OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

City break in Niigata. Active leisure ideas for Niigata - attractions, recreation and nightlife

In Niigata, fans of unusual entertainment will have the opportunity to visit Marinepia Nihonkai Aquarium, which is considered one of the largest and most interesting in the country. It is home to more than 20,000 representatives of marine fauna, among which there are rare species of fish and marine predators. The main feature of the aquarium is a transparent tunnel, and everyone can feel like another inhabitant of the mysterious underwater world passing through it. Every day, the aquarium conducts fascinating tours, during which its visitors can learn a lot of new things. Besides, they organize shows with sea lions and dolphins. Near the aquarium is Niigata Field, a landscape park that would be of interest to all nature enthusiasts. This is a theme park - landscapes typical of the prefecture are recreated throughout its vast territory. During a walk, visitors can see rare plants that grow in the region and admire some original landscape compositions.
1. Niigata has a large international airport that regularly receives flights from various Europen and Asian countries. Many travelers come here through Tokyo - from the capital of Japan, the … Open
Not far from the city, there are amazing natural attractions, including Lake Hyoko. This artificial pond became an important point on the path of migratory birds. At a certain time of the year, over 5,000 rare species of swans flock to the lake. Not only tourists but also professional ornithologists come to watch them. Near the lake is a beautiful park, which has also become home to rare birds. November is the best time to walk along the lakeshore. Bird feeding remains a favorite pastime for tourists.
Trips to Sado Island, which lies about 35 km away from the coast of Niigata, are very popular among fans of interesting tours. The development of gold deposits once discovered on this island was carried out for many years. Today, the old mines are empty and serve as a popular tourist attraction. There are daily guided tours of the dungeons, during which travelers are told about the dark past of the island. Copyright
Travelers with children would be happy to explore the Niigata Science Museum located in the city. The museum is largely aimed at young visitors - almost all of the exhibits presented are interactive. Children are told how planes and cars work and invited to conduct fascinating experiments in physics and other fields of science. The tours are organized so well that even adults find the museum really interesting.
Shibata Castle Travelers who visit Niigata from April to October will have a chance to ride the old Monogatari steam train. It has been running on the local railway since 1946. Today, the 7-car train is turned into an original entertainment center. Its route passes through very beautiful natural places. An observation deck is equipped in front of each car. Besides that, each one has specially equipped playgrounds and rides for children, so the train is very popular with local families.
In Niigata, shopping enthusiasts will have a huge selection of places to explore. The city has big shopping centers, electronics stores, cosmetics and perfume boutiques, as well as … Open
On the outskirts of the city, you will find Onteng Senamy hot springs, which are also often visited by tourists. Most vacationers visit this thermal resort located near the coast in summer. Apart from natural baths filled with thermal water, guests of the resort can enjoy many more activities. They can stroll through rice plantations, as well as visit an old sake factory. Near the thermal springs, there are interesting places for walking and, most importantly, various natural attractions.
Niigata\/Ibaraki 16 #3 Trips to the coast of Sasagawa Nagare are very popular with fans of walks in picturesque places. It is outstanding with its beautiful cliffs and other rare geological formations whose age is thousands of years. Some rocks protrude far into the water. Over the years, the water has carved beautiful natural arches and stone sculptures of bizarre shapes into them. Many tourists come to the coast in the evening to enjoy the sunset, which looks especially impressive here. In recent years, the coast has got a modern tourist infrastructure. Tourists can visit several restaurants with panoramic outdoor terraces or souvenir shops selling original handicrafts. The picturesque coast is visited by locals and hundreds of tourists every day.
Niigata - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

City tours, excursions and tickets in Niigata and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Niigata
♥   National Park 'Hakusan' , 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Bandai asahi' , 55.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oze' , 111.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Kosado' , 128.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Nanko' , 136.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Niigata
♥   Amusement park 'Suntopia World' Agano, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Lina World' Kaminoyama, 114 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Nasu Highland Park' Nasu, 124.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Myoko Sunshine Land' Jōetsu, 130.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura' Nikkō, 137.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Car rental on Rentals in Niigata

Expo 2020 in Dubai Was Visited by More Than 7 Million Visitors

If you haven’t visited this event yet, there is still time to book a hotel in Dubai because Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31 March 2022. People who are unable to visit the emirate can make a virtual tour on the Expo 2020 website. By the way, the virtual visitation has already reached 31.6 million by the end of December. Read this


Photogallery of picturesque Niigata

Search for active leisure and attraction spots on Niigata map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

City break ideas for neighbours of Niigata

Guide to your best city break in Niigata - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Niigata - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Niigata?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018