5 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

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5 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Train + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
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Minamiuonuma-gun
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
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Kashiwazaki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Sado
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Niigata
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
End: Tokyo

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Minamiuonuma-gun

Minamiuonuma-gun ©
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Ponshukan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kandatsu Kogen Skijyo.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Minamiuonuma-gun travel itinerary planner .

Tokyo to Minamiuonuma-gun is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kashiwazaki.

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Kandastu Snow Resort

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Kashiwazaki

Kashiwazaki ©
Kashiwazaki is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 86,167 and a population density of 195 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Nihon Kaisengyo center, take some stellar pictures from Kashiwazaki Two Lover's Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kujiranami Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Yoneyama Ohashi.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kashiwazaki trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Minamiuonuma-gun to Kashiwazaki in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kashiwazaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sado.

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Kashiwazaki Two Lover's Point ©
Kashiwazaki Two Lover's Point

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Sado

Sado
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Osadoishina Natural Cedar Walking Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sawada Beach, then head outdoors with Osado Skyline, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nanaura Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Futatsugame Beach and then snap pictures at Yajima/Kyojima.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sado holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Kashiwazaki to Sado takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niigata.

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Niigata

Niigata
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Nishikaigan Park and then explore the activities along Fukushima-gata.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niigata vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sado to Niigata takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Niigata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

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