Short hiking in Niigata
During a one-week stay in Joetsu, we did fishing and took many walks.
Short hiking at Kanaya mountain
If you follow local people, you could find the best fishing spots in Naoetsu Harbor even near the thermal power station.
At Kanaya mountain area, we did a riverside walk along the river, and saw fireflies and lightning bugs. The Japanese name of “Hotaru” (fireflies) is pretty to say. Local people support Hotaru to grow there. From June to July, you can see Hotaru.
Hunting tadpoles by hand
My boys tried to hunt for tadpoles for 2 hours. Yes, it’s a good time to do so on a sunny day.