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Visitor Center Myokokogen Visitor Center

Myokokogen Visitor Center
An exquisite site that connects people with nature.

The Myokokogen Visitor Center is a museum that offers easy-to-understand explanations of the nature and history of Myoko and the lifestyles of the people of the region. Photographs, specimens, topographical models, video, and more are used. Among the interesting activities on weekends and during summer vacation are bird watching society gatherings, guided walks organized by the Center, crafting tea from wild grasses, black bass removal fishing contests, and other delightful events. In winter, visitors can take part in cross-country skiing and snowshoe walks to appreciate the snowfall. You can also engage in handicrafts that make use of local natural materials. The popular souvenir store has collections of original goods unique to Myoko. The Center also offers touring information on the surrounding area. Please feel free to stop by.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 - 17:00
Closed:No closings from April to November
Closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays December – March; and December 29 - January 3 for the New Year holiday
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Address:Sekikawa 2248-4, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture
Museum displays of specimens and models
Museum displays of specimens and models
Imori-ike Pond, reflecting the faces of Mt. Myoko through the seasons
Imori-ike Pond, reflecting the faces of Mt. Myoko through the seasons
Message from the Facility
DirectorYoshiki Kasuga
In spring, 100,000 blooming Asian skunk cabbage plants brighten the scene at Imori-ike Pond, next to the Visitor Center. A wheelchair-accessible walking path awaits, just a minute's walk from the parking lot. Don't miss “upside-down Myoko,” the water surface reflection of Mt. Myoko, one of the One Hundred Mountains of Japan. Other attractions include the Visitor Center's many events. Come and admire the lush nature of Myoko, which changes with the seasons. Also enjoy a visit to the “Seven hot spring areas, with five spring water types, and three hot water colors.” You are more than welcome at the Myokokogen Visitor Center!

Yoshiki Kasuga