Wara Art Festival gallery

This year’s theme is “Lucky things that bring vitality to those who see them.”Ho-oh, Amabie, and Sankaku Daruma will bless us with their presence!

Wara Art Festival 2021

Dates: Sunday, August 29–Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Uwasekigata Park

This event is one that only "rice country" Niigata can put on as rice straw ("wara") make up the giant creatures at the Wara Art Festival. The straw creatures will show you a completely alternate universe that explores the theme of what it would be "If" a things were different.

Giant Wara Art sculptures made of rice straw will be displayed at Uwasekigata Park.

In addition, on Saturdays and Sundays during the event, the Nishikan Market will be held so you can enjoy even more of the charms of Nishikan Ward.

If you're going to Nishikan Ward, it's convenient to take a private taxi from the airport!



If you use the Niigata West Coast Liner, it is 80 minutes non-stop from Niigata Airport to Iwamuro Onsen. Have the hotel store your luggage and enjoy a comfortable stroll in the onsen town.

See the Sights of Nishikan Ward by Bus

Nishikan Ward Tourism Loop Bus

Nishikan Ward Tourism Loop Bus

Visit Iwamuroya to buy Nishikan Ward souvenirs and have lunch, hike one of the many trails up Mt. Kakuda, take in the grand view of the Sea of Japan along the Seaside Line coastal road, and enjoy all that Nishikan Ward has to offer. This loop bus visits the various spots of Nishikan Ward from May through October.

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