Sunday, December 27, 2009


Of Interest: multiple museums, downtown Nagaoka
Lodging: multiple, in all price ranges
Tourist Office: no, but maps of the town are available at the station
Int'l ATM: In the department store across the street
Internet Access: There is a single computer at the Int'l Center. Walk straight down the main street in front of the station to the Civic Center.
Accessibility: elevators at all train platforms

Nagaoka is a medium-sized city in the center of Niigata Prefecture. The city itself is inland, but a port village was incorporated into the municipal area in 2005.

The trains of the Joetsu Line head inland, most ending an hour and a half away at Echigo-Yuzawa station, a spa resort in the mountains, but some continue on into Gunma Prefecture. Both Echigo-Yuzawa and Nagaoka are also stops on the Joetsu Shinkansen. Naoetsu is also an hour and a half away, this time to the south.

There is no English on the signs in Nagaoka Station.

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