20 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

20 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Niigata Prefecture trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Niigata Airport, Drive to Sado
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Sado
— 5 nights
Drive
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Niigata
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nagaoka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minamiuonuma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joetsu
— 4 nights
Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Sado

— 5 nights
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Sado is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, walk around Toki no Mori Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Senkakuwan, and visit Sado Steamship.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sado journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sado is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Sado, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Sado is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Niigata.

Things to do in Sado

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Niigata

— 5 nights
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Get out of town with these interesting Niigata side-trips: Shibata (Ashigaru Nagaya, Ijimino Park, &more) and Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Shrine & Yahiko Bicycle Race Track). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, stop by Ponshukan Niigata Station, make a trip to The Old Saito Residence, and take an in-depth tour of Northern Culture Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niigata day trip planning app.

Drive from Sado to Niigata in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nagaoka.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nagaoka

— 2 nights
Nagaoka is a city located in the central part of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a stroll around Ao-re Nagaoka, walk around Yukyuzan Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yoshinokawa Sake Brewery Museum Hisagotei, then stroll around Echigo Hillside Park, then examine the collection at Nagaoka Gear Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Nagaoka War Damage Exhibit Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshi Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Mitsuke English Garden, examine the collection at Nagaoka Toki to Shizen no Gakushukan, walk around Yahiko Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Yahikoyama Panorama Tower, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yahiko.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nagaoka trip planner.

Drive from Niigata to Nagaoka in 1.5 hours. In May in Nagaoka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Minamiuonuma.

Things to do in Nagaoka

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Minamiuonuma

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minamiuonuma: Tokamachi (Kiyotsu Gorge, Tokamachi City Museum, &more), Midama Futoson (in Tsunan-machi) and Yuzawa-machi (Kagura Ski Resort, Gangidori, &more).

Planning Minamiuonuma trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nagaoka to Minamiuonuma takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joetsu.

Things to do in Minamiuonuma

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Joetsu

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joetsu: Hoshitoge Rice Terraces (in Tokamachi), Myoko (Onsen Resorts, Imori Pond, &more) and Itoigawa (Shiraike Lake & Shionomichi Museum).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Joetsu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Minamiuonuma to Joetsu takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joetsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Niigata Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata with which it shares the same name.HistoryUntil after the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province (on the mainland) and Sado Province. During the Sengoku period, the Nagao clan, who were at times vassals to the Uesugi, ruled a fief in the western part of modern Niigata from Kasugayama Castle. The most notable member of the Nagao clan was Nagao Kagetora, later and better known as Uesugi Kenshin. He unified the leaders of Echigo Province and became its sole ruler. By taking the surname Uesugi, he also became the head of the Uesugi clan and effectively brought their realm under his control.The city of Niigata is now the third largest Japanese city facing the Sea of Japan, after Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It was the first Japanese port on the Sea of Japan to be opened to foreign trade following the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry. It has since played an important role in trade with Russia and Korea. A freighter from North Korea visits Niigata once a month, in one of the few forms of direct contact between Japan and that country.

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