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Information

City Niigata
Meeting Point Niigata Station Bandaiguchi Exit
Ending Point Niigata Station Bandaiguchi Exit
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 6
From May.28 to Jun.2, I am out of Japan so I can't reply any emails during that period.
Booking
7h
When?

People

225.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

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!


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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
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You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
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Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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.
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.
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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Reviews

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Karleen
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.

Fujiko:
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

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Kimi
1 month 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.

Fujiko:
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

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Randall
7 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.

Fujiko:
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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