Greetings from the town mayor

Welcome to the Aga Town website

The four towns and villages in Higashikanbara-gun County combined together on April 1, 2005 to create Aga Town. The town is the 3rd largest in Niigata Prefecture with an area of 952.89 km2 and has a population of about 14,000. We have leisure facilities such as spas, campsites and golf courses in our abundant nature and brilliant culture and tradition unique to our area. You can feel the tenderness and blessings of nature year round in this town; in spring you can get the best of the fresh new greenery, in summer, canoeing, mountain stream fishing and playing at the river, and in winter, skiing and snowboarding.

While many local governments now are facing the problem of losing vitality due to depopulation, decreasing birthrate and aging, we are working to have our town full of vitality with the blessed seasonal natural scenery as we utilize our abundant resources such as the tradition and cultures that have been handed down so that young and old can live safely and at ease every day.

By communicating about the plentiful attractions of Aga Town to local residents and people all over Japan and abroad so that they will know about the wonderful points of the town, we hope to have Aga Town people working in big cities return here to work and other urbanites come here to work. We hope many people will visit Aga Town where they can enjoy sightseeing from season to season. We greatly appreciate your continuous support and cooperation for making this happen.

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