Kashiwazaki is a city located in the middle at Niigata prefecture, that has long prospered through its commerce and industry.
It faces the Sea of Japan and in the summer it is crowded with beachgoers.
If you venture a little further inland, you can encounter scenery that remains unchanged since long ago and also beautiful nature.
Kashiwazaki has many different events throughout the year, and in the summer, we hold a festival with 15,000 magnificent fireworks which are launched against the backdrop of a vast ocean.
Kashiwazaki is surrounded by sea and mountains, and you can enjoy delicious food from either. There are also many rice farmers and shops that sell sakes and snacks made from rice.
In sports, water polo is popular; Kashiwazaki was the first city in Japan to form its own adult professional water polo team.