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?
“Takatokoyama Forest Park Campground” is located in Himekawara, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture.
It is located in the center of Takatokoyama Forest Park, which is located on a vast area of land on the hillside of Takatokoyama. It is a campground that is easily accessible from the city.
The landmark for finding the campground is a large squirrel sign along Prefectural Road 584. From here, take the mountain road to the campground and drive up for about 10 minutes. There is also a way to enter the campground from National Highway 292, which connects Myoko City and Iiyama City, but it is recommended to take Prefectural Highway 584 because the National Highway 292 road is narrow.
On the way to the campground, there are spots where you can get a panoramic view of the Kubiki Plain.
Takatokoyama Forest Park has an auto camp area, a free camp area (tent camp), and bungalows. The campground area is grass. Open fires are prohibited, but you can enjoy a campfire at the fire circle in the center of the campground.
The venue is equipped with bungalows, cooking facilities, flush toilets, and hot showers for men and women. The area is very large and there is much shade under the trees, so you can spend a relaxing time.
Auto camp area
The first thing you’ll notice about the campground is the auto camp area. There are 15 sites where you can enjoy auto camping, and 5 of them can use AC power.
Free camp area (Bring a tent)
A place where you can set up a tent anywhere, located in the center of the park. This area is large enough to accommodate 60 to 70 family-sized (5 people) tents.
There are 3 bungalows for 5 to 6 people next to the free camp area. * Due to construction work, only two bungalows are available until September 10th, 2021.
You can also use the campground for day trips such as outdoor cooking, barbecue, or a day camp. You can take a break in the administration building too. Pets (small to medium size) are also allowed, but be sure to attach a lead.
The view from Takatokoyama is outstanding. From near the auto camp area, if you climb the hill to the north, you will soon find the observatory. Here is a photo of the scenery.
A large panoramic view that spreads out before you. From the observatory, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Myoko Mountain Range, the Kubiki Plain, and the Sea of Japan. When the weather is nice, you can also see Sado Island.
Junsai (Watershield) Pond
In addition, there are areas of marshland and ponds (such as Ama-ike, Watershield, Furuike, and Shintame ) around the park, and wild birds are singing in the forest, so you can fully enjoy observing nature. It is a recommended campsite where you can enjoy everything from full-scale hiking to small walks.
<Reservation / Reception>
Reservations are required for the camp. Reservations are accepted at the Takatokoyama Forest Park Administration Building on the day.
<Fee (tax included)>* Half price for a day trip
■ Auto camp: One block one night 2 days 3,500 yen / AC power supply 500 yen * There is no charge if no electricity is used
■ Free area(Bring a tent): One tent, one night, 2 days, 1,500 yen
■ Bungalow: 4,000 yen per building, one night, two days
■ Campfire: One set: 3,000-5,000 yen
■ Rental tent (standard: for 6 people): 2,000 yen
■ One hot shower: 200 yen
■ One bundle of firewood for cooking: 250 yen / one box of charcoal: 500 yen
■ Cooking facility (Kamado) one time: 600 yen
■ One iron plate for barbecue: 250 yen
“Phantom O-taki” is a large waterfall with a height of 40m located on the Baba River. It takes about 30 minutes to walk there on the forest road from the parking lot of Hayama in the Kamikozawa district of Myoko city. Why is it called a phantom? The reason is because it had not appeared on a map until after 1993 . When it was introduced on TV in 1993 as a “waterfall not on the map”, it attracted a lot of attention in the media.
About 30 minutes by car from Joshinetsu Expressway Arai IC. About 30 minutes on foot from the Hayama parking lot.
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■Business (3rd year of Reiwa) Late April-early November
■Check-in: 13: 00 ~ / Check-out: ~ 12: 00
■Manager resident time: 8: 30-17: 00 (may be absent)
■Parking lot: 100 passenger cars and 20 buses
Address: 2478 Himekawara, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture
Tel: 0255-75-3455(During the opening period)