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Local Dish Cooking Lesson and 3 Hour City Trip


Niigata
6 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour provides visitors with an unforgettable experience by making and tasting local dishes with Niigata Koshihikari rice for lunch and city sightseeing highlights in 3 hours. Niigata is full of high quality rice, fresh vegetables, fresh fish and marine products. Visitors are welcome to experience making, tasting Niigata food and learn history and present Niigata quickly in 6 hours.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Mutsuko.

  • 10:00 a.m. Cooking Niigata local food at the cooking studio

  • 12:30 p.m. Cat-Collection, a neko cafe near Niigata City Hall

  • 1:00 p.m. Hakusan Shrine and Hakusan Park

  • 2:30 p.m. Toki Messe and Niigata Port Museum

  • 3:30 p.m. Bandai Area

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Next 21/ Lovela Bandai/ Niigata Station
Ending Point Next 21/ Lovela Bandai/ Niigata Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee.

What‘s not included

Cooking lesson fee: 5000 JPY per person
Hotel pickup: 1100 JPY

Transportation fee (you and guide):
Taxi rides are needed to and from Toki Messe/ Port Museum.
Taxi - About 800 JPY per car per way
Public bus - 210 JPY per person per way.

Entrance fee: cat cafe 600 JPY for 30 min. per person
Port Museum 300 JPY per person

Important

Fridays only. Other days negotiable on advance notice. This tour is effective from April 3 of 2020.

Guiding in Sado is possible if transportation fee between Sado and Niigata is offered. Due to logistics, for those wanting to visit Sado Island, a two day advance notification prior to the meeting day is required. For your information, the boat fee for the round trip is 6,760 yen.

Transportation fee, drinks and meals and souvenirs are not included in the shown tour price. Cooking lesson charge, JPY5,000 for each person, needs to be paid in cash or by credit cards (VISA, Master, AMEX, Diners Club and etc.). Visitors are expected to walk from spot to spot, but taxi rides are needed to and from Toki Messe/ Port Museum. One taxi ride for a car costs about JPY 800. One public bus ride costs JPY 210 per person.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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melissa Melissa United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ very nice tour ”

We had a beautiful day out in Sado island. We enjoyed our guide and the driver did his job very well. We thank you for the tour!

Mutsuko:

Melissa san, It is so good to hear from you. I have been worried about one of your daughters health condition. I hope she is all right now. I am glad to know you had a good time in Sado and I hope you also did in other parts of Japan.

STEPHEN STEPHEN United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Interesting time and informative ”

We focus on history and off the grid local spots. Mutsuko was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Trip timing and planning was exceptional. It was great!

Mutsuko:

Steve san, Thank you for your great feedback. You two are energetic and curious about things in town. I enjoyed guiding you around the city on such a beautiful spring day! Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I am looking forward to guiding you again.

Sandra Sandra United States ( Family )
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1 year ago

“ Great Tour ”

Mutsuko provided us with a very informative tour and meet all of our expectations. We had ask to see and do other things besides the activities on her suggested itinerary. She made it all happen! Plus her English is excellent. Thank you Mutsuko and Triple Lights.

Mutsuko:

Sandra san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on my tour! I'm a lot flattered. I also enjoyed your company and it was another reward for me beside the fun to guide my city. Please visit Niigata again and explore more. I'm looking forward to guiding you and your family next time you visit Japan. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please send the best regards for everyone for me. Mutsuko

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