Introduction to Tokamachi

Located in the southern region of Niigata Prefecture, Tokamachi City has a unique and scenic natural landscape. The Shinano River, Japan’s largest river, flows through the centre of the Tokamachi basin, which over time has shaped grand river terraces on either side of the city. Not only is Tokamachi home to one of Japan’s Top 3 Natural Gorges: the Kiyotsu Gorge; and one of Japan’s Top 3 Medicinal Onsen: Matsunoyama Onsen, the city is also situated in the heart of a heavy snowfall region. In the winter, the snowfall accumulates to heights of two to three meters; The Tokamachi Snow Festival is a spectacular celebration of this heavy snowfall. In the warmer seasons, the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale turns the whole region into a canvas for contemporary art. These events and many more are much loved by both locals and visitors alike.

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Tokamachi City Tourist Association

251-17 Asahi-cho, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata 948-0079
TEL: 025-757-3345
FAX: 025-757-5150
Operating Hours : 9:00〜17:00

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