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Towns and Cities
Yuzawa Town
Yuzawa Town
This town is famous for its ski resort and hot spring. Yuzawa Town, which is surrounded by nature, was the setting for the novel "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata.
Minami Uonuma City
Minami Uonuma City
This city is the center of production of "Koshihikari", a famous brand of rice which is a staple food in Japan. There are many nearby ski grounds and people flock to the city to enjoy skiing and snowboarding during winter.
Tokamachi City
Tokamachi City
This city is famous for its snow festival, kimonos, and Koshihikari, and it has many hot springs such as Matsunoyama Hot Spring. The unique local buckwheat noodle "Hegisoba" is very popular.
Tsunan Town
Tsunan Town
This town takes advantage of the impressive river terrace formed by the Shinano River and its tributaries. Ryugakubo Pond, one of the country's best water sources, is located here.
Kashiwazaki City
Kashiwazaki City
Ancient Japanese thatched houses remain in this mountainous area, and the scenery of "Tanada" terraced rice fields on the hillsides is spectacular.
Joetsu City
Joetsu City
This city features the ruins of a castle and historical sites of the mediaeval military commander, Kenshin Uesugi. Having developed as a traffic hub from ancient times, the city still has a district with a quaint historic atmosphere.