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About Nagaoka City

HISTORY of NAGAOKA  
Ancient communities are believed to have been established in the Nagaoka area approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years ago during the mid-Jomon period. In recent history, Nagaoka experienced the Warring States Era, the Edo Era, the Boshin Civil War, and the air raids of World War 2. Nagaoka's vast history can be experienced at various facilities throughout the city such as the Nagaoka historica museum, the Fujihashi hostorical grounds, the Niigata Prefectural Museum of History, etc.  
 

LOCATION

Nagaoka, the second largest city in Niigata prefecture is conveniently located about one and a half hours on the bullet train (Shinkansen) from Tokyo. It is aprximately 3 hours by car and provides easy road access to the Kanetsu Expressway leading to Tokyo and the Kanto Area, The Hokuriku Expressway leading to Toyama, Osaka and the southern path of Japan, as well as the Banetsu Expressway leading to the Nothern part of Japan Through Niigata city.
Through this effective road network, Nagaoka serves as an important distribution center for products and services to various parts of Japan.

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CLIMATE and NATURE  

The city of Nagaoka is surrounded by rich nature like Mt. Sumon and the Shinano River (the longest river in Japan). Since time immemorial, the city's people have been blessed by their natural surroundings.
The cherry blossoms of spring, the sea of Japan in summer, the colorful foliage of autumn, the terraced hillsides and beautiful snow of winter -- these beautiful scenes in each of the four seasons have a special place in the hearts of the people of Nagaoka.

   

Various festivals and activities make experiencing each season in Nagaoka worthwhile.
In spring, the Hanami festival is celebrated by almost all companies, organizations, communities as well as individual families. Hanami (watching flowers) is a tradition of outdoor partying, sitting under blossomed cherry trees for eating, drinking and partying of all sorts. The cherry trees are lighted up in the night for one of the most beautiful scennaries anyone can experience.

The Nagaoka Festival (August 2-3), attended by hundred of thousands of people every year boasts of the best (the most popular) fireworks in Japan.

     

Thouhsands of poeple come from the Kanto area to enjoy skiing on the hillsides of Nagaoka city. Winter sports in general and snow festivals are very popular due to the abundance of high quality snow which also accounts for good quality water used in rice production and derivative products like Sake (rice wine), rice crakkers, etc.

 

     
 
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