©

Itoigawa trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Itoigawa

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Niigata Prefecture  /  Itoigawa
(3.2/5 based on 240+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: parks, museums, sightseeing
Itoigawa is a city in southern Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1954.As of January 1, 2013, the city has an estimated population of 47,102, with 17,672 households and a population density of 63.12 persons per km². The total area is 746.24 km².On April 1, 2005, the towns of Nō and Ōmi (both from Nishikubiki District) were merged into Itoigawa.The entire territory of Itoigawa is "Itoigawa Global Geopark" which is a member of the Japanese Geoparks Network and Global Geoparks Network on account of its outstanding geological heritage, educational programs and projects, and promotion of geotourism.The city will become a stop on the new Hokuriku Shinkansen line, expected to begin service in 2015.Historically, Itoigawa lies at the end of the famous shio no michi (salt road) that supplied salt to ancient Edo (Tokyo) via Nagano. Itoigawa is also famous for its jade which can be found on local beaches.The city is known for its distinctive black-colored yakisoba. Itoigawa is also known for its unique bugaku, a variety of traditional Japanese performance art. Itoigawa Bugaku can be seen at festivals taking place at Hakusan Shrine and Amatsu Shrine, and has been nationally designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset.
Take a look at our Japan vacation trip planner to refine the details of your trip to Itoigawa.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Itoigawa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Itoigawa:
Religious sites, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Winter sports, nature, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Winter sports, nature, spas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Winter sports, nature, baths
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nature, baths, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News