Abundance of fresh vegetables! Introduction to the attractive points of Tōkamachi city, Niigata.

Tōkamachi city in Niigata prefecture is located in the beautiful country side, roughly 2 hours away from Tokyo.

Hokuetsu Express Hokuhoku Line at Tōkamachi Station

Located in the south part of Niigata Prefecture, Tōkamachi city is an area that experiences heavy snowfall, with 2-3 meters of snow in winter. The mineral-rich snow water makes this region famous for its major rice and vegetable production areas.

Let us introduce you to places to visit for great experiences in Tōkamachi.

Vegetable harvesting experience

The temperature difference between day and night is significant, which helps crops rest; the stress-free environment makes summer vegetables tasty. The vegetables are grown without chemicals and you can pick them to eat on the spot. They are fresh and juicy!



Kagura pepper

Vegan Sushi Making

Vegan cuisine does not contain any animal products such as meat, fish, egg, or dairy. Vegan sushi, made with mainly vegetables, is colorful and enhances the umami flavor of the vegetables.

Vegan sushi

From left: eggplant, lotus root, cucumber, fried kabocha squash, nori-rolled maitake mushroom tempura, asparagus, zucchini-rolled tomato gunkan-maki (battleship roll), dragon roll

Visiting a brewery

“Tsumari Beer” is a craft beer brewery founded last year in Tōkamachi city. Up-and-coming “Gosetsu Pale Ale” is a standard-style beer which is easy to drink. This beer received the bronze medal at a beer competition held in Japan. The Japanese-style design of the brand logo is stunning, featuring the Chinese phoenix with tails of rice grains.


Tsumari beer

Hegi Soba

One of the most famous specialties in Tōkamachi city is called Hegi Soba. The delectable soba noodles, served in small bite-sized portions, have smooth, chewy, firm texture. Try Hegi Soba when you visit!

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