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Niigata Map, Japan

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Niigata Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Niigata with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Niigata useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Niigata!

Niigata Travel Guide

A tip from this Niigata Travel Guide: if you're in Niigata for the summer, don't miss the Matsuri Festival, a folk celebration that draws over 30.000 participants every year. Festival activities include folk dancing, singing, taiko drum recitals, and fireworks on the Shinano River. Even if Japanese folk traditions are not your cup of tea, the festival gathers a larger number of booths that sell anything from... read more

Niigata History

Niigata could have suffered the same tragedy as Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but escaped though a stroke of luck. Niigata was targeted by the US army, but the bomb was not dropped due to unfavorable weather conditions. Niigata Station, linking Niigata to Tokyo, Osaka, Niitsu and other destinations, was built in 1950. The second half of the 20th century was not exactly auspicious for Niigata. A powerful earthquake struck the... read more

Niigata Sightseeing

The Carillon Culture Hall has a fascinating display of Japanese swords created by the famous swordsmith Akitsugu Amata, who was declared one of Japan’s living treasures. Niigata is famous for its sake breweries, so it’s no great surprise that there should be a sake museum in the city. The Sake Museum near Echigo Yuzawa station displays over a hundred varieties of sake, and it also organizes tastings. read more

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