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Tourist Information Centers

Need help planning your trip? Don’t know where to eat? Having trouble figuring out how to get from A to B? Visit or contact one of our tourist information desks to get all the help you need!


Tokamachi Tourist Information Center

Located conveniently in Tokamachi Station, this area has all of the information you need! They have all of the latest news including upcoming events, tickets, and more! See the following for more information.

Tokamachi Tourist information
Telephone Number
+81-25-757-3345
Address 251-17 Asahi-cho, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata-ken 948-0079, JAPAN

(Tokamachi Station west exit)
Hours 9:00~17:00
Available Materials Pamphlets, maps, souvenirs, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage service,delivery service,advice (English speaking staff)
 

Matsudai and Matsunoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center

This is a great stop to make if you are looking for more information on how to get to Tokamachi City`s famous hot springs. From here you can ride a bus that will take you to places a train cannot. For more information, please see the following.

Matsudai and Matsunoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center
Telephone Number
+81-25-597-3442
Address 3816-1, Matsudai, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata-ken 942-1562
JAPAN
Hours 9:00~17:00
Available Materials Pamphlets, maps, souvenirs, free Wi-Fi
Note *If you would like to speak with someone in English, please call the Tokamachi Tourist Information Center at +81-25-757-3345
 

Getting Around

Ekikara Kantakun: the sightseeing taxi!

*This service is not available during the winter.

We recommend this taxi service if you would like to tour around Tokamachi but don’t have your own car. Ekikara Kantakun offers three set courses that takes you to see a variety of Tokamachi`s famous tourist spots like the breathtaking Kiyotsu Gorge in Nakasato, the amazing terraced rice fields in Matsudai, and the unique art scattered around the mountains. It leaves from Tokamachi station any time between 9:40 ~14:00; no reservations are necessary.  For more detailed information about the courses, please click here.

 Please note this is not a guided tour.

3hours ¥9,300(You can choose one out of the three.)

For more details please call the Tokamachi Tourist Information Center

+81-25-757-3345
Kiyotsu Gorge

Kiyotsu Gorge

 
Terraced Rice Fields

Terraced Rice Fields

 
草間彌生「花咲ける妻有」(C)Osamu nakamura

Echigi-Tsumari Art Field

Driving in Tokamachi City

Renting a car is one of the most convenient ways to get around Tokamachi City.

Car Rentals in Tokamachi City

Toyota Rent a Carhttps://rent.toyota.co.jp/eng/ (English)
Tokamachi branch Address2-4,3-Chome-minami,Inari-cho,Tokamachi-shi,Niigata 948-0093
(1 minute walk from Tokamachi Station)

Please note that you may need an international driving permit to drive in Japan on a tourist visa. You must obtain this before you depart your home country.
For more infomation on how to quality for car rental in Japan please check the guide below:
https://rent.toyota.co.jp/eng/drive/

Experience Tokamachi

Kimono Experience at a Textile Workshop

Try out a hands-on kimono experience!

Tokamachi has been considered second only to Kyoto when it comes to kimono production! You can see and experience our kimono culture at the Tohya textile workshop. Tohya offers a number of experiences including kimono wearing, workshop tours and hand-drawn yuzen dyeing. There is also a gift shop. Please look at the following for more details.

Hours 8:00~17:00
Address Showa-cho, 1-chome, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata-ken, 948-0061, JAPAN
Estimated Time To Complete About 150 minutes
Fee ¥3,000/person
Reservation Required one week in advance
Contact information for Tohya +81-25-757-3181 

For more details please call the Tokamachi Tourist Information Center

+81-25-757-3345

Model Course

Traveling by Car

Tokamachi Station
(Rent a Car)
Echigo-Yuzawa Station
(Rent a Car)
40min
30min
Kiyotsu Gorge
40min
Bijinbayashi Forest
20min
Matsudai Nohbutai (Art Museum)
< Lunch time & Viewing Art >

“You can enjoy walking around this area while viewing all the artworks!!”
(Approx,1~2 hours)
30min
House of Light
15min
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art,KINARE
< Cafe time & Viewing Art >

Michi-no-Eki Cross-10
< Souvenir Shop >
5min
50min
Tokamachi Station
Echigo-Yuzawa Station

Traveling on Foot

9:56 Departure Echigo-Yuzawa Station Hokuhoku Line 3832M Cho-Rapid
25min
10:20 Arrival Tokamachi Station
10min
10:30~ Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art,KINARE
<Cafe time & Viewing Art>

Michi-no-Eki Cross-10
<Souvenir Shop>
10min
12:00~ Exploring the Shopping Arcade & Lunch time

  • ◆Ikote
    -Tsumari Pork and their pickled vegetabies are very popular!!
  • ◆ZIKKA
    -This is Tokamachi’s home style restaurant where the food is made by 60+ year old moms.
  • ◆Echigo Tokamachi KOJIMAYA
    -You must try Hegi Soba!! (Tokamachi’s local speciality)
14:00 Departure Tokamachi Station Hokuhoku Line 840M
10min
14:10 Arrival Matsudai Station

Matsudai Nohbutai (Art Museum)

“You can enjoy walking around this area while viewing all the artworks!!”
(Approx,1~2 hours)
15:30~ Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo <Cafe time>
16:00~ Matsudai History Museum
3min
16:45 Departure Matsudai Station Hokuhoku Line 847M
40min
17:26 Arrival Echigo-Yuzawa Station