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Niigata Tours

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Niigata Highlights Tours

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Niigata City one day tour of your choices

Niigata
7 hours

Located on the Japan sea side of mainland Honshu, about 2 hours bullet train ride from Tokyo, Niigata city has been flourished as one of the major port towns for centuries. Along with this historical background, Niigata city is now well known for delicious "koshihikari" rice, varieties of tasty sake, fresh products from both land and sea. In this tour, you can choose 3 or 4 places to visit for 7-hour sightseeing tour. We mainly use public transportation networks like Niigata city loopline bus service ( one-day ticket JPY 500 ) and taxi if necessary. The places of choices are as follows: 1. Niigata City Aquarium "Marinepia Nihonkai" Displaying both marine and fresh water fish in the region and aquatic animals. Dolphin shows are performed daily. JPY 1500 Closed from Dec.29-Jan.1, Mar.3,4 2. Pia Bandai Fish and vegatable market with restaurants popular for locals and tourists. 3. "Imayotsukasa" sake brewery There is a guided tour and you can sample tasty sake. 4. The Niigata Saito Villa Built about 100 years ago, this gorgeous villa and Japanese style garden attracts visitors all year round. JPY 300 Closed on Mondays, from Dec.28-Jan.3 5. Minatopia with Former Niigata Customs House There are also Former Daishi Bank building and Niigata City History Museum by the Shinano River. 6. Former Ozawa Family Residence Authentic machiya-style house with beautiful garden from the Meiji Period. JPY 200 Closed on Mondays, from Dec.28-Jan.3 7. Honcho Market Located on the bustling Furumachi ( old town ) district, vendors sell all kinds of food with reasonable prices. * vendors are less on Sundays 8. Strolling Furumachi district for 1 hour Furumachi was once known as geigi (geisha) district like Kyoto and there are many restaurants, temples, old and new buildings in this area. * you can combine this choice with the Saito Villa or/and the Ozawa Residence (both in Furumachi district). Please choose places you'd like to visit and email me. Let's have fun in Niigata city!

FROM$160/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fujiko M.
Fujiko M.
4.97 / 5
(30 reviews)
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Niigata City One Day Walking Tour

Niigata
7 hours

Niigata City is famous for its delicious rice, agricultural products, and fresh fish. This is thanks to the abundance of water that has made it a "city of water.” At the same time, however, people have suffered from floods since the beginning of history and have repeatedly overcome them. In addition, Niigata City today is home to some of the best people in the world of comics and modern dance. Come and taste the breeze of a town with such a unique history and character.

FROM$176/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Keiichi S.
Keiichi S.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
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Touring around Urasa station Niigata

Niigata
2 hours

Touring around Urasa station will provide you with the local history of Naked man festival, local cuisine :charcoaled Ayu sweet fish if you like and Ikeda art museum if you like with its beautiful park garden. You can also experience maccha.

FROM$38/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Naoko  T.
Naoko T.
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Bokushi street walking in Minamiuonuma Niigata 牧之通り

Niigata
2 hours

You can feel the atmosphere of old snow country ❄⛄? look at kimono fabrics ?? taste local sake ??☕ and enjoy eating and learning best known rice ?????

FROM$38/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Naoko  T.
Naoko T.

Niigata Day Trip Tours

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Joetsu City One Day Walking Tour, Takada Area

Niigata
7 hours

Interested in historical sites in Japan? How about Joetsu City? Just a short ride from Tokyo (two hours.) Joetsu City is located in Niigata Prefecture, along the Sea of Japan. Takada Area, a famous sightseeing spot in Joetsu, has interesting features: a castle town, a snowy town, and tasty food and sake. By walking along a local town and communicating with local people, you will feel refreshed and energized. I hope to see you soon!

FROM$176/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Keiichi S.
Keiichi S.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
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Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Niigata
7 hours

You are to visit highlights of Niigata City in 6 hours using public transportation and taxi. Choose 5 spots to visit. You will love to walk along the Shinano River and cross the symbolic Bandai Bridge if time allows. You will also have opportunity to learn the history and background of abundant Niigata food culture such as sake, miso, rice balls and other food materials. From the top of Bakauke Observation Deck, you will have the great and panoramic view of the city and the nature.

FROM$182/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mutsuko W.
Mutsuko W.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Shibata Castle and Central Shibata

Niigata
7 hours

Visitors can take the beautiful view of Shibata Castle, and feel the ambience of the castle town by walking along the streets. Please choose 6 spots to visit out of the highlights in central Shibata City.

