6 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Niigata
— 1 night
2
Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
3
Myoko
— 2 nights

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Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusan Shrine, take in the views from Bandai Bridge, stop by Ponshukan Niigata Station, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yahiko Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Northern Culture Museum, don't miss a visit to Niigata Nippo Media Ship, enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, stop by Pia Bandai, thendon't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Marinepia Nihonkai.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Niigata trip planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Niigata is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Niigata, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect Niigata to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yahiko Shrine
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Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge
Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station

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Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 29th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Naeba Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Ponshukan, fly down the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, head outdoors with Iwappara Ski Resort, thendon't miss a visit to Gangidori, and finally experience rural life at Yukiguni Agripark Yuzawa Ichigo-mura.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Niigata to Yuzawa-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Myoko.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort
Iwappara Ski Resort ©
Iwappara Ski Resort
Gangidori ©
Gangidori

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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 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Akakan Ski Area, get outside with Akakura Onsen Ski Area, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Myoko travel route planning app.

Drive from Yuzawa-machi to Myoko in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Myoko

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Takada Park
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Akakura Onsen Ski Area ©
Akakura Onsen Ski Area
Onsen Resorts
Takada Park ©
Takada Park