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- This castle brings you back in time. Anyone visiting Shibata needs to visit Shibata Castle. It's a small castle in a nice setting it wont take long to look around but it worth the visit.Written March 12, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Exquisite peaceful garden. Take time to just sit quietly and look and listen. There are five tea houses around the garden. In addition to the main reception room overlooking the pond in the shape of the kanji for mizu (water), there is a samurai residence, a small museum of artefacts, and a long house for soldiers. The only disappointment was that the restaurant in this lovely Japanese garden served western food.Written May 28, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A large rambling manor house surrounded by slightly wild, beautiful gardens. When we visited, the azaleas were in bloom, and I imagine it would have lovely colours in the autumn. It is very peaceful and we had the place to ourselves. There are some of the family's possessions on display, and family photographs. The house was one of the first in the area to have electricity, and there is a variety of attractive Taisho era glass lampshades throughout the house. It is an easy 15 minute walk from Tsukioka station (unsignposted, so bring the Ichishimatei leaflet with a diagramatic map on the back). Note there are no taxis at the station.Written May 30, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We made a morning 30-minute train trip from Niigata to Shibata to see the spectacular Iris garden at Ijimino. Our attention focused on admiring the hundreds of flowers in full bloom so we did not explore the large park in its entirety. But we enjoyed what we saw. The shaded wheelchair-accessible walkway to the garden passes a huge pond, where at least one frog made its presence known. Benches above the garden allow visitors to sit and look at the myriad iris below, which range in color from white to deep purple.
Steps lead down to the garden, offering an opportunity for an even closer observation. We spent about 40 minutes walking past the flowerbeds, discussing the many varieties and taking photos. There were many signs in Japanese but virtually nothing in English. When we arrived around 9:30 a.m., only a few other visitors were there. By the time we left, the area had become crowded and included two elementary-school groups.
We took a taxi from the railroad station to the park and paid the equivalent of about $12 (U.S.). The park has no admission fee. A table was set up at the entrance to provide information in Japanese about the park and the iris. No one there spoke English but they understood our need for a taxi and called one for us.
I think a visit to the park to see the iris in bloom would be worthwhile if staying in the general area during June when the flowers are at their peak.Written June 21, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Just a few minutes from the Trina station you'll find this lovely little shrine. Beautiful woodwork and fine Torii to see.Written June 25, 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Just got done with the Akatani Cycling Road in Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Highly recommended. It has different sections. In town it begins near the train station (I'm still not sure the origin point--but it wasn't too hard to find. I poked around until I crossed it's route) The basic rule is just find route 14-it runs along the side. In town it's a wide (5 meters?) partially shady paved path through one of the pretty parts of town. People walk here, children ride their bicycles, there are a few park widgets to get your blood moving. It goes from houses to houses with gardens to farms on one side. A mile or so out it runs through the rice fields, a bamboo grove--little shade. I saw bicyclists, power walkers and some runners. Farther out of town it begins to climb into the mountains, where there's more shade, and it gets cool--even on a hot 30° C day in town. Most of my day was spend in shade in cool mountain air. The route climbs gradually-it's an old railway-- over 20 kilometers, about 300 meters. I was on an old school single speed bicycle. In the mountains the route is on the shoulder of route 14, but cars are few and slow. There are old train covered snow and avalanche sheds--open on one side, that have one-way traffic taking turns with signals. Near the top of the route is the Kajikawachisui Dam. I had to walk the bike up some of the grade, but it wasn't too hard. At this grade on the way down I saw and photographed a band of macaques (aka Japanese Snow Monkeys), friendly and curious they were as interested in me as I was of them. At the dam about 20 km in are terrific views of the reservoir lake. Through the whole section near and in the mountains is the river and many water falls along the side. A little farther past the dam is a rest room and a locked gate. The road continues, but the sign says, no cars or bicycles. I lifted the bike over the gate and continued riding up the road. Several mountain bikers passed by going down. I continued several more kilometers until I got to a bridge that had about 6 inches of water. I decided to skip getting my feet wet and turned around. I was about four hours in. A geared bicycle would've made it easier, and a mountain bike wasn't needed until after the locked gate. Because I went much farther, I climbed about 1600 feet total ( yes, my units are mixed! my GPS was still set on nautical miles, but I converted). The ride back was only two hours-it's downhill until you get to the rice paddies. There are bear warnings, but I've seen these just about everywhere in Japan. One wooden sign far above the gate looked like something had gnawed on the back about 5 feet off the ground... You can also drive route 14, which I did a couple of weeks ago, and see just about everything I saw today. Shibata is a nice town on the west coast of Japan, it's got a terrific castle, friendly people and everything around it is beautiful mountains, sea, small villages. Bring water and snacks. It's not recommended but if I needed to I'd have drank the water running out of the mountain.Written July 10, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful small church in Japanese rural area. Even if it is closed when i visited there, It is recommended for visiting this placeWritten June 19, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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