Niigata-ken Travel Guide

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Niigata

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Naoetsu

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Shibata

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Nagaoka

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Kashiwazaki

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Yuzawa

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Maki

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Urasa

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Ogi

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Kadoide

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Gosen

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Niigata

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  • Bandai's Love La 1

    Niigata Shopping

    Love La (1) contains a variety of clothes shops. My particular favorite stores located in this building are:KinokuniyaThe Body ShopEddie BauerOther stores inside worth mentioning;The GAPLOFTUNIQLO

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  • Hotel Nikko Niigata

    Niigata Hotels

    Nikko hotels are usually expensive, and I don't often have the opportunity to stay in one, but the...

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  • For Books, Magazines, and other stuff...

    Niigata Shopping

    Kinokuniya is one of two bookstores in Niigata (the largest bookstore chain in Japan) that carries a some foreign (mostly English) books, magazines, and other print media. It`s also a good place to pick up some books and study materials for those who are studying Japanese.(For cheaper prices you can try amazon.com) This is a good place to pick up...

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Naoetsu

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  • WHAT TO BRING?

    Naoetsu What to Pack

    If you plan on doing a lot of train travel when you are in Japan then I suggest that you decline from bringing large, heavy suitcases. Most train stations in Japan have huge staircases (often no lift) so lugging a big suitcase is not an easy task. I suggest a good backpack would be a good choice. Rainy Season is around June/July and rain weather...

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  • SUMMER FESTIVALS

    Naoetsu Local Customs

    In Japan there are many summer festivals all over the country. Often they include fireworks displays. The one in Naoetsu consisted of large Yamakoshi floats with Taiko drums on them. The people wear Happi coats or Yukata and play instruments, dance around and generally yell a lot! I didn't join in but it was interesting to watch from the...

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  • BY FERRY

    Naoetsu Transportation

    Naoetsu is a port town with ferried that run out to Sado-ga-shima Island just off the coast of Niigata. There are ferries which take 2 and a half hours and also a jet-foil ferry which will get you there in 60 minutes. Contact the Sado Kisen Company (025)2451234 for more information.

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Shibata

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  • Damn Nice Park

    Shibata Things to Do

    Shimizu En (Garden) is kind of hidden, but if you are in Shibata it is one of the must see places, as must see as Shibata gets. This is very well maintained, and quiet. Great place to take photos of the kids, your wife in a kimono, wedding shots, shichi go san...Shibata has a historical connection to Kyoto. Being a castle town and all. Ive even...

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  • Hotel Route Inn Shibata Inter

    Shibata Hotels

    3-3-12 Funeiricho, Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, 957-0065, Japan

    Good for: Business

  • Shibata Shinmichi

    Shibata Nightlife

    Im too old to really give much advice on partying in Shibata. If you see any recommendations to go to Knightsbridge as the foreigner bar in town, well... The ownership has changed, and its just another Japanese bar now. Regardless, Shinmichi is the traditional drinking area of Shibata. Its about 4 long blocks in front of Shibata station. Its a...

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Nagaoka

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Kashiwazaki

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  • Go to Kashiwazaki's Turkish Culture...

    Kashiwazaki Things to Do

    Kashiwazaki Turkish Culture Village is a good place to go for a day trip. From Niigata City, it is a bit more than a 2 hour drive. It's also possible to take a train to the area. At the Turkish village you can enjoy some fine Turkish cooking, watch a belly dancer, see traditional Turkish dancing and listen to live Turkish music, and buy various...

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  • Misakikan

    Kashiwazaki Hotels

    2-10-39 Banjin, Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, 945-0853, Japan

    Good for: Couples

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Yuzawa

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  • Onsen

    Yuzawa Things to Do

    Onsen...Mother nature's Jaquzzi. Japan, being a series of volcanic islands, has a lot of hot water coming out of the ground and Onsen is the Japanese tradition of a bunch of naked people sitting around in this natural hot tub. All over Japan, there are hot bubbling springs to be enjoyed. I tried this out in Yuzawa and Nara. Yuzawa is famous for...

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  • NASPA New Otani

    Yuzawa Hotels

    We came here for Christmas, staying a few nights at the NASPA hotel and Ski garden. I wanted...

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  • Snow Board Yuzawa

    Yuzawa Things to Do

    Christmas Day, 2008… Hurtling down a Japanese mountain on my snowboard, blue sky and pine trees, jap pop music playing from god knows where… a good way to spend Christmas. Normally, I’d be watching the bond movie with a couple of sherrys.The snow was a bit late that year in Yuzawa, so when we arrived there wasn’t any – fortunately the first flakes...

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Maki

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  • Echigo Line from Niigata Station to Maki

    Maki Transportation

    It takes about an hour to get to Maki from Niigata station. From Niigata station you'll see plenty of the city an as you get to Maki you'll watch it turn into farmland and countryside. If you have plans to transfer to see other areas near Maki, it is best to start off earlier in the morning as there can be a lot of travel time lag waiting for...

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  • The view from atop Mt. Yahiko

    Maki Things to Do

    Here is a great place to take in the view of the Niigata plain and the Sea of Japan. Good to catch the sunset, too.

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  • Yahiko Station

    Maki Things to Do

    Yahiko Station's architecture is fashioned in much the same style as that of Yahiko Shrine that is located only about 5 minutes on foot from here. From here you can also see beautiful Yahiko park, the shrine, and use the rope way. There are also lots of good places nearby for eating.

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Gosen

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  • Getting to Gosen

    Gosen Transportation

    The best way to get to Gosen is to take a 45min train trip from Niigata Station, this costs 400. Depending on the train you take, you may have to change trains at Niitsu Station half way. If this is the case, it would be an advantage to be able to ask in Japanese which train you should take because all signs and timetables are in Japanese (mostly...

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  • Garden Hotel Maryell

    Gosen Hotels

    1074-1 Akomi, Gosen, Niigata Prefecture, 959-1821, Japan

    Good for: Business

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    Gosen Off The Beaten Path

    Off the beaten path pretty much sums up Gosen City. With no major attractions, it is an amazing place to come for a bit of peace and quiet. In the mountains surrounding Gosen there are numerous Shrines and Temples which are well worth visiting.

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