old Sato Resident

 

 

3-6  The Festivals:

 

- "Taishita-Monja" Festival 

 

 

3-7  The Hot-Springs:

 

< Echigo Onsen Site >

- Takase Onsen

- Yuzawa Onsen

- Takasu Onsen

- Katsura-no-ma Onsen

 

 

< The Cherry-Blossoms at Takase Banks in Spring >

 

 

 

< The Rural Landscape at Sekikawa Village >

 

 

 

< Mt. Aburisashidake in summer >

 

 

 

< Arakawa Valley in Autumn >

 

 

 

< Takanosu Gorge in Autumn >

 

 

 

 

< The Oishi Dam in Autumn >

 

 

 

< Wakabuna Highland Ski Resort >

 

 

 

< The Old Watanabe Resident's Japanese Garden >

 

 

 

< The Old Uno Resident from Edo Samurai Era >

 

 

 

< The Takanosu Onsen Village >

 

 

 

< How to Get to the Sekikawa Village in Niigata Prefecture? >

 

 

 

 

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