8 days in Niigata & Tokyo Itinerary

8 days in Niigata & Tokyo Itinerary

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8 days in Niigata & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Niigata
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
day
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Northern Culture Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, identify plant and animal life at Ikutopia Shoku Hana, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marinepia Nihonkai, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Niigata vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Niigata is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Niigata due to the time zone difference. In December, Niigata is colder than Singapore - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Marinepia Nihonkai ©
Marinepia Nihonkai
Northern Culture Museum ©
Northern Culture Museum
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step out of the city life by going to Pola Museum of Art and Mejiro no Mori. Family-friendly places like Subway Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), & more) and Katori (Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori & Katori Jingu Shrine). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, look for all kinds of wild species at Tokyo Port Wildbird Park, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning tool .

Getting from Niigata to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Niigata in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Katori, Naritasan Omote Sando, Kashima Jingu, Pola Museum of Art
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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