8 days in Niigata Prefecture & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

8 days in Niigata Prefecture & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Niigata Airport, Drive to Minamiuonuma
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Minamiuonuma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Minamiuonuma

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Muikamachi Hakkaisan Ski Resort and Itsukamachi Ski Resort. Get outdoors at Maiko Snow Resort and Muika Snow Resort. Take a break from Minamiuonuma with a short trip to MTB Japan Adventure Tours in Minakami-machi, about 1h 5 min away.

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Singapore, Singapore to Minamiuonuma is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Minamiuonuma. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Minamiuonuma to be colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Minamiuonuma

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi

— 2 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten and Mayumi Takahashi Doll Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Togakushi Ski Area and Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura), Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura) and Hokuryu Lake (in Iiyama). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Minamiuonuma to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · 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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