10 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

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10 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Niigata
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Yuzawa-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Myoko
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sado
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Yahiko-mura
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marinepia Nihonkai, then take in the views from Bandai Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, and finally examine the collection at Nigata City Manga no Ie. On your second day here, make a trip to Hakusan Park, make a trip to Niigata Nippo Media Ship, then sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, then explore and take pictures at Big Swan Stadium, and finally look for gifts at Niigata Furusatomura.

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Calgary, Canada to Niigata is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Niigata, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Calgary in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Niigata: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Marinepia Nihonkai ©
Marinepia Nihonkai
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge
Pia Bandai ©
Pia Bandai

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nights
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Leisure Pool Aurora, then don't miss a visit to Ponshukan, and then stroll through Naeba Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yuzawa Kogen, and then let little ones run wild at Yuzawa Central Park.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Niigata to Yuzawa-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Myoko.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort

2
nights
Myoko

Myoko ©
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Suginohara and then stroll through Takada Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): hit the slopes at Akakura Onsen Ski Area.

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Drive from Yuzawa-machi to Myoko in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sado.

Things to do in Myoko

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Takada Park
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Suginohara ©
Suginohara
Akakura Onsen Ski Area ©
Akakura Onsen Ski Area
Takada Park ©
Takada Park

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night
Sado

Sado ©
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Toki no Mori Park, then get engrossed in the history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, then take a leisurely stroll along Ryotsu Port, and finally snap pictures at Kaifu Ohashi Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Myoko to Sado takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yahiko-mura.

Things to do in Sado

Parks Historic Sites
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Toki no Mori Park ©
Toki no Mori Park
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine ©
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine

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night
Yahiko-mura

Yahiko-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yahiko, don't miss a visit to Yahiko no Takokeyaki, then take in panoramic vistas at Yahikoyama Panorama Tower, then stroll through Yahiko Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yahiko Shrine.

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You can drive from Sado to Yahiko-mura in 4 hours. In November in Yahiko-mura, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yahiko-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Yahiko
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Mt. Yahiko ©
Mt. Yahiko
Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Yahiko Park ©
Yahiko Park