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Campground Guide -Nanbakogen Campground-
(Nakanomata, Joetsu City)



Focusing on camps that have become increasingly popular in recent years, we are doing our best to publicize the campgrounds that are open in the Joetsu area (Joetsu City, Myoko City, Itoigawa City).  Not only detailed information on each campground, but also spots recommended by the editorial department will be posted.  It’s good to have fun with your family, or to enjoy your time as a solo camper.  Why don’t you go out to play in the great outdoors?

From the Kubiki Plain to the Sea of Japan: a large panorama that spreads out before you!

Nanbakogen Campground is located on the hillside of Mt. Nanba at an altitude of 949 meters, in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture. This campground is close to the city and has easy access.  It is a popular campground where you can enjoy the changing seasons, with bright fresh greenery in spring and colored leaves in autumn.

The campground is about 7 km from the mountain path in the Haizuka district at the foot of Mt. Nanba.  As the altitude rises, you can enjoy the view of the cityscape of Joetsu through the gaps between the trees on the mountain path.

When you arrive at the campground, the first thing you see is the Nanba Lodge in the administration building.  The lodge has a reception and sells drinks, ice cream, and ice cubes.  There are also hot showers (100 yen shower for 5 minutes), and rental tents, futons, blankets, charcoal, firewood, and cooking utensils.

Bench and table next to the lodge

The area around the administration building is open and you can see the cityscape of Joetsu.  There are benches and tables, so you can relax and enjoy your time.

View of Mt. Nanba from the lodge

If you drive from the lodge toward Mt. Nanba ……

Scenery with Mt. Nanba in the background

We are arriving in the area with bungalows and tent sites.  Both are accessible by car and do not require you to carry your luggage from the parking lot.

Not only around the administration building, but also from the open campground, you can see the cityscape of Joetsu and the Sea of Japan.

Tent sites are located in three sections (1st, 2nd and 3rd)

This is a tent site located up the road from the bungalow area.  The ground is grass and it can be reached by car.  The space is large, and it is terraced with each section being at a different height.  The surrounding area is fully equipped with a covered cooking area and toilets.  * Pets are not allowed

Cooking area


Rest area

This campsite is recommended for those who want to spend a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

<Usage period>
April 29th (Thursday) -November 3rd (Wednesday)

Please make a reservation by phone in advance.  Please register at Nanba Lodge before using the site on the day. The lodge is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm.  If you do not make it in time, please register and settle at the lodge the next morning.

■ Bungalow: 1,760 yen for day trip / 5,000 yen for accommodation
■ Rental tent (for 6 people): 3,000 yen for a day trip / 4,000 yen for an accommodation
■ Study / Rest building (also available with refrigerator): Day trip 6,600 yen / Accommodation 13,200 yen
■ Bring-in tent / tarp: Day trip 480 yen / Accommodation 840 yen
* To maintain the environment of the campsite, we ask for a fee of 100 yen per user.

Recommended by the editorial department


About 5 minutes by car from the mountain, there is Kotake Confectionery, which sells Joetsu’s famous “Sand-pan(cream sandwich)” and “Sasadango-pan”.  The Sasadango-pan was featured in the TV program “Himitsu no Kenmin Show” and it became very popular.  It is also introduced in “Yukiguni Journey’s” Ella and Jimi’s Joetsu Myoko Walking Around the Town<Minami-Takada Edition> “. Please take a look.

Nanba-kogen Camping Ground

Tel: 025-524-9046
Access: <Car> About 20 minutes from Joetsu Takada IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
URL: http://www.marine-dream.net/

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