The incredible roar of water falling down from 55 meters above has given this attraction the nickname ‘Earthquake Falls’.
Niigata prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast is home to the port city of Niigata, where you’ll find excellent seafood and sake, and also mountains that offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Niigata
Things to Do in Niigata
Where the Japanese Alps suddenly descend into the sea lie the Oyashirazu and Koshirazu Beaches.
Also known as Niigata’s Mt. Fuji, the 2,454 meter high Mt. Myoko is counted as one as Japan’s 100 famous mountains.
Many shops selling fresh seafood are lined up on the road along Teradomari Beach.
Tsukioka Onsen is more than just a hot spring – it’s a town unto itself with lots of things to see and do.
The Furumachi district of Niigata is considered one of the three most prestigious areas in Japan for geisha, along with Gion in Kyoto and Shinbashi in Tokyo.
For two days the skies of Nagaoka are lit up with more than 20,000 incredible fireworks during the Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks Festival.