Ever wondered where your favourite Japanese koi actually came from? When you buy Japanese koi, you can usually ask the retailer what farm or breeder the koi come from. There are dozens of excellent koi breeders in Japan that are dedicated to producing the most beautiful koi possible. Some small koi farms are very specialized, and focus on breeding only one koi variety of koi, while many of the larger farms breed many different varieties.
On the interactive map below, we have pinned the locations of many well known koi farms in the Niigata region and surrounding areas. This map is by no means complete, as information on some breeders is difficult to find, however, we will be adding more to this map from time to time.
If you want to find out more about a particular koi farm, you can zoom in to get a closer look at the farm ponds or greenhouse. If you click on the red fish symbol, a link to some photos and videos will open on the left side of the map.