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?
“Rokuya Sanso,” is an accommodation facility located in Hosono, Yasuzuka Ward, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture. This area is rich in nature. “Rokuya Sanso” has started a glamping service where you can enjoy camping without preparation in the garden on the premises.
“Rokuya Sanso” is a guest house run by Hosono Village. It offers guests dishes made with Koshihikari rice harvested from the rice terraces, and other local ingredients.
The glamping facility started in July, and the intention was to provide camping without the need for preparation. There is plenty of space to safely camp without worries about the CORONA virus. Please apply in advance by phone or fax (025-592-2698), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or homepage (https://www.hosonomura.net/).
Glamping is limited to 3 groups a day. The rate is JPY 3,500 per person and includes rental of camping equipment such as tents, mats, sleeping bags, lanterns, mosquito coils and bath towels.
Glamping users can use the baths and toilets of Rokuya Sanso for a comfortable stay. You can’t bring in a barbecue set or enjoy a barbecue, but you can enjoy a campfire at night. If you cannot stay in the tent due to bad weather, you can sleep in a room at Rokuya Sanso.
This photo is an image of dinner
Meals are an additional option, with breakfast for JPY 1,000 and dinner for JPY 3,500. In addition to rice harvested from the rice terraces, you can enjoy regional dishes using local vegetables and wild plants, fresh fish directly from the Sea of Japan, and other dishes unique to Yasuzuka, Hosono.
From Rokuya Sanso, you can enjoy the view of the rice terraces below. In addition, the guest house provides a walking map, so you can make the most of exploring the surrounding area, and meeting local residents.
Mr. Katsuhiko Hayashi, a staff member of Rokuya Sanso, who is a member of the regional revitalization cooperation team in Yasuzukaku, Joetsu City, said, “It is a difficult time to go far. I would like people in Joetsu to know that there is such a place as this, with abundant nature. We are waiting for you.“
The roadside station “Yukidaruma Bussankan” in Yasuzuka Ward, Joetsu City offers local wild plants, vegetables, rice, pickles, bamboo dumplings, kakimochi (deep fried mochi), handmade gelato and coffee.
“Yukinohako” is a sightseeing-type snow room storage facility that opened in Yasuzuka Ward, Joetsu City in March 2021. The facility provides storage for rice and vegetables, and can hold up to 90 tons of snow, The room is kept at about 5 ℃ even in the summer, and tourists can visit here. Yukinohako tours are held twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays, and also public holidays, from 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Noumine Castle Ruins
The Noumine Castle Ruins are the remains of a typical medieval mountain castle, at an altitude of 344m. The castle was made by skillfully utilizing the natural terrain, and a 2km paved stone road remains. A big Japanese Elm (“Zelkova”) is another highlight. During the Warring States period, Uesugi Kenshin stayed at this castle.
Address: 1151-1 Hosono, Yasuzukaku-ku, Niigata Prefecture