NIGATA

NIGATA

Joining a bus tour is an economical way of going around Japan. It is available in most cities and can be used for short- or long-distance travels. But wouldn't it be nice if you can go on tour while wining and dining at the same time? A Japanese bus...

Did you know that there is a bridge that is known as the symbol of Niigata City (新潟市)? The bridge is called Bandai Bridge (萬代橋) and it is the perfect place to picnic, see blooming tulips and even cherry blossoms! Let's learn more about this historic and beautiful site! Niigata...

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! Sake-tasting 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...

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