NIGATA

NIGATA

One of the major decisions to make when planning a trip is choosing a place to stay at. With options between Western and traditional style and prices that range from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy, Japan certainly has an abundance of interesting accommodations. Adding to the number of guest houses that...

Niigata Prefecture (新潟県) needs no introduction as it renowned the world over for producing Japan's arguably most delicious rice and sake. But do you know that it is home to scrumptious fruits, delectable seafood, and exquisite artisanal products as well? What's more, it is a mere two hours from...

As you probably already know, Japan has a lot of weird and interesting innovations which includes a variety of out-of-this-world vending machines. Some of the most bizarre and craziest ones include the banana vending machine, the rice vending machine, and the egg vending machine. With that said, how would...

The Ponshukan Sake and Rice Museum, in the area of Echigo-Yuzawa Station in Niigata, is famous for a few things – mainly for its sake, sake bath, and "bakudan onigiri." Continue reading to find out more about them! ikidane-nippon.com/ Sake-tasting ikidane-nippon.com/ One of the best things in Ponshukan is its huge variety of...

Mt. Tanigawa is not only one of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains but also one of the deadliest. It is said that a total of 805 people have died on the mountain since 1930 which makes it worse than Mt. Fuji. Because of this, the mountain is not recommended for...

At the mention of geishas, Kyoto's Gion District (祇園) is probably the first place that comes to mind. Set against the backdrop of traditional buildings with a nostalgic atmosphere, the beautiful geishas walking around the district is a sight to behold by locals and tourists alike. However, do you...

A village was made in order to establish a stronger bond between Japan and Russia. It was opened in 1993 and was aptly named Niigata Russian Village. It is situated atop a small hill which is set back from the main road. Due to lack of visitors, it subsequently...

Fuji Rock Festival is one of the most long-awaited annual festivals in Japan. It's a three-day event held in summer and is mostly attended by young people who want to gorge themselves with loud rock music and is like a non-stop party hosted by many famous bands from around...

Japan has, undoubtedly, the fastest train in the world known as "shinkansen." With the coming of times, Japan Railway made a unique bullet train which sticks to a contemporary form of art. The train has been dubbed as Genbi, meaning "Contemporary Beauty" and regarded as the "world's fastest art...

Situated in Matsunoyama, Nigata of Japan is a large museum called Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science which appears as if it is in ruins every year due to harsh weather conditions. archello.com/ It was designed by Takaharu Tezuka, an architect who wanted to create the concept of this 'ruins' appearance....

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