|Meeting Point||Murakami Station|
|Ending Point||Murakami Station|
|Departure||10:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 10|
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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