6 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Sado
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Yahiko-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Niigata
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Sado

Sado ©
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, then take in the waterfront activity at Senkakuwan, and then wander the streets of Shukunegi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sado trip itinerary builder site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sado is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bangkok to Sado, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in October: high temperatures in Sado hover around 22°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yahiko-mura.

Things to do in Sado

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Senkakuwan ©
Senkakuwan
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine ©
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine
Shukunegi ©
Shukunegi

1
night
Yahiko-mura

Yahiko-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yahiko, then make a trip to Saishoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yahiko Shrine, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yahiko Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yahiko-mura driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Sado to Yahiko-mura by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Yahiko-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Yahiko, Saishoji Temple
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Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Mt. Yahiko ©
Mt. Yahiko
Yahiko Park ©
Yahiko Park

1
night
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 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Yuzawa Kogen, make a trip to Ponshukan, and then hit the slopes at Naeba Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yuzawa-machi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yahiko-mura to Yuzawa-machi takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort

2
nights
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 20th (Sat): take in the views from Bandai Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, then explore and take pictures at Big Swan Stadium, and finally look for gifts at Niigata Furusatomura.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Niigata online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Yuzawa-machi to Niigata takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Niigata, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niigata

Shopping Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Niigata Furusatomura ©
Niigata Furusatomura
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge