Niigata: Kozan Matsuri

Gold mine festival. The town was once a gold mining town in feudal days.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 22
from 8 p.m.: Local folk dancing parade on the town's main streets
● July 23
from 8 p.m.: Fireworks display in Kasugazaki

Location: Aikawa Haneda-machi, Sado, Aikawa Haneda-machi, Sado, Niigata

JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line to Niigata. From there, take bus to Niigata Port - Sado-Kisen (15 min.), and change to Jetfoil to Ryotsu Port in Sado Island (1 hour), and then take bus to Nishi Keisatsusho-mae Bus Stop (50 min.).

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.