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Hokusetsu Sake Brewery

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

Yahiko

A little village with big things happening: Fire festies and a hike the height of Tokyo SkyTree.

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.

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.

Niigata Rice Terrace

Hoshitoge Rice Terrace

With the sunrise, it becomes a fairytale.

Sado Island

Sado Island

A little nihonshu, nature and... De Niro? Plus taiko drums!