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Northern Culture Museum, Tsukioka and Fukushimagata Wetlands

Day Trip
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Visitors can visit the large former Ito Family residence (Northern Culture Museum), and soak their feet in outdoor hot bath in Tsukioka. Please enjoy tasting various kinds of sake, local foods and lunch. Take a panoramic view of vast rice fields spreading in the Echigo Plain from the top floor of View Fukushimagata standing by the wetlands and learn how Niigata has centered rice in its culture.

Niigata Tour Guide - Mutsuko W.
Mutsuko W.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At Tourist Information of Bus Terminal in front of Niigata Station Bandai Exit

Visiting the Northern Culture Museum

You will be amazed by the huge traditional rich landlord of farmers, who contributed greatly to Niigata economy. Enjoy the view of the traditional Japanese garden and family's properties including porcelins and scrolls of caligraphy and drawings. Admission: 800 yen each.

Soaking feet in the outdoor bath or taking a public hot bath in Tsukioka and browsing the hot spring resort

Enjoy the ambience of good old hot spring resort in Tsukioka. Take a unique smell of sulfur of the hot spring and see the naturally colored emeral-greeen spring water. Soak your body in the public hot bath for 600 yen if you want, or only your feet in another public foot bath for free. You can enjoy baking rice crackers for 1,250 yen, and enjoy tasting three kinds of Niigata local sake for only 500 yen.

Lunch time in Tsukioka.

Visiting Fukushimagata Wetlands and View Fukushimagata

Go up the museum facility of View Fukushimagata located close to the wetlands, which is home to lots of kinds of flora and fauna. Take a wide view of the vast rice fields of Niigata. In spring, the land is full of pink of cherry blossoms and yellow of canola flowers. In summer, everywhere is full of green of rice plants, and it turns into gold which tells the time to harvest rice. Then bean geese visit this wetland to rest in winter till spring. Admission: 400 yen each.

Fomer Ichishima Family Residence

Visit the old large residence of the former landlord family of farmers, which has a beautiful Japanese landscape garden named Seigetsuen. Admission: 620 yen

Ending Point

Niigata Station Bandai Exit

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Tour Important Information

We use public transportations and taxis. We need to walk on wet paths in the wetlands, so be prepared with sneakers or sandals/ flipflops.

No extra hours on Mondays.

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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 9620 yen (as of April 2023).

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Niigata Tour Reviews

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Melissa M.

5 / 5
Jun 3, 2019

Sado Custom Booking : 2019-05-24

Sado
5 hours

Customized

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!

Melissa M.

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.

S

Stephen F.

5 / 5
Apr 14, 2019

Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Niigata
8 hours

Customized

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!

Stephen F.

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.

S

Sandra N.

5 / 5
Mar 29, 2019

Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Niigata
6 hours

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.

Sandra N.

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

$187/ per group

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