I took a one day bus trip to Niigata, the north-east side of Japan, with my parents on 25th Feb. Niigata prefecture is a famous for SNOW in Japan! We were wondering the weather at there that day, fortunately, it was a very warm and sunny day!
The photos below taken in the bus.
The lunch time.
We took the bus again and moved to Shiozawashuku（塩沢宿）.
The city of Shiozawashuku（塩沢宿）. It is the very old city and has a long history. The buildings on the main street keep traditional styles.
This is a bank!
The rooms were used for the couseling in the bank.
The very old Hina-dolls（ひな人形）, the dolls has been decorated on March wishing for girls grow. We decolate them now, too. The 3rd of March is the day for girls.
These look very modern Hina-dolls.
Kanetsugu Naoe. He must be a hero of this city or this area. I'm sorry that I'm not good at Japanese history.
My mon asked me to take a photo. She likes it.
We found very luxurious Hina-dolls on the way. According to the instruction, these dolls were made by four professionals using four different traditional techniques.
Why luxurious Hina-dolls? It says the set of dolls costs 5,000,000 yen (app. $50,000) of much to make!!!!!
The post office and the old style mail post.
The pharmacy founded in 1568（永禄11年）.
In 1977（昭和52年）, snow fell 1.4M in one day.
Ayana Onozaki, the Olympic athelete of the Free style women half pipe in 2018. She must be from this city or this area.