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Art&Culture in Niigata

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  • Northern Culture Museum
    94 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Kounan-ku Soumi 2-15-25

    We had difficulty finding this place, and once we did and paid the ¥350 fee each, we quickly realised it wasnt worth it. Its not actually a museum - just some rich guys house with his possessions...

  • National Site of Scenic Beauty, Niigata Old Saito Villa
    98 Reviews
    Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Nishiohatachou 576

    We appreciate architecture and this old Japanese house and beautifully landscaped gardens with elevation was worth a visit. The indoors & outdoors meshed into one when the glass doors were open...

  • Niigata City History Museum (Minatopia)
    91 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Yanagishimachou 2-10

    The buildings are beautiful! Kind of a colonial European vibe, and (for me) they’re especially pretty in the evening. If I remember rightly, the entry fee was ¥300, which is perfectly reasonable...

  • Sekiguchi Koh Kirie Museum
    82 Reviews
    Art Museum
    Niigata Minamiuonuma-gun Yuzawamachi Yuzawa 1920-1

    The hotel is 5min walk from echigo-yuzawa Station. Staff are very friendly though language can be difficult, though everyone tries and Google translate helps. There are multiple ski resort buses...

  • Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
    81 Reviews
    Art Museum
    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Honchou 6-71-2

    Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, Kinare is the main permanent art exhibit in the area and probably would have been the best place to begin as there were some information...

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.

Niigata Photo Album