Takayanagi (Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.)
"Jonnobi" is a word in the local Niigata dialect meaning "I feel relaxed and comfortable" and can be used to describe the acts of living in and visiting Takayanagi.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Jonnobi Village
Jonnobi Village is an curative onsen facility that harnesses natural onsen water obtained from Mount Kurohime. The facility includes open-air baths, accommodations, self-catering rental cottages, a factory where homemade natto (a soybean product) is made, and a restaurant serving provincial cuisine. Doburoku, an original sake brew made using spring water from Mount Kurohime and locally harvested rice, is also sold here. The adjacent Nature Children's Center organizes hands-on activities based on the use of the natural environment.
- Thatched Roof Lodgings
Thatched-roof homes encircle rice fields and dot the landscape in an expansive area designed to recreate a traditional Japanese hometown experience. Visitors can take up lodgings here, as well as partake in various facets of traditional Japanese culture, such as by helping to pound rice into rice cakes and making Japanese paper. Country dishes made in part by using generous helpings of locally harvested edible wild plants can also be savored.
- Roofing with thatch:
- Traditional Japanese roof structure made from grass and reeds
- Fox Night Festival (Held Each Year on the Second Sunday of October)
This is a festival based on a particular folklore commonly told in Takayanagi. It is a magical festival dedicated to elements that are particularly associated with foxes, such as a large slice of deep-fried soybean curd the size of a tatami mat (approximately 1 meter x 2 meters), a procession of lanterns carried by people wearing fox masks, and a fox dance.
- By train:
- Tokyo Station – Tokamachi Station; 2 hours
- Tokamachi Station – Takayanagi; 40 minutes by car
- Kashiwazaki Tourism and Civic Relations Section