Tokamachi is located in the southern region of Niigata
Prefecture. It only takes 2 hours by bullet-train to get
here from Tokyo; but although they may be close, the
landscape, culture and climate of Tokamachi is a world
apart from the busy concrete jungle of Japan’s capital.
Tokamachi is a place to relax and unwind, where you
can come into touch with traditional Japanese culture
and experience something you can’t in the city. The
landscape is mostly covered by mountains, forests and
rice fields, and is home to some of the most stunning
sights and spectacular events in all of Japan – including
one of the world’s largest contemporary art festivals! A
blanket of deep white snow is cast over Tokamachi for
around one-third of the year, with some areas buried in
snowfall of up to 5 meters. Being part of the tourism
sphere known as Snow Country, Tokamachi offers
exceptional opportunities for winter fun and cultural
experiences such as skiing and snowboarding, bathing
in snow-set hot spring baths, winter firework displays,
and the spectacular Tokamachi Snow Festival.
Tokamachi awaits you!