Built in 1873 as Japan's first citizen's park, Hakusan-kōen remains a lovely place for a stroll amongst beautiful, manicured gardens....
Nippō Media Ship Sora-no-hiroba
Come to the 20th floor of this new skyscraper for amazing 360° views over the Sea of Japan, Niigata city and the distant mountains.
Saito Family Summer Villa
Opened to the public as a museum in June 2012, almost a century after its construction as an indulgent private summer house, this...
Near the station, this yōshoku (Western-style) grill house serves up treats for your tastebuds/enemies of your waistline, like crumbed...
2-10 Bandai-shima, Chūō-ku · interesting places nearby
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Conveniently located on the way to Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal, this sprawling complex includes markets and eateries – so you can gawk at the bounty of Niigata's coast and sample it, too. If you're in Niigata with time to eat, a visit here is a must. You'll be spoiled for choice: if you're overwhelmed, Benkei (弁慶) kaiten-sushi (conveyor-belt sushi) ranks highly.