Sights in Niigata

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Kashiwazaki Whale Underpass

Constructed in 1986, the Kashiwazaki Whale Underpass passes under Highway 8 in order to allow pedestrians to cross it. Possibly the coolest underpass we've ever seen, the whale even has a jet of water shoot from its blowhole at regular intervals.

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Koushi

Located in central Niigata City, Koushi is a restaurant which specializes in foods such as curry ramen, fried chicken and katsu curry. KNown for its large portions, Koushi's long-serving chef also occasionally prepares extra huge versions of his meals for eating contest contestants, also known as 'food fighters'.

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Tokamachi City Museum

Highly recommended to visit before touring around Tokamachi City. At this museum, visitors can experience a tour with an expert on the area. It may take around

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Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

Niigata Prefecture is well known as one of the most famous prefectures for rice. The #1 branded rice, Koshihikari has for awhile now been ranked very highly wit

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Chidoriya

As Tokamachi is one of the most famous cities for kimonos, we believe this is a must on any Tokamachi itinerary. Here visitors can learn how to put on kimonos f

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Beech Forest

This unique forest labeled as “bijinbayashi” literally means in English “beautiful lady forest. For the past 90 years these tall and slender trees have been gro

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Aoyagi

Here tourists can witness one of the most amazing experiences in Japan. This company creates kimonos from scratch. They make their own dye, create their own des

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Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

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Nishikigoi no Sato

Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato is the only place in the world where a wide variety of live Nishikigoi are on display along with the materials showing the history of t

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Yamakoshi alpaca farm

3 alpakas are donated by Colorado US after a big earthquike around this area in 2009, as a cheer up gift called "get genki". Number of alpacas have increased si