Beaches in Kashiwazaki

Autumn leaves at the Shoun sanso Japanese garden

Thatched roof houses at Oginoshima

Kashiwazaki Red sea bream-topped rice soaked in soup stock

Fireworks of Gion Kashiwazaki Festival

Kashiwazaki lies approximately in the center of Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast, roughly two and a half hours from Tokyo Station by rail. This was once an oil-producing region and this gave rise to a thriving industry in the manufacture of machine parts for the petroleum sector. It is also known for the first place in Japan where serious oil refining was undertaken. Such rich environment, with the sea and the mountains, enables people to enjoy beaches, hiking trails, and other outdoor pursuits.