Niigata sightseeing

Dear participants and followers to 「The 52nd US-Japan Mycobacteria Panel Meeting 2018 in Niigata, Japan」.

 Here is information of sightseeing of Niigata.

 

 

http://enjoyniigata.com/en/index.html

 

 

The recommend Okura hotel is located banks of Shinano river, the longest liver in Japan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinano_River

 

 

Near the Okura hotel, you can see Niigata city from 2 sightseeing tower, Toki messe and Media Ship.  These include museums.  And shopping places are around there. 

 

Toki messe

https://www.tokimesse.com/english/index.html

 

Media Ship

 http://niigata-mediaship.jp

 

 

Sado is a fascinating island.  You can go there by 1 hour trip with Jetfoil from Niigata harbor near to Toki messe.  There are traditional Nohgaku and hot springs.

https://www.visitsado.com/en/

http://www.sadokisen.co.jp/language/en/

https://www.visitsado.com/en/sado/tradition/

 

 

 

Niigata; “gata” means lagoon.  There are 16 “gata” in Niigata city.

In winter, swans come from Siberia for procreation. 

 

Fukushima gata (lagoon)

http://www.pavc.ne.jp/~hishikui/index-e.html

 

Hyoko (Hyo-lake)

http://enjoyniigata.com/en/detail/page/detail/5136

 

 

There are old Japanese houses (Saito ke bettei & Sakaguchi Ango-Kazeno Yakata) located near to the meeting place.  

http://saitouke.jp/foreign-language/

http://www.city.niigata.lg.jp/kanko/bunka/yukari/kazenoyakata/

 

 

Northern Culture Museum is far (1 hour trip by bus) but it is also nice old house.

http://hoppou-bunka.com/english/

 

 

Yahiko shrine is also good and there are hot spring inns too.  

http://www.e-yahiko.com

 

Geisha

Niigata Furumachi is one of the three biggest GEIKO City as well as Kyoto and Tokyo.

http://enjoyniigata.com/en/detail/page/detail/5112

 

 

You can reach to Naeba, a major ski place by 1 hour trip woth Shikansen (Echigo Yuzawa station).

https://snow.gnavi.co.jp/guide/htm/r0047s.htm

https://enjoyniigata.com/en/detail/page/detail/4430

 

 

The mountain side of Niigata is one of heaviest snowfall area in Japan.

You can see 2-3 meters of snow in mountain side towns, such as Yuzawa, Uonuma, and Tokamachi.

 

 

Please enjoy Niigata as well as the meeting.

主催 日本バイオフィルム学会 / 日本細菌学会中部支部 

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