The "Hidden-Beauty" Small Towns & Villages in Japan - "Izumozaki Village", Mishima District in Niigata Prefecture

May 7, 2017

The "Izumizaki Village" is one of the smallest villages within Niigata prefecture, facing directly with the Sea of Japan, which is located in the middle part of Niigata prefecture.


The majority of the village's residents are to work in the neighboured cities such as Nagaoka city or Kashiwazaki city.  


There are a number of beautiful swimming beaches available within the village, since the most of the coast lines is shallow and broad.




1. The Basic Information on "Izumozaki Village" :


- The Land Area:  44.38 km2

- The Population:  4,363 persons (as of 2017)

- The Density of Population:  98.3 persons / km2

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

- The Main Roads:  There are four National Roads (#116, #352, #402 & #460) passing through the village.

- The Bus:  There are two bus company's services by Ehigo Kotsu and Kita-Echigo Kanko Bus company.

- The Airport:  The nearest domestic airport is Niigata airport, away from the town in 84 km (about 75 min). 




2. The Main Industry:


- Fishery




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



3-1  The Scenic Spots :


- The Izumozaki Fish Port

- The Yuki no Oka Koen

- The Ihana Beach

- The Koibito Toge

- The Amase Beach

- The Izumozaki Beach



3-2  The Historical Site :


- The Ryokando

- The Ryokan Museum

- The Bashoen

- The Tsumairi Residential Area




3-3  The Special Event & Festival in the Village :


- The Funa Matsuri 




3-4  The Local Speciality One-Stop-Store :


- The "Michi no Ski Tenryo no Sato




< The Summer Scenery over the Izumozaki Fish Port >



< The Great Sunset View from Yuki no Oka Koen >



< The Ihana Swimming Beach during the Summer Holiday Season >



< The Long Corridor at the Koibito Toge >



< The Historic Site, "Ryokando"  >



< The Ryokan Museum >



< The Funa Matsuri (Marine Festival) >



< The Funa Matsuri (Marine Festival) >



< The "Michi-no-Eki Tenryo no Sato" (one-stop store) in Selling Local Specialities >



< The Guide Map on the Izumozaki Village >




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