Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Mutsuko W.

5.00(3) reviews
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

You are to visit highlights of Niigata City in 6 hours using public transportation and taxi. Choose 5 spots to visit.


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Meeting Point

Niigata Station Bandai Exit

Imayotsukasa Sake Brewery

Minemura Miso Factory and Shop

Toki Messe and Pia Bandai Market

Minatopia Port Museum

Minato Inari Shrine to look at the guardian dogs

Former Saito Family Villa to view the Japanese Garden and the traditional merchant house

Former Ozawa Family Residence

Furumachi Area to have lunch and browse the shopping arcade

Tanakaya Minato Koubou to make Sasadango dumplings

Shinano Riverside Promenade

Marinepia Nihonkai Aquarium

Hakusan Shrine and Hakusan Park, and the Former Prefectural Assembly Building

Ending Point

Niigata Station Bandai Exit/ Bandai City/ Next 21

What to Expect

This route takes you to the area which gives Niigata City the name of the "City of Water." You can experience the port city history and culture such as the former Saito Family Villa and Hakusan Shrine.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee, etc.

Important Information

Guiding in Sado is possible if transportation fee between Sado and Niigata is offered. Due to logistics, for those wanting to visit Sado Island, a two day advance notification prior to the meeting day is required. For your information, the boat fee for the round trip is 6,760 yen.

No extra hour on Thursdays. Not available from Dec. 28 to Jan.6.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Melissa M.

Jun 3, 2019

very nice tour

We had a beautiful day out in Sado island. We enjoyed our guide and the driver did his job very well. We thank you for the tour!

Mutsuko W.

Melissa san, It is so good to hear from you. I have been worried about one of your daughters health condition. I hope she is all right now. I am glad to know you had a good time in Sado and I hope you also did in other parts of Japan.


Stephen F.

Apr 14, 2019

Interesting time and informative

We focus on history and off the grid local spots. Mutsuko was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Trip timing and planning was exceptional. It was great!

Mutsuko W.

Steve san, Thank you for your great feedback. You two are energetic and curious about things in town. I enjoyed guiding you around the city on such a beautiful spring day! Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I am looking forward to guiding you again.


Sandra N.

Mar 29, 2019

Great Tour

Mutsuko provided us with a very informative tour and meet all of our expectations. We had ask to see and do other things besides the activities on her suggested itinerary. She made it all happen! Plus her English is excellent. Thank you Mutsuko and Triple Lights.

Mutsuko W.

Sandra san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on my tour! I'm a lot flattered. I also enjoyed your company and it was another reward for me beside the fun to guide my city. Please visit Niigata again and explore more. I'm looking forward to guiding you and your family next time you visit Japan. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please send the best regards for everyone for me. Mutsuko

$213/ per group