Three alpacas came to Yamakoshi for the first time as early as the first snow in November 2009. It was sent from Colorado State in the United States after the earthquake, “If it helps Yamakoshi become healthy”, it began to be raised at the oil party settlement. “Yamakoshi’s alpaca” is very popular as a local idol. Today, the number of heads has also increased, and there are farms in the Oyuma settlement and Seedobara community, and many people have come to visit the settlement for the purpose of the tour.

(From the Niigata Kankou Navi)