The "Hidden-Beauty" Small Towns & Villages in Japan - "Tagami Town", Minami-Kanbara District in Niigata Prefecture

April 23, 2017

The "Tagami Town" with small land area, is located in the middle part of Niigata prefecture, where it is resided by several large cities such as Niigata city, Sanjo city, Kamo city and others.    The Majority of the town's residents are to live there and work in other neighboured cities as their life style.


Mainly the eastern side of the town is surrounded by Niizu hills, whereas the western side of the town is a part of the Echigo Plain.   The central area of the town, along with the National Road #403 and the JR Shietsu Main Train Line, is mostly concentrated by the majority of the town's populations. 




1. The Basic Information on "Tagami Town" :


- The Land Area:  31.71 km2

- The Population:  11,991 persons (as of 2017)

- The Density of Population:  378 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There are 2 train stations available on JR Shinetsui Line within the town.

- The Main Roads:  Only one National Roads (#403) is passing through the town.

- 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 40 km (about 50 min). 




2. The Main Industry:


- Manufacturing

- Commerce



3. The Recommended Spots for Sightseeing Near "Tagami Town" :



3-1  The Cherry-Blossoms (Plum flowers) Spots :


- Bairin Park (Plum flower forest)



3-2  The Summer Season Spots :


- Gomadoyama Ajisai Garden (hydrangea)

- Sogo-Koen YOU Land



3-3  The Autumn Season Spots :


- Chinzanso (Big Landlord Residential House)



3-4  The Winter Season Spots:


- Chinzanso (Big Landlord Residential House) 



3-5  The Hot-Spring Bath (Japanese Onsen Places) :


- Yudaue Onsen



< The Plum flowers in blossom at the Bairin Park early April > 




< The Plum blossom Festival Held at the Bairin Park >



< The Ajisai flowers (hydrangea) at the Gomadoyama area >



< The Sogo-Koen YOU Land for Outdoor Activities >



< The Beautiful Autumn-Leaves at the Chinzanso >



< The Traditional Japanese Garden Atmospheres at the Chinzanso >



< The Snow-Decoration at the Chinzano's Garden >



< The Traditional Mountain Opening Ceremony at Magodoyama >



< The Relaxed Moment at Hot Sprig Bathes at Yutagami Onsen (Hotel Koyanagi) >




< How to Get to the Tagami Town in Niigata Prefecture >



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