FROM$182/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mutsuko W.
Mutsuko W.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Gondola Ride to Mt Yahiko Top and Yahiko Shrine Visit plus Teradomaricover image

Gondola Ride to Mt Yahiko Top and Yahiko Shrine Visit plus Teradomari

Niigata
8 hours

Visitors can enjoy the hike to the top of Mt Yahiko by gondola and a 15-minute walk to the very top of the mountain to visit the uppermost Yahiko Shrine. Please take a panoramic view of the Sea of Japan and the vast Echigo Plain. Cherry blossoms in spring and beautiful colored leaves in autumn are marvelous to see. Make a wish at main worship hall of Yahiko Shrine for a good memory. Also you will visit Teradomari Fish Market to nibble on some grilled seafood.

FROM$208/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mutsuko W.
Mutsuko W.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)

Niigata Food & Drink Tours

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Murakami city Sake Sake one day tour

Niigata
6 hours

Murakami city is located in the northern part of Niigata Prefecture. The city was flourished during the Edo period as a castle town governed by the Murakami clan. It is famous for "鮭-sake-salmon", "酒-another sake-Japanese sake", "Tsuishu" lacquer ware, Machiya houses, Murakami beef, Murakami green tea, Hina doll festival and more! In this tour we visit several must-see places in this diverse city. 1.Kikkawa: A shop selling salmon products. You will be surprised to see so many dried salmons hung from the ceiling of the shop. 2.Taiyo Sake Brewery: You can sample some of its products like "Taiyozakari". 3.Machiya houses open to the public ( some of them are shops selling salmon products, green tea, blacksmith, restaurant and so on. 4.Iyoboya Kaikan (salmon museum): You can learn why Murakami city became famous for salmon. Murakami city has succeeded in preserving old-style Japanese houses and you can enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere it produces. It is mostly a walking tour(about 3-4 km) and we may use loop bus or taxi accordingly. You can take Uetsuhonsen line from Niigata to Murakami, about 1-hour by local train.

FROM$160/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fujiko M.
Fujiko M.
4.97 / 5
(30 reviews)
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Sake Brewery Visit/Tasting Tour to Niigata Prefecture

Niigata
9 hours

Walking through old traditional streets in Niigata will bring you back in time where you will be able to feel the sense of the past times combined with modern. Niigata is famous for its beautiful coastal and mountainous sceneries but Niigata prefecture is also well known for the brewing of "miso" "soy sauce" "sake" which have been carried out for centuries. Day Trip from Toky Tour will start 8:00am at your hotel and take Shinkansen to Niigata prefecture where you spend half day.

FROM$431/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takano Y.
Takano Y.
4.97 / 5
(40 reviews)

Day Trips from Niigata

Niigata Tour Reviews

Katrin S.

Katrin S.

5 / 5
Apr 7, 2024

Niigata City One Day Walking Tour

Niigata
7 hours

Beautiful day

Keiichi was very well prepared and surprised us with interesting sights! We were lucky enough to see Geishas. It was a beautiful day! Thank you, keiishi!

Katrin S.

Thank you very much, Katrin. It was such a wonderful day. It was a warm and fine day. Cherry blossoms began to bloom. The shopping street holds an event on the first Sunday. So, the Geisha girls came, and it was the first time for me to see those Furumachi Geigi girls in person. You were so lucky. Please enjoy the rest of the tour on your cruise ship.

Roy  B.

Roy B.

5 / 5
Mar 23, 2024

Early Spring Tour in Niigata

Niigata
7 hours

Customized

Brilliant day out with Kei

Kei is an inspirational tour guide. He is well organised and speaks good English Nothing was too much trouble and I heartily recommend him to anybody who wants a great day out in Niigata

Roy  B.

Dear Mr. Roy. B., Thank you very much, Roy. Unfortunately, cherry blossoms were not in bloom, and it rained in the afternoon, but pretty plum tree blossoms decorated the Hakusan Park. After visiting Pusan, Korea, beautiful cherry blossoms will greet you in the southern parts of Japan. I hope you will keep having an incredible journey, Kei

Roberta (“bobbi”) C.

Roberta (“bobbi”) C.

5 / 5
Oct 17, 2023

Niigata Day Tour (additional charge)

Niigata
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Customized

Niigata taxi tour with Watanabe-san

Thank you very much to our driver Watanabe-san! He was excellent! Our ride was smooth & comfortable! He was courteous & attentive to our requests. He was prompt & accommodating. With the Google Translate app we were able to communicate well with him. We definitely recommend Watanabe-san for his excellent service! Thank again!

Roberta (“bobbi”) C.

Thank you for being our customer and leaving us a wonderful 5-star review. We will pass on your warm words to Watanabe. Thank you so much.

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Niigata. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Niigata, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.