Things to Do in Niigata

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If you're visiting Niigata, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Echigo Tsumari Art Field

Nestled out in the countryside of Niigata prefecture, Echigo Tsumari does not seem to be frequented by foreign travelers in the Tohoku region. A self-proclaimed art field, the space literally unites art with nature. Some pieces are even planted in rice paddies, and workers plant and collect the grain alongside these works of art.

Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort

Ishiuchi Maruyama is a popular ski resort just outside Yuzawa town that has a good variety of slopes, 2 half pipes and several terrain parks. Slopeside accommodation and an abundance of restaurants on the hill make it a great choice for either a day trip or a longer stay.