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Campsite Guide –Yamato River Forest Park Takanomine Plateau(Yamatogawa, Itoigawa City)



Focusing on the recent boom in camping, we cover all campgrounds operating in the Joetsu area. In addition to detailed information on each campsite, the editorial department recommends places to stop by. Whether you are looking for a family camping trip or a solo camping trip to enjoy your time to the fullest, we are sure you will find something to suit your needs. Why don’t you go out and enjoy the great outdoors?

【Open April 20 – early November】Good location to enjoy the great nature of the national park and the view of the Sea of Japan

Yamatogawa Forest Park Takanomine Plateau is a 15-minute drive from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway, located in Yamatogawa, Itoigawa City, which was reopened in the spring of 2024.Located at an elevation of 220 meters, the camp site offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Noto Peninsula in the Sea of Japan and the setting sun, with the magnificent nature of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park in the background. If the weather is fine, one can see Mt. Amakazari, Mt. Yakeyama, Mt. Hiuchi, Mt. Hokoga-dake, and Mt. Kurohime.

The area is large, and you can enjoy camping with a tent on the lawn or relax in a bungalow.

A fully equipped administration building with multipurpose space, shower rooms, and restrooms is located just outside the campground, making it safe to use with small children! Of course, pets are also welcome.

There is a tree house in the forest that is very popular with children and makes them feel like Tom Sawyer.

auto-camping site

The auto campground is located in a quiet forest a short distance from the central camp site

Bungalow Village

Bungalows are also available, making it easy to enjoy camping without a tent. You may also use it as a resting place to relax in your own private space! There are walking trails in the park for nature walks, bird watching, and star gazing at night.

kitchen tower

administrative building

In addition, the administration building and parking lot restrooms are Western-style toilets, equipped with washlets as well as heated toilet seats.

■Use Period: Saturday, April 20, 2024 – early November
■Applications: To apply, please call or use the ” NAPU ” reservation system on the website.
Check-in: 15:00~/ Check-out 10:00, (day trip) 9:00~/ Check-out 17:00
■Fees: Tent site: 3,500 yen per tent per night, Auto site: 3,500 yen per tent per night, Bungalow: 6,000 yen for up to 20 hours, Hot shower room: 100 yen per shower (3 minutes), Multipurpose space (for private use): 200 yen/person during the day, Rest house (daytime): 100 yen/person, Rest house (nighttime): 500 yen/person
■Facilities: cooking area, flush toilets (hot-water toilet seats), vending machines, hot showers
■Management building facilities:Management building 9:00-16:00 (caretaker), hot water supply room, first-aid room, shower room, toilets (hot-water toilet seats), multipurpose space, vending machines
■Number of tent sites: 7 auto sites (capacity of 5 people per site), vehicles allowed (standard cars, motorcycles, camping cars), no AC power
Free site: 20 lots (capacity of 5 people per lot), vehicle access not allowed, no AC power
■Firewood for sale: 300 yen per bundle
■Parking: Approx. 70 cars

Yamato River Forest Park Takanomine Plateau

■Use Period: Saturday, April 20, 2024 - early November

Address: Mizugashira, Yamatowatogawa, Itoigawa City, Niigata Prefecture
Tel: 025-555-2442(Takano Peak Plateau Administration Building/Reception hours: 9:00-16:00)
Access: ≪Car≫ About 15 minutes by car from the Itoigawa Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway. ≪Train≫ About 10 minutes by car or cab from JR Itoigawa Station.
URL: https://takanomine.com/index.html

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