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Takada Park

Find out the reason why this park is one of Japan’s Top 3 cherry blossom viewing spots.

Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort

As GaijinPot’s 2018 top destination — this hot spring and ski resort is a sporty spot in the beautiful Niigata Prefecture.

Hokusetsu Sake Brewery

Rice wine matured with music? This is what sake dreams are made of...

Echigo Hillside Park

Get lost in this huge flower haven twice the size of Tokyo's Yoyogi Park with festivals and events in every season.

Sado Island Taiko Center (Tatakokan)

Experience taiko drumming for yourself on Niigata's famous island.

Sanjo Kaji Dojo (Blacksmith Workshop)

🌟 This location is in Niigata Prefecture —  GaijinPot Travel’s No. 1 place to visit in 2018! 🥇 The Japanese are well-known for their serious and meticulous work attitude. Visitors to Sanjo Kaji Dojo (Blacksmith Workshop) can...

Bijin Bayashi Forest

A ballroom of ladies veiled in the silhouettes of century-old beech trees.

Ponshukan

From sake vending machines to sake baths, immerse yourself in Niigata’s famous produce from 3 convenient locales.

Akasakayama Park

As you gaze into the intricate layers of trees, hold tight to your green tea. This park has way more in store than your average green space.

Kiyotsu gorge

Kiyotsukyo Gorge

Massive lava rock formations surround you, as you tunnel your way to the best panoramic view.

Joetsu

If you're a looking to do a little of everything — from traditional festivals to spiritual mountain hikes to trying out a sake flight — get here.