Sunsets alone along the Sea of Japan, or Nihonkai as it’s called in Japanese, make getting there well worth the effort, and the cycling and camping it offers make it more than well worth it.
The park’s roses come in packs; a big patch of red here and a big patch of white there. The petals of the roses are made up of so many layers and visitors are welcome to get close with the roses and take as many pictures as they fancy.
Easily accessible from Tokyo via the Joetsu Shinkansen, there are plenty of reasons to pay this part of the country a visit - and not just for the bucketloads of winter activities! Wondering what Niigata has to offer? Here are 15 of the best things to see and do in this part of Japan.
With an endless view of the Sea of Japan below, this spot is easily your next stop to vow for eternal love.
Be amazed at how the workers are very dedicated in creating nothing but perfect quality products worthy of the company name.
When most people visit Japan for the first time, there’s few itineraries they have in mind. Very few of them involve a visit to the Hokuriku region. Here's why you definitely should go, and a sample itinerary stretched across the region's three main cities.
Fukushimagata Lagoon is a freshwater lake located in Niigata prefecture, an important wetlands ecosystem that is home to the rare Gorgon Plant and is also an important stopover for migratory birds.
While Niigata is rather out of the way and certainly off the beaten path, it is well worth the trek. As someone who doesn’t always get modern art, I was still delighted, awed, and intrigued by the amazing pieces on display here.
If you happen to be in Niigata for a short time Furusatomura will offer you a crash course on evolution of lifestyle in the city. Located in the central area and lying in the river bank of Shinano river, Furusatomura is one of the major tourists destinations in Niigata.
Niigata being a port city exhibits wonderful marine life in its natural habitat.