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Niigata City one day tour of your choices

by Fujiko
(11) Reviews
7h $ 223 Price up to 6 people


  • popular sightseeing places in Niigata city

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222.50 USD

Price up to 6 people
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What to Expect

Located on the Japan sea side of mainland Honshu, about 2 hours bullet train ride from Tokyo, Niigata city has been flourished as one of the major port towns for centuries. Along with this historical background, Niigata city is now well known for delicious "koshihikari" rice, varieties of tasty sake, fresh products from both land and sea.

In this tour, you can choose 3 or 4 places to visit for 7-hour sightseeing tour.
We mainly use public transportation networks like Niigata city loopline bus service ( one-day ticket JPY 500 ) and taxi if necessary.
The places of choices are as follows:

1. Niigata City Aquarium "Marinepia Nihonkai"
Displaying both marine and fresh water fish in the region and aquatic animals. Dolphin shows are performed daily.
JPY 1500 Closed from Dec.29-Jan.1, Mar.3,4

2. Pia Bandai
Fish and vegatable market with restaurants popular for locals and tourists.

3. "Imayotsukasa" sake brewery
There is a guided tour and you can sample tasty sake.

4. The Niigata Saito Villa
Built about 100 years ago, this gorgeous villa and Japanese style garden attracts visitors all year round.
JPY 300 Closed on Mondays, from Dec.28-Jan.3

5. Minatopia with Former Niigata Customs House
There are also Former Daishi Bank building and Niigata City History Museum by the Shinano River.

6. Former Ozawa Family Residence
Authentic machiya-style house with beautiful garden from the Meiji Period.
JPY 200 Closed on Mondays, from Dec.28-Jan.3

7. Honcho Market
Located on the bustling Furumachi ( old town ) district, vendors sell all kinds of food with reasonable prices.
* vendors are less on Sundays

8. Strolling Furumachi district for 1 hour
Furumachi was once known as geigi (geisha) district like Kyoto and there are many restaurants, temples, old and
new buildings in this area.
* you can combine this choice with the Saito Villa or/and the Ozawa Residence (both in Furumachi district).

Please choose places you'd like to visit and email me.
Let's have fun in Niigata city!

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  • popular sightseeing places in Niigata city


What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
JPY 5000 for the guide's transportation fee from/to Sado Island and Niigata city
entrance fee of some of the facilities listed above for you and guide
your transportation fee in Niigata
lunch for you and guide
Meeting Point
Niigata Station Bandaiguchi Exit
Ending Point
Niigata Station Bandaiguchi Exit
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 11 )
Les Les United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Highly recommend Fujiko ”

Fujiko's English is very good. She is very experienced and knowledgeable about Sado and knows everyone on the island. She also has a very fun personality. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. She is a good friend to us now. Highly recommended.


Dear Les Thank you very much for writing a review so fast!! It was a lot of fun for me guiding you and talking with Shukunegi locals. I like doing something which surprises my guests a little but you also surprised me! Thank you very much. The weather stays good for a few days and I'm sure you're going to enjoy strolling around Kanazawa city tomorrow. Yes, we are friends now and I'm so happy! Please stay healthy and happy and I'll see you again. Aloha. Fujiko

Satoko Satoko United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Memorable Trip to Sado ”

We were so happy and fortunate to have had Fujiko-san as our guide and Kei-san as our driver in Sado - they truly made our trip special and memorable for our whole family. Typically we don't like guided tours because they are often canned and sterile, but the tour with Fujiko san was the complete opposite--very personalized, unique, and special throughout. Highlights are too numerous to list but included: delicious local fruit, toki watching in the wild, sharing food/drink/conversations at a beautiful rustic mountain villa (loved our picnic lunch!! suica!! somen!!), local festival with dancing/drumming, unearthly geological formations, and just the overall scenic drive through mountain/sea/sky/valley... We cannot thank her and Kei-san enough!!


Dear Satoko san Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review of the tour. It's not just my itinerary planning and guiding but Kei san and local people who made this whole tour memorable for you. I think guiding is sometimes connecting people and share a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime events. Luckily this time you could see shrine festival with deer dance and taiko drumming and that's what I'd like foreign tourists to see if they have a chance. Kei san and I will work hard to make our guests happy and take them to unexpected places because Sado has a lot to offer for tourists. Kei san and I were happy to meet you and we hope you stay healthy and happy! If you miss toki, please come back anytime! Domo Arigato!! Fujiko

James James Germany ( Family )
1 month ago

“ A piece of pure gold ”

We spend amazing four weeks in Japan, but the two trips on Sado Island we did with Fujiko were definitely our highlight. Fujiko did a great job guiding us and spoke excellent English. Apart from being a caring and humorous person one could tell that she really likes being a guide.


Dear James Thank you very much for giving me such a wonderful review. I'm sure you've visited so many places and discovered a lot about mysterious Japan. I hope the memory of Sado stays longer with you. I promise you that I keep working hard in order not to turn into silver! Fujiko

Ray Ray United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Tour of Murakami city (near Niigata) ”

Our visit to Murakami city would not have been as enjoyable or efficient without Fujiko's help. When I planned a day trip to Murakami city I knew having a language guide would be helpful, but I thought I could navigate through the small city by myself. After spending the day with Fujiko I learned that I would not have been able to do and see as much had I decided not to retain Fujiko's help. Especially since I had little time and made an investment to travel to the Niigata area from Tokyo for just the day, it was important for me to maximize my time there for my family. From pre-start to finish, she was a delight to spend the day with and was so helpful and entertaining. Without hesitation I would recommend anyone visiting the Murakami city area to use Fujiko as your guide.


Dear Ray san Thank you very much for the encouraging review of the tour. I had a really good time with your family in Murakami city. It was good that even though we only had 4 hours in Murakami, we could visit many places including famous Murakami beef restaurant, Murakami tea shop, sake brewery, Murakami laquer ware shop and salmon shop! We could talk to many local people and they were happy to have foreign visitors. With your souvenirs from Murakami, I hope the memory of Murakami lasts longer in your family! Please take care and stay healthy and visit Japan again. Fujiko

Cath Cath Australia ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ Fujiko--the best guide we had in Japan. ”

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Fujiko who gave us an awesome tour of Sado Island. After travelling for a month in Japan it is without doubt that I can say that this tour with Fujiko was the best. Fujiko has a great wealth of knowledge and adapts the tour to what you what to do and see. It was extremely easy communicating with Fujiko. A lovely lady! Cannot recommend her higher! Cath Croatto--Australia


Dear Cath Thank you very much for writing such an encouraging review of the tour. It was a wonderful encounter for me ,too. I'm getting absent-minded, so I have to keep learning (or re-learning?) everyday to make my guests better understand the places they visit. I'm sure you had a memorable time in Japan. Did you try "okonomiyaki" instead of sandwich? I hope you will have another chance to come to Japan and encounter friendly and wonderful guides and locals. Kayo said she had a wondeful time, too. Take care and have fun! Fujiko

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