Family and Kids in Nagaoka

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Nagaoka? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Nagaoka, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Nagaoka.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Nagaoka for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Echigo Hillside Park

    Park, Observatory

    This massive hillside park has everything. Here's a quick summary of its facilities. The playground facilities include wooden structures, bounce pits, musical fountain, amphitheatre, a burnt grass sculpture, a grass, a huge grass lawn. There is a rock garden laid out to mirror the milky way; multiple flower viewing gardens and promenades; a barbeque area, atrium, and rest house; there is a conf...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto Memorial Museum

    Family and Kids

    During WWII, Isoroku Yamamoto was the Japanese Marshal Admiral and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet, and in charge of major offensives such as Pearl Harbour. This museum traces his life, his achievements, his beliefs and his stances on the war in seven exhibits. Various memorabilia from his life, including letters, portraits, a part of the plane he was killed in, his favourite Japan...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Ao-re Nagaoka

    Family and Kids

    City halls tend to be grand looking but boring places, stately buildings where the governing is done and from where civilians usually stay away. Notso here. When constructing Ao-re, the architect KengoKuma had a very definitive aim in mind: to create a meeting place for citizens in an warm and inviting ambience. To this end, rather than use traditional brick and mortar, they made used of local ...Read more
  4. Amazing Nagaoka attraction for kids
    Teradomari Aquarium


    About 10000 animals representing 400 exotic marine species are housed in this Museum. There are three floors. First floor: The loggerhead turtle, the marin girl migratory fish, tropical fish in coral ecosystems, archer fish and giant crabs. Second Floor: Moon jellyfish, stuffed sea lion, petting pool (starfish and sea cucumbers) and everyone's favourite - the Magellan penguins. The T...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Niigata Prefectural Museum Of Modern Art


    You are greeted into this museum by eight beautiful garden sculptures outdoors. Inside, the museum has a lovely collection of art dating from the Taiko period, which is the expanded upon by collections of modern Japanese art from the 20th century, particularly the works of BakusenTsuchida and Misao Yokoyama. Additionally, the museum also collects western style artwork that bears close resemblan...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Nagaoka
    Eguchi Dumpling Head Office

    Family and Kids

    A 20 minute drive out of Nagaoka takes you to a curious little confectionary shop beside the highway, in a repurposed farmhouse. They basically sell and serve tea and sweetened sticky rice dumplings. It's a huge hit. The regionl specialty is something called a 'sasadango' and it is wrapped in bamboo leaves. For for a fee and a booking, you can actually get a lesson on how to make your own dumpl...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Nagaoka War Damage Exhibit Hall

    Family and Kids

    It is said that the Niigata area was the third of the sites designated to be bombed by nuclear weapons after Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII, but the country surrendered before the plan could be carried out. However, the city was extensively firebombed, and much of it was destroyed. This unassuming looking exhibition, presented over two floors, exhibits artefacts from the bombing period such as ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Kawai Tsuginosuke Memorial

    Family and Kids

    This museum focuses on the life and exploits of Tsuginosuke Kawai, who was the last military commander of Nagaoka during the end of the Edo Period. He is still held in high regard here for his compassion and his humanity. He led his forces against and the Meiji military and lost. At this museum you'll find his family crest, flag, a gattling gun replica that was used in the battle that led to vi...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Yukyuzan Park


    How can any decent Japanese town be complete without the obligatory cherry tree park? With 2500 trees waiting to bloom in spring, the park also provides other recreational amenities such as a pool, a baseball field, a Japanese Garden, three small shrines, and playgrounds. The grounds tend to be lively with little animals and birds. There is even a small, free animal enclosure. Within the park a...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Yamakoshi Alpaca Farm

    Family and Kids

    People often mistake Alpaca for sheep or llama, but they are actually more closely related to camels. For some reason, there are Alpacas at this cute little hill ranch in Nagooka, even though their natural habitat in is Peru, South America. These little fellas came over from Colorado. They are apparently the main reason this little village now gets visitors. You can buy alpaca themes items like...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Niigata Prefectural Museum Of History

    Family and Kids

    You should start your Nagaoka tour here, where the history of the city and the prefecture is so beautifully told. It puts everything into context, including anthropology, archaeology, and folklore - 30000 years worth of history. The main exhibits are: Diorama of Niigata in a 1950s winter. Making Rice: The history of rice cultivation from the Edo period to now. World of the Jomon: Dioramas of t...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Hotokusaninari Taisha Shrine

    Family and Kids

    This shrine surprises all visitors by sheer virtue of its size. Once in the spring, and once in the fall, people from all over the country come to pray here, at it is known as the candle of the Inarii. People pray for all sorts of things - good harvest, family health, romantic success, exorcising, national peace of evil - this is quite a busy deity. The history of the shrine is said to date bac...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Koryu Shrine

    Family and Kids

    After you've driven to the hill, 118 steps remain to be climbed to take you to the shrine, where people come to pray for business prosperity. It's a steep climb, but there is an elevator nearby. From the top, the view is quite beautiful, mountains on three sides, and a river coursing along the bottom. You're not allowed to access the inner shrine though. After you're done admiring the views, th...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Yukiguni Garden Park

    Park, Botanical Garden

    Established to help preserve and exhibit the best of the natural beauty of the hilly snow country, this garden is a marvel of natural landscaping techniques. Now it is a place of naturally growing wild-flowers, flocks of birds, and summer nights when fireflies dance an enchanting dance. IT is a vast park and a lovely place for a stroll in nearly any season.