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Campground Guide -Sasagamine Campground-
(Suginosawa, Myoko City)

2021.7.12

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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?

One of the largest campgrounds in Japan!
A plan where you can enjoy camping without any preparation is now available!

“Sasagamine Campground” in Suginosawa, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture.  If you drive for more than 10 kilometers on a mountain road surrounded by greenery in the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park, you will find one of the largest camping grounds in Japan on the Sasagamine Plateau at an altitude of 1300 m.


Sasagamine, which is rich in nature, has multiple courses.  These courses are not only perfect for serious trekking, but there are also good short courses for a family hike.  One great feature is that it is cooler than the plains in summer, and there is no doubt that you can enjoy a comfortable outdoor life there.  At night, if the weather is nice, you can enjoy the sky filled with stars.

As the name suggests, Sasagamine Campground is one of the largest in Japan. There are places on the site where you can bring your car, and there are places where you can freely set up tents wherever you like.  There are plans that everyone from beginners to advanced campers can enjoy.

The campground has three areas: “Auto-campground A, with AC power”, “Auto-campground B”, and “Free-campground where tents can be set up wherever you like”.  There are covered kitchens and toilets on the campground that can provide shelter from sudden rain.  The ground of the tent sites is grass.

[Auto-campground A / 5 sites (A86-90)]
With a convenient AC power supply that expands your options for cooking and playing (supports up to 100 volts).  You can camp with a car.  There are only 5 sites, so it is recommended to make an early reservation.

■ Site usage fee: 3,700 yen / management fee: 520 yen (4 years old and over / per person)
* Site usage fee per day + number of people charged per day / all tax included

 

[Auto-campground B / 25 sites (B61-85)]
This auto-site is the most popular in Sasagamine.  Each site’s size is a spacious 10m x 10m area.  Perfect for tarping or large tents. You can camp with a car.

■ B ground usage fee: 3,200 yen / management fee: 520 yen (4 years old and over / per person)
* Site usage fee per day + number of people charged per day / all tax included

 

[Free site / 200 tents]
A free ground where you can enjoy camping as you like.  You cannot make a reservation here, so please go directly to the camp center and apply.
* Cars are not allowed on the free site.  Please use the wheeled loading platform/dolly to carry luggage from the parking lot.

■ Free ground usage fee: 1,050 yen / management fee: 420 yen (4 years old and over / per person)
* Site usage fee per day + number of people charged per day / all tax included

Safe for beginners to camp!  “Empty-handed Camping pack”

An “Empty-handed Camping pack” is also available that is perfect for beginners and allows you to enjoy camping, even if you visit without any preparation.  There are two types of plan: a plan with, and a plan without, cooking ingredients.

《Limited to 10 groups a day with cooking ingredients (evening / morning) plan》
This is a plan with meals limited to 10 groups a day.  You can enjoy BBQ for the main dinner.  Pre-cut meat and vegetables are prepared, so all you have to do is cook them.  Homemade sandwiches are served for breakfast.  Even beginners can enjoy this, with all the necessary equipment prepared.  The staff will set up the dome-shaped tent.

In addition, camping equipment includes tarps, tables, chairs, battery-powered lanterns, sleeping bags for the number of people, tableware (plates, chopsticks, cups) and a set of cooking equipment (BBQ stove, mesh, yakisoba plate (made from disposable aluminium), charcoal, firelighter, cooking tongs) are available.

■ Plan fee with cooking ingredients (per person / all including tax): Adults (junior high school students and above) 6,000 yen or 5,500 yen (more than three people over four years old), elementary school students 4,500 yen, infants (4 to 6 years old) 3,000 yen / Free if you don’t need bedding or meals under 3 years old.

《Limited to 5 groups a day, plan without cooking ingredients》
Users bring the ingredients necessary for dinner and breakfast.  The staff will set up the dome-shaped tent.  In addition, tarps, tables, chairs, battery-powered lanterns, sleeping bags for the number of people, and a bonfire are provided for camping.

■ Plan price without ingredients (per person / all including tax): Adults (junior high school students and above) 3,500 yen or 3,000 yen(more than three people over four years old), elementary school students / infants (4 to 6 years old) 1,000 yen

In addition, you can use hot water coin showers (13: 00-19: 00 ¥ 300/5 minutes) and coin laundry, and can rent tents, tarps, and tableware sets at the shop at the camp center.

* Please see the Kyukamura Myoko [Official] website for details about fees and application methods.

Recommended by the editorial department

Naena Waterfall

“Naena Waterfall” is located along the Seki River, which runs through Suginosawa, Myoko City, on the border between Niigata and Nagano prefectures.  It is a popular spot which is convenient to see on the way to Sasagamine.  It is one of Japan’s Top 100 waterfalls in Japan, and the splash and roar produced by the 55m drop shakes the whole body.  It is also called the “Earthquake Waterfall”.  It is a fascinating waterfall that changes its scenery depending on the season.


15 minutes by car from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway.  You will reach the waterfall in about 15 minutes on foot from the parking lot.
Related article:[Video] Non-standard impact!  Japan’s Top 100 waterfalls: “Naena Waterfall”

 

Naena-no-Yu

About 20 minutes by car from the campsite, Suginosawa Onsen “Naena no Yu” is located at the foot of Suginosawa. It is the only hot spring available in Suginosawa.  After enjoying the camp, why don’t you visit the hot spring and refresh yourself?

■ Address: 2030 Suginosawa, Myoko City
■ Business hours: 10: 00-21: 00
■ Regular holiday: Wednesday
■ Fee: Adults (junior high school students and above / tax included) 500 yen, children 300 yen, preschoolers free
Body soap, rinse-in shampoo and hair dryer are available.  Please bring a towel.

Sasagamine Campground


■ Business (3rd year of Reiwa) July 1st (Thursday) -October 29th
■ Check-in: 13: 00-19: 00 / Check-out: 11: 00
■ Camp Center Business Hours: 8: 00-19: 00 (excluding Saturday, July 21st)
* It may close early, so please contact us for details.
■ Parking lot: 150 cars / free

Address: Sasagamine Campground, Suginosawa, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture
Tel: 0255-82-3168(Kyukamura Myoko)
URL: https://www.qkamura.or.jp/myoukou/camp/

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