Mt. Sakado has an elevation of 634 meters. This is equal to Tokyo sky tree in height. It is the symbole in Muikamachi and popular among locals. In spring, Katakuri and cherry blossom are blooming beautifully. Then there are many azaleas blooming. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season in Mt. Sakado. It takes around 2h the ascent and descent. Therefore beginning climbers or children can climb. Now is the best season for the climbing! You must try it!!
The tall, slender beech trees of the Bijinbayashi Forest have been growing for about 90 years. They extend across the Matsuguchi hills in the Matsunoyama region of Tokamachi City. The local people gave it the name Bijinbayashi which means “forest of beauties” because the trees stand tall and gracefully like the silhouettes of beautiful women. The forest is a frame for millions of pictures, each unique in their own way. It is also protected as a habitat for numerous species of wild birds, and attracts photographers and visitors from all over Japan.
Tanada (rice terraces) are rice fields that line the mountain slopes like steps in a staircase. In spring and autumn, each field shines like a mirror as it reflects the setting sun – and in the winter, a snowy blanket is cast across the landscape, creating a serene, white winterscape. Tokamachi’s rice terraces attract thousands of photographers and tourists throughout the year; they are truly a sight to be seen!
Two women guests joined in this tour. However it was rainy,unfortunately they couldn’t go to take wild vegetables in a mountain. Therefore Ms who cookes for employees at Rygon gave 4kind of wild vegetables at that day.(If it’s not rainy, we take guests to the Itsukamachi ski resort for collecting of wild vegetables.) About maiking soba, soba master Mr.takatsudo introduced them and completed beautiful and delicious soba.
How about beautiful experience in the countryside at Ryugon in Japan!
The aquarium is in Chuo-ku, Niigata city, takes around 2hours and half from Muicamachi using toll road. We had a panoramic view of the Sea of Japan from the aquarium. The biggest aqarium on the Sea of Japan coast and it was reopened after renovation 2013, so it is clean and very spacious.
There are tropical fishs, deep‐sea fishs, water fishs and you can see approximately 500 varieties and 20,000 specimens of sea life on display. Moreover they are hosting many events: Touch and study the animals displayed, Dolphin Show, Marine safari feeding explanation.