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Hyoko Lake

  • Niigata

Known as the lake of swans, Hyoko Lake has been designated a national natural treasure.F…

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Hyoko Lake

Northern Culture Museum

  • Niigata

The Northern Culture Museum is the former residence of a local wealthy farming family. T…

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Northern Culture Museum

Mount Yahiko

  • Niigata

Mount Yahiko rises 634 metres above the ground – as high as the Tokyo Skytree &nda…

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Mount Yahiko

Takada Castle Site Park

  • Niigata

Takada Park is home to castle ruins and is famous for its gorgeous cherry blossoms. In s…

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Takada Castle Site Park

Iwamuro Onsen

  • Niigata

Iwamuro Onsen is quiet retreat from Niigata City and a hot spring area with more than 30…

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Iwamuro Onsen

Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

  • Niigata

Located in Tokamachi city, Niigata, the Hoshitoge Rice Terraces are famous for their sce…

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Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

Marinepia Nihonkai - Niigata City Aquarium

  • Niigata

Located in an open coastal area that is constantly refreshed by sea breezes, and with ap…

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Marinepia Nihonkai - Niigata City Aquarium

Tsukioka Onsen

  • Niigata

Tsukioka Onsen is famed for its rich sulphuric water with one of the highest sulphur con…

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Tsukioka Onsen

Sasagawa Nagare Coastline

  • Niigata

Sasagawa Nagare is an 11-kilometre stretch of coastline near the city of Murakami, with …

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Sasagawa Nagare Coastline

Residence of Watanabe Family

  • Niigata

The Watanabe Residence is the former house of one of Niigata’s wealthy merchants a…

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Residence of Watanabe Family

Myoko Kogen

  • Niigata

This highland region comprises seven hot springs, including Myoko, Akakura, Ikenotaira, …

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Myoko Kogen

Shirone Giant Kite Battle

  • Niigata

This unique festival features a battle between approximately 300 massive kites, each app…

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Shirone Giant Kite Battle

Katakai Festival

  • Niigata

This fireworks festival sees the launch of many large spherical fireworks, including the…

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Katakai Festival

Shibata Castle Ruins Park

  • Niigata

Shibata Castle Ruins Park is located on the site of the historic Shibata Castle. It has …

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Shibata Castle Ruins Park

Tokamachi Snow Festival

  • Niigata

Tokamachi Snow Festival was born from the ideas of local people to “befriend the s…

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Tokamachi Snow Festival

Nagaoka Festival

  • Niigata

The Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show is considered to be one of Japan’s three…

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Nagaoka Festival

Fossa Magna Museum

  • Niigata

The Fossa Magna Museum is a museum that tells the story of Japan’s minerals, rocks…

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Fossa Magna Museum

Fukushimagata Wetlands

  • Niigata

Fukushimagata Wetlands is a vast nature reserve stretching over 193 hectares. It is home…

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Fukushimagata Wetlands

Hakusan Park

  • Niigata

Hakusan Park is a Dutch-style promenade garden neighbouring Hakusan Shrine. This beautif…

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Hakusan Park

The Old Saito Residence

  • Niigata

This grand house was built in 1918 as a family villa by Kijuro Saito IV, a scion of the …

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The Old Saito Residence

Sado Island

  • Niigata

Sado Island is Japan’s second largest island after the island of Okinawa. This lar…

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Sado Island

Sado Gold Mine

  • Niigata

Sado gold mine was Japan’s largest silver and gold mine in early modern times. The…

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Sado Gold Mine

Yahiko Shrine

  • Niigata

With a history stretching back 2,400 years, the Yahiko Shrine has been worshipped since …

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Yahiko Shrine

Salmon Salting Experience

  • Niigata

Murakami City has a long history with salmon, so much so that it is said that the city h…

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Salmon Salting Experience

Ichishima Sake Brewery (Brewery Tours)

  • Niigata

The Ichishima Sake Brewery was founded by the Ichishima family, which were one of the la…

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Ichishima Sake Brewery (Brewery Tours)

Toki Messe (Niigata Convention Centre)

  • Niigata

Toki Messe is a convention centre located at the mouth of the Shinano River meeting the …

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Toki Messe (Niigata Convention Centre)

Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

  • Niigata

The Joetsu Aquarium, known by its nickname of “Umigatari,” was reopened afte…

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Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

Kotakigawa Jade Gorge

  • Niigata

Located in Itoigawa, a region famous for its jade, Kotakigawa Jade Gorge is the leading …

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Kotakigawa Jade Gorge

Make sasa-dango, a local sweet of Niigata Prefecture

  • Niigata

Sasa-dango is Niigata Prefecture’s iconic sweet. It contains lots of mugwort colle…

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Make sasa-dango, a local sweet of Niigata Prefecture

Walking tour: Old Port Town Niigata

  • Niigata

This walking tour takes you through the old port town Niigata. Explore the moat town whi…

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Walking tour: Old Port Town Niigata

Fossa Magna Itoigawa Onsen

  • Niigata

The waters of Itoigawa Onsen gush forth from a depth of 1,000m, from the huge Fossa Magn…

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Fossa Magna Itoigawa Onsen

Ponshukan

  • Niigata

For anyone who likes Japanese sake, this is the place to come if you are visiting Niigat…

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Ponshukan

Untoan Temple

  • Niigata

Calm your mind and attain peace in the grounds of this temple surrounded by nature&mdash…

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Untoan Temple

Takada Castle Town Gangi Street

  • Niigata

A “gangi” refers to a traditional veranda or arcade-like construction in fro…

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Takada Castle Town Gangi Street

Bijinbayashi

  • Niigata

A beautiful beech forest with many slender trunked trees. It has become known as Bijinba…

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Bijinbayashi

Naena Waterfall

  • Niigata

Naena Waterfall has been selected one of Japan’s 100 greatest waterfalls. The forc…

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Naena Waterfall

Yahiko Onsen

  • Niigata

This hot spring area stands at the gateway to Yahiko Shrine, which is known affectionate…

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Yahiko Onsen

Ryotsu Onsen

  • Niigata

This hot spring area is close to Ryotsu Port on Sado Island. The five hot springs of Ryo…

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Ryotsu Onsen

Mount Hakkai Ropeway and Observatory

  • Niigata

Mount Hakkai has been worshipped as a spiritual mountain since ancient times. It is the …

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Mount Hakkai Ropeway and Observatory

Create hammered patterns on a copper beer cup

  • Niigata

Tsuiki (hammered) copperware, one of Tsubame City’s traditional metalworking produ…

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Create hammered patterns on a copper beer cup
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