Nagaoka – Japan special city on the island of Honshu, is part of Niigata Prefecture.
Nagaoka is located in the center of the prefecture, in the valley of the Shinano River. In 2010, when the municipality’s territory was expanded by joining the seaside town of Kashiwazaki, Nagaoka was the port city. Symbols of the city – zelkova Palmetto and azalea.
Development of the city of Nagaoka happened during the Tokugawa Shogunate (17-19 centuries). Naoёri Hori was appointed master of the territory in 1616. When it built a castle, which became the nucleus of Nagaoka. Later here until the Meiji Restoration of the rules Makino clan. The municipality formed in 1906. Since then, there Nagaoka industrial focus in the development of the city. In 1945, an important industrial center of the country’s 125 American bombers attacked the US Air Force, killed about a thousand people.
The main tourist object of Nagaoka – monument comm Hyappo or hundred bags of rice. It represents one of the key moments of the history of the city – the Boshin war (1860), which resulted in dilapidated army Meiji Nagaoka was on the verge of starvation, and the ruler of the neighboring city sent 100 bags of rice to help. In the city you can also visit several museums and parks.