Dating back to the first 1700s, was appointed to enshrine Tadatoki Makino, the 3rd lord of the Nagaoka domain, by the Shinto-in-Chief in Kyoto. With affectionately nicknamed "O-yama" draws tens of thousands of visitors from all sides.
Nakanoshima is proud of this gigantic one-acre Lotus Root Field. Brilliant green in early summer, the field will transform into a garden of pink and white flowers late in May.
This annual festival is a celebration of Nagaoka's cherished historical event. The festival takes the form of a truly grand parade set to relaxing new age music in which approximately 500 citizens dressed in samurai warrior costumes re-create an impressive and truly memorable samurai military procession.
Hosts various events such as a jumbo slide and snow sculptures. "Making snow less painful" is a slogan, as is, "Enjoying the winter of Nagaoka without hesitation".