Niigata City has flourished as a historic port town on the Shinano River, Japan’s largest river flowing to the Sea of Japan. There is fine cuisine and culture in this city of rice and sake, where there is also the seasonal beauty and blessing of the sea, rivers and mountains. With a history going back 300 years to the Edo Period, Iwamuro Hot Springs is also known as “Reigan-no-yu (hot spring of the wild goose spirit” from a legend of a wild goose that was healed in the spring water. Enjoy unique country cuisine such as Koshihikari brand rice , local autumn cuisine, Echigo pork and local sake in the vast rural; landscape, nature-rich countryside, and the charming history of the Hokkoku Road that runs through Iwamuro Hot Springs.