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Niigata

Northern Culture Museum, a part of The Ito Estate, the former home of one of welthiest landowners; the Ito family. “A family, which started out as farmers on the west bank of the great Agano River, which flows across the Kanbara Plain in Echigo, grew richer from farther to son until eventually they build up an enormous fortune and became the greatest landowners in Echigo. The family’s name was Ito. During the Meiji Period,...

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Three Reasons to Visit Niigata

Three Reasons to Visit Niigata


Posted By on Sep 28, 2015

Located north of Nagano about 4 hours driving from Tokyo, Niigata is a calm, beautiful prefecture that is often overlooked by international visitors. Why visit Niigata? Here are three reasons why Niigata is a great addition to your Japan itinerary. 1. Sado Island Sado Island, about an hour by ferry from Niigata City, is an adventure in itself. From the gold mines to the fresh food, Sado Island is a small treasure. Renting a car is a...

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