A relaxing prefecture with delicious Japanese cuisine, ski resorts and plenty of onsen!
A shrine standing at the foot of a tranquil mountain. It is a power spot for love and good fortune.
Ponshukan, Niigata Station
Taste of 91 brands of Niigata sake right at the station. Enjoy the Niigata sake with a meal
The substantial snowfall is the biggest attraction. A highland resort where you can truly enjoy skiing and an “onsen”
Old Saito Villa
The garden and house as one form a world of beauty. The villa is a stylishly built using modern Japanese architecture.
Teradomari Fish Market
On the coast of the Sea of Japan is a fish market that prides itself on its fresh and reasonably priced products
Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort
The ski resort is right there as soon as you leave the station! The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) has direct access
Niigata Manga Animation Museum
Experience the sub-culture of Japan in Niigata city, the city of “manga” and “anime”!
Okome no Gakkou (Rice School)
Enjoy learning about the delicious rice in Niigata Prefecture, Japan’s foremost area for rice
Niigata Senbei Kingdom
Niigata is famous for “senbei” (rice crackers). Here you can enjoy “senbei yaki” (roasted rice crackers)
Northern Culture Museum
The grand mansion of the Ito family (landowners of the Echigo region) transformed into a museum. The garden and the art collection are first rate.
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Le Lectier Pears
A type of Western pear that is unique even in Japan. It is a top brand which boasts its sweetness and scent.
Sasa Dango (Bamboo Leaf Dumplings)
A traditional Niigata sweet with the fresh scent of bamboo leaves
Red Snow Crab
A product of the Sea of Japan, you will want to eat this fresh crab as much as possible!
Japan’s top brand of rice, grown on the great lands of Niigata Prefecture
A rich ramen with plenty of pork back fat born in a “manufacturing town”
Noko Miso Ramen
Extremely rich miso soup with extremely thick noodles! A ramen representing Niigata, a battleground for the dish
The popular collaboration between two of Japan’s favourite dishes, curry and ramen!
A brand of sweet and fragrant strawberry that has the Japanese word for “princess”
A combination of Japan’s top rice and the seafood from the Sea of Japan, Niigata sushi has an unparalleled taste
High-grade sake with a smooth and refreshing taste made on the lands of the finest rice in Japan
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