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Things to Do in Niigata

Niigata, 22 Jun.

Explore these great things to see and do in Niigata, from Naena Falls to the Furumachi Geisha District.

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Naena Falls

Naena Falls

The incredible roar of water falling down from 55 meters above has given this attraction the nickname ‘Earthquake Falls’.

Mt. Myoko and Lake Imori

Mt. Myoko and Lake Imori

Also known as Niigata’s Mt. Fuji, the 2,454 meter high Mt. Myoko is counted as one as Japan’s 100 famous mountains.

Tsukioka Onsen

Tsukioka Onsen

Tsukioka Onsen is more than just a hot spring – it’s a town unto itself with lots of things to see and do.

Furumachi Geisha District

Furumachi Geisha District

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.

Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks Festival

Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks Festival

For two days the skies of Nagaoka are lit up with more than 20,000 incredible fireworks during the Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks Festival.

Western Cutlery from Tsubame-Sanjo

Western Cutlery from Tsubame-Sanjo

For four hundred years, craftsmen in the towns of Tsubame and Sanjo have specialized in fine metal works, including handmade knives, copper pots, traditional Japanese tools, and, more recently, a wide variety of western cutlery.

Hegi-soba noodles

Hegi Soba Noodles

Hegisoba is a type of soba that is served in a wooden dish called a “hegi.” Hegisoba is made with funori (seaweed), which gives it the smooth, firm texture that it is known for.

Uonuma Koshihikari Rice

Uonuma Koshihikari Rice

Niigata is proud to be one of the top rice production areas in Japan, and the most delicious type of rice from here is called koshihikari.

Sake (Niigata)

Sake (Niigata)

With about 90 sake breweries, Niigata is one of Japan’s leading sake producing areas.

Kiwami Sushi

Kiwami Sushi

A Niigata specialty, Kiwami Sushi is a 10-piece platter of the prefecture’s finest sushi, served at only a select list of restaurants.

Sake Museum Ponshu-kan

Sake Museum Ponshu-kan

Inside Echigo-Yuzawa station’s Ponshu-kan, you can enjoy different varieties of sake tasting.

Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort

Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort

Connected directly to the train station, Gala Yuzawa couldn’t be more convenient to get to. Seventeen different courses vary in difficulty from beginner to expert, making Gala Yuzawa an excellent choice for all levels.

Naeba Ski Resort

Naeba Ski Resort

This ski resort offers unparalleled support and the many charms of the Naeba Prince Hotel. The location faces northeast and is blessed with high-quality powder snow.