山古志

Yamakoshi

An archetypal scene of beautiful Japan is there. Yamakoshi is famous for brave bullfighting and colored carp.

小太郎 An area of Yamakoshi is in hilly lands surrounded by mountains, and formed by inclined plane.
The scene of terraced rice fields and pond is called Japanese archetypal scene.
These sceneries were selected an important place of cultural landscape which relates Nationally aguriculture, forestry and fisheries.
In addition, colored carp “Nishiki goi” which has a history of 200 years is designated civic-designated fish.
The bullfight which has a history of one thousand is designated Nationally designated important intangible folk cultural asset.
However all the residents were obliged to evacuate from a village in 2004 Chuetsu earthquake, “Let's go back to Yamakoshi” was the catchword of their rebuilding.
We make good use of “Yamakoshi fukko koryukan Orataru”, our experience and resources, and develope our community.

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Terraced rice fields and pond in Yamakoshi

Yamakoshi area has fantastic and beautiful scenery with terraced rice fields and pond.
Such cultivated area near the summit of mountains is rare. This is Japanese archetypal scenery.

  • 棚田・棚池風景landscape of terraced rice fields and pond in summer
  • 棚田・棚池風景 冬landscape of terraced rice fields and pond in winter
  • 錦鯉colored carp
  • 闘牛bullfighting

Earthquake archives

Yamakoshi area was affected by 2004 Chuetsu earthquake.
“Yamakoshi fukko koryukan Orataru” has a space including a relief model theater to introduce earthquake, and general counter.

  • 2015 山古志地域追悼式 復興の灯りlights for rebuilding, 2015 memorial ceremony in Yamakoshi
  • 2015 山古志地域追悼式 山古志小中学生「ありがとう」の合唱Yamakoshi elementary and juniour high school students chorus “Arigato”, 2015 memorial ceremony
  • やまこし復興交流館おらたる 来館者5万人達成The number of visitors achieved 50 thousand in Yamakoshi fukko koryukan "Orataru"
  • 防災運動会Field day of disaster prevention

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