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Image for Tired of visiting the same old spots in Japan and want to find a great off-the-beaten-path destination near Tokyo? 

Then head to Niigata and get the most out of this popular Japanese hotspot with this itinerary guide!

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Niigata awaits: its culture, museums, riverfront, and more!

Check out the local area in Niigata—home to attractions like Shirone Grape Garden and Toyanogata Park.

Where to stay in Niigata

Tired of visiting the same old spots in Japan and want to find a great off-the-beaten-path destination near Tokyo? 

Then head to Niigata and get the most out of this popular Japanese hotspot with this itinerary guide!

https://iamaileen.com/4-days-itinerary-niigata-tokyo-day-trip-japan-sake-rice-sado-island/
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Chuo Ward

If you're spending some time in Chuo Ward, Niigata City Performing Arts Center and Niigata Prefectural Civic Centre are top sights worth seeing.

Chuo Ward

Top Hotels in Niigata

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ART HOTEL Niigata Station
ART HOTEL Niigata Station
3 out of 5
1-1 Sasaguchi, Chuo-ku, Niigata, Niigata-ken
$49
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Located in Chuo Ward, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Aizu Yaichi Memorial Museum and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Toki Messe. Bandai Pavilion and Bandai Bridge are ...

4/5Very Good! (499 reviews)

"close to JR station very convenient plenty of shops"…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

ART HOTEL Niigata Station
APA Hotel Niigata-Furumachi
APA Hotel Niigata-Furumachi
3 out of 5
1037-1, 6ban-cho, Higashiboridori, Chuo-ku, Niigata, Niigata-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$56
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Chuo Ward, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Honcho Chuo Ichiba and Toki Messe. Nishibori Rosa and Bandai Bridge are also within 10 minutes. Niigata ...

3.8/5Good! (351 reviews)
Very good deal

"1. A bit far from Niigata station, but it takes like only 20 mins to walk if you don't want to go by bus 2. Plenty of shops nearby, so quite easy to do some shopping at night too"…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

APA Hotel Niigata-Furumachi
JR-EAST HOTEL METS NIIGATA
JR-EAST HOTEL METS NIIGATA
3 out of 5
1-96-47 Hanazono, Chuo-ku, Niigata
$74
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Chuo Ward, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Aizu Yaichi Memorial Museum and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Toki Messe. Bandai Pavilion and Bandai Bridge are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (265 reviews)

"very convenient location with helpful staff able to cater with all of our requests"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

JR-EAST HOTEL METS NIIGATA

Popular things to do in Niigata

Toki Messe
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Toki Messe

4/5(3 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Toki Messe during your trip—a top convention center in Niigata. Discover the area's hot springs and aquarium.

Bandai Bridge
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Bandai Bridge

4/5(7 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Niigata with a stop at Bandai Bridge. Amble around the area's riverfront or visit its aquarium.

Niigata Stadium
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Niigata Stadium

4/5(2 reviews)

Catch an event at Niigata Stadium during your trip to Niigata. Make time to visit the aquarium and theme park while you're in the area.

Reviews of Niigata

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 60%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.333333333333336%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.666666666666667%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 12, 2019

Cute town We took a ferry ride to Sado island which was a 2hour ride on a slow boat for 2400yen ($24) or a fast speed boat for 1 hour for 5900 yen The ferry was so nice and if I had time I would spend 2 or 3 days in Sado.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 4, 2019

The sightseeing loop bus service is an excellent means of visiting the highlights of the city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 5, 2019

Not a major tourist haven but pleasant with a number of good attractions and a relaxed pace.

5/5 - Excellent

Audry

Jul 30, 2019

Very delicious fish places.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2019

I love Niigata. I try to come every year for Sakenojin.