Mt. Yahiko Area弥彦山エリア
The striking observation tower offers a spectacular view of the volcano of Mt. Yahiko.
Mt. Yahiko is a volcano located in the central west part of Niigata close to the shore of the Sea of Japan. The Village of Yahiko is located at the eastern foot of Mt. Yahiko, right in the middle of the Sado Yahiko Quasi-National Park. In addition, Yahiko has developed as the town of Yahiko Shrine.
Yahiko Shrine is located on the eastern foot of Mt. Yahiko. The buildings of the shrine were rebuilt in the early 20th century, and its back faces against Mt. Yahiko, which is the object of worship. This shrine stands in a dense forest and is considered by many to be the best shrine in the Echigo region. The special hen farm on the grounds keep a kind of Naganaki-tori hen, the Toumaru and is open to the public.
Yahiko Sanjo Park has a mini-amusement park and a restaurant with a beautiful view. You can take the ropeway to the park from Sanroku Station, which is an 8-minute walk from the Yahiko-jinja Haiden, the front shrine. The panoramic observation tower at the summit goes up and down while slowly turning around. From here, you can enjoy a great view of the Echigo Plains and Sado Island.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] 1h 50 min to Tsubame-Sanjo Station by JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line, and 20 min from Tsubame-Sanjo to Yahiko Station by Yahiko Line.
From Osaka :
[Rail] 4h 20 min from Shin-Osaka via Tokyo to Tsubame-Sanjo Station by Shinkansen.