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Tsutsuishi Station

Tsutsuishi Station is certainly worth a visit, for tourists and railroad enthusiasts alike. The station’s platforms are famously located inside the train tunnel. Visitors must climb nearly 300 stairs to exit the ticket gate.


Locally-brewed sake

Niigata prefecture is the home of sake, and Itoigawa especially is an ideal place for sake brewing, thanks to its clear, natural water. Taste the five local brands of sake and find your favorite.

Dragnet fishing



Red queen crab

The truly luxurious way to enjoy the real taste of freshly caught crab is to simply have it boiled and eat it by hand. You can enjoy this dish at restaurants, inns and hotels in Itoigawa.

For more information about travel in Itoigawa, or about these and other recommended tours, please contact Rolf Muller or San-ai Travel.

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