22 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

22 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

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22 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Niigata
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Yahiko-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Minamiuonuma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yuzawa-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Myoko
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sado
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Niigata

Niigata ©
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 (Ominesan Sakura Park & Shibata Castle). There's much more to do: take in the views from Bandai Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Next21 Observation Lounge, meet the residents at Marinepia Nihonkai, and look for gifts at Niigata Furusatomura.

Discover how to plan a Niigata trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Niigata is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Niigata is colder than Singapore - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Yahiko-mura.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Shibata
Highlights from your plan
Marinepia Nihonkai ©
Marinepia Nihonkai
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge
Hakusan Shrine ©
Hakusan Shrine

2
nights
Yahiko-mura

Yahiko-mura ©
On the 5th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yahiko, don't miss a visit to Yahiko no Takokeyaki, then steep yourself in history at Shinranshonin Shimizu, then stroll through Yahiko Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yahiko Shrine. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Stock Busters, Tsubame, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryokando, then take an in-depth tour of Ryokan Memorial Hall, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bashoen Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yahiko-mura trip planner.

Getting from Niigata to Yahiko-mura by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Minamiuonuma.

Things to do in Yahiko-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Izumozaki-machi, Stock Busters, Tsubame, Mt. Yahiko
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Yahiko ©
Mt. Yahiko
Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Yahiko Park ©
Yahiko Park

3
nights
Minamiuonuma

Minamiuonuma ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Tokamachi (Nakago Green Park & House of Light). On the 8th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Maiko Snow Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minamiuonuma day trip website .

Drive from Yahiko-mura to Minamiuonuma in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Minamiuonuma can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Minamiuonuma

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Tokamachi
Highlights from your plan
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort ©
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort
Maiko Snow Resort ©
Maiko Snow Resort
House of Light ©
House of Light

3
nights
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Yuzawa-machi is known for winter sports, nature, parks, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Naeba Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yuzawa Central Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yuzawa Highland Alpine Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yuzawa-machi trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Minamiuonuma to Yuzawa-machi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Myoko.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort
Iwappara Ski Resort ©
Iwappara Ski Resort

4
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.
On the 14th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Akakura Onsen Ski Area. On the 15th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Myoko Kogen. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Suginohara, stroll through Akakan Ski Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Imori Pond, and step into the grandiose world of Joetsu Takada Castle triple turret.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Myoko journey builder app .

Drive from Yuzawa-machi to Myoko in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sado.

Things to do in Myoko

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Joetsu
Highlights from your plan
Suginohara ©
Suginohara
Akakura Onsen Ski Area ©
Akakura Onsen Ski Area
Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen

5
nights
Sado

Sado ©
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, parks, museums, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, head outdoors with Sado Ogi Coast, stroll through Toki no Mori Park, and see the interesting displays at Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sado road trip app .

You can drive from Myoko to Sado in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sado

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Toki no Mori Park ©
Toki no Mori Park
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine ©
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine
Onogame ©
Onogame