Nishikan Ward and Wara Art
Nishikan Ward is the hometown of Wara Art. These unique works made with straw (wara in Japanese) can be said to be a form of art that naturally emerged from Nishikan Ward, one of Japan's largest agricultural areas. Cooperation between young Tokyoites and local residents supports these works that astonish and move so many tourists.
Nishikan Ward Wander Tour
Nishikan Ward is more than just the Wara Art sculptures-we have beautiful rice field landscapes, hot springs, mountains, and the sea.
Wara Art Festival Gallery
Shows past artworks, event posters, artwork-making locations, and more.
In Nishikan Ward, you can encounter gourmet cuisine and culture unique to this place with seasonal beautiful scenery, delicious rice, and more. Create your own personal memories amidst the picturesque landscape of traditional Japan.
Try Visiting Nishikan Ward
Directions to Niigata Prefecture
By airplane from overseas
1 hour 50 minutes
2 hours 30 minutes
2 hours 10 minutes
3 hours 10 minutes
By Shinkansen from Tokyo
Directions to Nishikan Ward
Via the JR Echigo Line from Niigata Station
Echigo-Sone Station, 35 minutes
Maki Station, 40 minutes
Iwamura Station, 45 minutes