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  •   Visiting Machiya (Japanese style town house) open to the public
  •   Kikkawa salmon shop
  •   Taiyo Sake Brewry


City Niigata
Meeting Point Murakami Station
Ending Point Murakami Station
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 6h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 10


225.00 USD

total price for up to 10 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Murakami city is located in the northern part of Niigata Prefecture.
The city was flourished during the Edo period as a castle town governed by the Murakami clan.
It is famous for "鮭-sake-salmon", "酒-another sake-Japanese sake", "Tsuishu" lacquer ware, Machiya houses, Murakami beef, Murakami green tea,
Hina doll festival and more!

In this tour we visit several must-see places in this diverse city.

1.Kikkawa: A shop selling salmon products. You will be surprised to see so many dried salmons hung from the ceiling of the shop.

2.Taiyo Sake Brewery: You can sample some of its products like "Taiyozakari".

3.Machiya houses open to the public ( some of them are shops selling salmon products, green tea, blacksmith, restaurant and so on.

4.Iyoboya Kaikan (salmon museum): You can learn why Murakami city became famous for salmon.

Murakami city has succeeded in preserving old-style Japanese houses and you can enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere it produces.

It is mostly a walking tour(about 3-4 km) and we may use loop bus or taxi accordingly.
You can take Uetsuhonsen line from Niigata to Murakami, about 1-hour by local train.

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

guide's transportation fee between Sado Island and Niigata station 5000yen
transportation fee for guide between Niigata Station and Murakami Station by local train 3000yen
lunch (you and guide)
Iyoboya Kaikan entrance fee 600yen/person

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Exceeded our expectations ”

Soon after booking a day tour of Niigata snd a day tour of Sado Island, Fujiko was in contact with us to find out what we were interested in seeing and our interests. Her verbal and written communication skills were excellent. She provided a list of sites then developed an itinerary after we had provided input. Our itinerary included visiting three farms and picking cherries and strawberrys. In addition to visiting the popular tourist sights, visits to the vegetable and fish markets, she had a wealth of knowledge to share about the history, culture, food, cooking, the people, and her experiences growing up in the area. She met us at hotel on the first day and provided information on how to get to Sado Island for the second day tour. On both days she worked "overtime" to ensure we had a wonderful experience. Our meal experiences were fantastic; we had expressed an interest in eating "where the locals go". She even provided a list of things to do on the other days we were in Niigata. The price was worth it and I would highly recommend Fujiko. The tour with Fujiko exceeded our expectations!!

Dear Lester and JoAnn Thank you very much for writing such an encouraging review of my tours. Those two days in Niigata and Sado with you were also so memorable experience for me. With many locals heart-warming help, our tour went beyond my skill as a tour guide! Please enjoy the rest of your Japan trip! Arigatou gozaimashita.

1 month ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Our day in Murakami with fujiko ”

i gave fujiko a list of places we were interested in visiting and she was able to include all of them in our walk in murakami. we also got to eat the murakami beef and their salmon for lunch and we enjoyed ithem. fujiko also introduced to some traditional shops where we could buy some food souvenirs. we really enjoyed our day in Murakam with Fujikoi.

Dear Karleen Thank you very much for the encouraging review of the Murakami tour. The weather was not good enough and I thought we walked a little longer and you might be a bit tired. But all in all you enjoyed the tour and local taste of Murakami which makes me really happy! In Japan, after ohanami, we enjoy seeing fresh green, flowers in gardens and early summer sky. Please say hello and thank you to everyone and hopefully see you again somewhere in Japan. Domo arigatogozaimashita! Fujiko

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Sado Island tour ”

Our tour guide Fujiko was a blessing for my family when we toured Sado island. Fujiko even surprise met us at the ferry station to ensure we found the bus stop. She and our bus driver Keiki were gracious and knew the island inside and out and she was also able to make a last minute change in our itinerary when we wanted to experience lunch at a local eatery. I highly recommend bookin a tour with her. Our tour included pick up at our hotel in a large bus, toured the Gold Mines and the terraces rice paddies.

Dear Kimi Thank you for your warm review of the tour. We only had about 4 hours to see Sado Island but Keiki and I were truely happy to be your driver and a guide. And luckily you could see toki or crested ibis in the wild! I'm sure they wanted to say hello to you! If you'd like to see other side of Sado, we are happy to welcome you again. Please stay "genki" or healthy and enjoy traveling with your beautiful family members! Also Keiki says hello to you all. Aloha! Fujiko

8 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Niigata Highlight Tour ”

We experienced Interesting highlights of Niigata with Fujiko. Marketplaces, historic architecture, sake tour/tasting and the Niigata City Aquarium. Fujiko did an excellent job of coordinating the tour within the time limit, something we would not have been able to do on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with Fujiko. She is an excellent guide.

Randall-san and Sadie-san Thank you very much for a review of out Niigata tour. The weather was not perfect but we could visit several places in Niigata in a day. We learn a lot about Hawaii and Niigata and it was really interesting. Did you buy delicious senbei at Ponshu-kan? I hope you did. I was really happy to be your guide. I hope you stay healthy and come back Japan to explore more places soon! Aloha ! Fujiko

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