Bijinrin is a beech forest in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture.The name Bijinbayashi comes from the fact that even in heavy snowfall areas, the trunk of the beech forest is straight and the beech forest is straight.It is a shooting spot where many photographers visit, and it is a treasure trove of wild birds that can be observed all year round.There is a pond in the beech forest, and the beech forest reflected in the pond is also beautiful.It is a spot where you can see a fantastic sight depending on how the sunlight shines.
The picture above was taken at a pond called “Bijin Forest Mirror” on the banks of Bilin Forest, which is about a 5-minute walk from the parking lot.The admission fee and parking lot were free, and there were many people hiking and photographers shooting wild birds.It was a nice spot that was quiet and very relaxing in nature.
“Kiyotsukyo” is a canyon in the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, and is one of the three largest canyons in Japan, along with Kurobe Gorge (Toyama Prefecture) and Osugi Valley (Mie Prefecture).The columnar joints of the Senryoku Higan are splendid, and the 750m-long “Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel” allows you to safely enjoy the magnificent beauty of the gorge.
Naena Waterfall is a waterfall on the “Sekigawa” that flows through the prefectural border between Niigata and Nagano.The drop is 55m, and it is impressive to see the drop of water.It features a basalt wall with well-developed prismatic cracks called columnar joints, and you can enjoy the beauty of the valley in various seasons.The promenade is maintained, and it is about a 15-minute walk (in snowy season) from the parking lot to the Takino Observatory.
“Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks at the Art Festival of the Earth” is a fireworks display held at “Atema Kogen Resort Bernatio” in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture.A flower garden of light is created by planting about 20,000 seeds of light in a vast snowy field.Sankudama fireworks and the art of light are fantastic.
The picture above shows the fireworks display.This time I shot in a tripod prohibited area, so I used a monopod.I went to the venue by shuttle bus from the evening, but it was a great person.Those photographed in the usable area of the tripod were in long lines and kept in a dash.
The picture above is the scenery after the fireworks display.Since the number of people has decreased, we can see the snowy plateau well.The lights handed to each person at the entrance are filled with your own hands.I was healed by a wonderful event.
Ryukokubo is a beautiful lake dyed with mysterious emerald green, which was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan.It is designated as a Natural Environment Conservation Area and Wildlife Sanctuary as it has many forests and an excellent natural environment.In addition, there are few brook trout in Niigata Prefecture, and there are many bird species, and 36 species have been confirmed.It is also one of Japan’s leading heavy snowfall areas.
The amount of water is very abundant, 30 tons per minute, about 43,000 tons a day, the amount of spring water is enough to replace all the pond water in a day.The beautiful, never-turbid water is so transparent that you can clearly see the bottom of the pond.