|Enjoy Niigata, Nagaoka Area
Places to Visit and Events to Enjoy in Nagaoka
|Access to Nagaoka City|
|From Narita or Haneda Airport (Tokyo)|
|Nagaoka is the second largest city in Niigata Prefecture. The Joetsu Shinkansen is a superexpress that connects Tokyo and Niigata and is the fastest way to arrive Nagaoka city from Tokyo (approximately 2 and a half hours) .|
|From Niigata Airport|
|Niigata airport is located north east of the Niigata Station. You can arrive Nagaoka City by taking 25-min Limousine bus from Niigata Airport to Niigata station (approximately 25 min) and also taking again the Joetsu Shinkansen from Niigata Station to Nagaoka Station (approximately 30 min).|
|About National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College|
|National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College established in 1962, is one of the oldest Kosen in Japan. The most significant feature of college education provided by Kosen is the theoretical and practical foundation offered through the five-year consistent educational program. It consists of subjects which will provide students with broad knowledge for the development of their personalities, and engineering skills. Nagaoka Kosen has 5 departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic System Engineering, Electronic Control Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering. To train well-rounded and creative engineering students who are willing to explore and work for the future of mankind is our educational philosophy.
Actually, since the 19th century, Nagaoka has had a long history of manufacturing due in part to its location close to the Higashiyama oil mines and its good transportation infrastructure. Currently, industrial production here in Nagaoka includes foundry industry, metal processing, precision instruments and the machine tools. In the history of the background, Nagaoka University of Technology was officially declared open on 1st October 1976 and the university has developed in many aspects and currently has become one of the best sought technology universities in Japan.