Street Spots in Niigata Area

  • Teradomari Fish Market Street (Sakana no Ameyoko)
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Teradomarishimoaramachi
    A street situated along a National Route in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture lined with seafood and souvenir shops popularly known as Sakana no ameyoko. Filled with the cries of merchants selling their wares, the street bustles with tourists seeking fresh, local ocean delicacies. Here you’ll a wide selection of seafood sold at delightfully reasonable prices, from seasonal items like sweet shrimp, squid, Japanese amberjack, horse mackerel, and sea bream, to high class selections like famed crimson snow crab and blackthroat seaperch. You’ll also be able to enjoy an abundance of dishes prepared with seafood from the Sea of Japan, such as hamayaki grilled fish and seafood rice bowls.
  • Echigoshimoseki Yanagi To Seseragi-tori Street
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    Niigata Iwafune-gun Sekikawamura Shimoseki
    A picturesque townscape sprawling along the old Yonezawa Highway in front of the Sekikawa Village Hall. The area is still deeply colored by the history of Sekikawa, an area which once flourished because of the transport of goods on the Arakawa River. The particularly eye-catching house visible from in front of the village hall is the Residence of Watanabe Family, a designated Important Cultural Property. The former home of a wealthy merchant family which built its fortune through loans to feudal lords and land reclamation, it is said that at its peak the family owned 700 hectares of rice paddies and harvested 900 bales of rice. The area is dotted with precious examples of Edo period upper class farming family residences such as the adjoining homes of the Sato and Tsuno families.
  • Takada Gangi Street
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    Nigata Pref. Jouetsushi (Old Takada castle)
    The street resembles an arcade with its wooden eaves constructed over the pavement so that people can walk freely even at times of heavy snow. The total length of this covered walkway in the Takada region is 16 kilometers, the longest such covered street in Japan. It’s a sight characteristic of the many narrow, old wooden townhouses still remaining in Takada and the place retains the atmosphere of the old castle town. There are many tourist facilities among the old townhouses here so visitors can enjoy a good walk. The nearest station is Takada Station.
  • Shukunegi
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    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Shukunegi
    Shukunegi is a village on the southern tip of Sadogashima Island. From the latter half of the Edo period to the early Meiji period it was a port of call on the Kitamaebune shipping route leading to it becoming a prosperous port town. In those days the rows of houses facing the tiny bay were largely built by shipwrights. The looks of these buildings are largely unchanged from those times leading to their selection for Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Some of these private residences such as Seikuro and Kanekoya are able to be toured for a fee. While the exteriors may be plain inside you'll find lacquered central pillars and extravagant interior designs. Ask about how those who made their fortunes from the Kitamaebune ships lived their lives.
  • Ebisu Ichi Minato Ichi
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    Niigata Sado-shi
  • Matsunoyama Onsen Morning Market
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    Niigata Tokamachi-shi Matsunoyama Yumoto
  • Ishienomichi
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Kamazawamachi Such as
  • Kokudo 148 Go
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    Niigata Itoigawa-shi Kotaki
  • Tenkenoyafuchisen
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    Nigata Pref. Itoigawashi Ichiburi

Niigata Areas


Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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