City Hall Gets More Visitors than Theme Parks
Aore City Hall was envisioned as a place where people would want to congregate. And it worked.
No Wolf Can Blow these Straw Monsters Down!
Niigata has a rather surprising tourist attraction thanks to the leftover straw from farmers—and the creative mind of Amy Goda.
Niigata Lantern Festival
No need to venture all the way to Thailand to view this lantern festival. Just hop on the bullet train to Niigata!
15 Years & 800 Pieces of Art
For 50 days every three years, visitors to the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale get to traverse 200 villages to explore what is effectively the largest art gallery in the world.
Japan's 4 Scariest Themed Restaurants
While Halloween may be the perfect time to visit, these four frightening themed restaurants are ready to meet your horror needs all year around.
A 'Tarai' Boat Experience on Sado Island
Sado is a large island off Niigata located in the Sea of Japan. There are an express vessel and a regular ferry that leave from Niigata, taking about an hour by express and 2.5 hours by regular ferry.
Fresh Accumulation at Japan's Top Snow Site
SnowJapan is greeting the 2015/2016 season with a sprawling travel section upgrade.
Onsen Trivia: Highest, Hottest & Healthiest
Oita has the most hot spring sources, but Hokkaido has the most spas—and the highest onsen is in Toyama.
Life Ramen in Nagaoka, Niigata
Ramen Adventures rolls out some wheels to get to finely balanced tonkotsu gyokai ramen.
Order McDonald's Largest Chicken Nugget Bucket
Hop on the train to Niigata to get your hands on this monstrous 48-piece bucket.