Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Northern Honshu(Tohoku)
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
205
Overview
Start
Niigata
Goal
Niigata
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
220 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route
2 days 1-night driving route which you can drive from Niigata City to the historical castle town AizuWakamatsu and back. The driving distance is about 250km. If you like Onsen, you can stay Japanese style Ryokan with onsen on day1. Due to long driving distance and many sightseeing spots, the travel pace is very busy. And you cannot drive "Bandai-Azuma Skyline road(Route70)" which is considered one of the best scenic driving routes in the whole of Japan. It is highly recommended to extend your travel period and choose route 206 or 207. The highlight of this route is the "Northern Culture Museum", "AizuWakamatsu city" with its long history and many attraction, and so on. Recommended food is fresh seafood around Niigata City, Kitakata Ramen, and Horse meat in Aizu-Wakamatsu. In spring, you can enjoy tulips, rape blossoms, and Iris. There are also many amazing cherry blossom spots too. In autumn, you can enjoy amazing autumn colored leaves at many sightseeing spots. Our daily driving map will recommend you only the spots where is the best timing to visit.

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
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AizuWakamatsu

sightseeing
MC:Check Description
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Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
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Shogunsugi giant cedar tree

sightseeing
463 493 079*86
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Kitakata town parking

public_facility
MC:97 825 649*67
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Lake Hyoko

sightseeing
32 598 890*34
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Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
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Roadside Station Aganosato

public_facility
463 547 185
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Shogunsugi giant cedar tree

sightseeing
463 493 079*86
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Mikawa Tourism Mushroom Farm

restaurant
463 465 894*84
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Shikimeguri Observatory Tennyono Hanaikada

sightseeing
463 446 190*74
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Niigata Rice Cracker Kingdom

sightseeing
524 050 151*10
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Niigata Chuo Wholesale Market

restaurant
32 765 829*53
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Nippon Rent a Car Niigata Bantai

rental_car
32 877 520*46
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Pia Bandai

sightseeing
524 007 444*61
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Garden Cafe Ichishima

restaurant
157 370 813*44
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Kanda Farm Milk Passport

sightseeing
32 329 355*17
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Kawara Terrace

restaurant
32 418 805*61
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Y&Y GARDEN

restaurant
32 417 081*63
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Nippon Rent a Car Niigata Station Shinkansen Exit

rental_car
32 847 745*24
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Nippon Rent a Car Niigata Airport

rental_car
524 103 266*62
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Sannokura Highland Flower Farm

sightseeing
674 299 463
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Roadside Station Kitanosato

public_facility
413 690 626*83
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Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom

sightseeing
97 854 132*88
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Abe Shokudo

restaurant
97 855 037*70
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Bannai Shokudo

restaurant
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Genraiken

restaurant
97 824 237*62
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Tsuki to Ohisama

restaurant
97 824 742*02
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Yamatogawa Sake Brewery

sightseeing
97 824 805*81
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Wakaki Shoten

sightseeing
97 824 569*26
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Kirinoko Ningyokan

sightseeing
97 824 224*25
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AizuWakamatsu

sightseeing
MC:Check Description
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Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
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AizuWakamatsu City Parking

sightseeing
MC:Check Description
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Kitakata town parking

public_facility
MC:97 825 649*67
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Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
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Sannokura Highland Flower Farm

sightseeing
674 299 463
Location Guide Page

Roadside Station Kitanosato

public_facility
413 690 626*83
Location Guide Page

Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom

sightseeing
97 854 132*88
Location Guide Page

Abe Shokudo

restaurant
97 855 037*70
Location Guide Page

Bannai Shokudo

restaurant
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Genraiken

restaurant
97 824 237*62
Location Guide Page

Tsuki to Ohisama

restaurant
97 824 742*02
Location Guide Page

Yamatogawa Sake Brewery

sightseeing
97 824 805*81
Location Guide Page

Wakaki Shoten

sightseeing
97 824 569*26
Location Guide Page

Kirinoko Ningyokan

sightseeing
97 824 224*25
Location Guide Page
Day. 1Niigata to AizuWakamatsu
This day will head from Niigata to AizuWakamatsu city. Mileage is about 110km. But if you want to visit the "Mt.Yahikoyama(弥彦山)" area or you want to keep enough time for Kitakata town, it is recommended to depart by 9:00. The first destination is "Northern Culture Museum(北方文化博物館)" huge traditional house with an amazing garden. On the way from Niigata to AizuWakamatsu, you can stop by some hidden gems such as "Shogunsugi giant cedar tree(将軍杉)". If you like ramen, it is highly recommended to have lunch at "Kitakata town(喜多方)" where is nationally famous for their soy source based Kitakata Ramen. Today's destination "AizuWakamatsu(会津若松) city" is a historical castle town and the most recommended spot on this day. There are many nice spots like traditional houses, a Sake brewery, a Japanese garden, and AizuWakamatsu castle. It is highly recommended to reach AizuWakamatsu city at least 15:00. Along this day's route, there are many spots where are famous for flowers like cherry blossom, turnips, Sunflowers, and autumn colored leaves. Only the spots which are in good timing to visit during your travel will appear. If you find these seasonal spots on your map, it is recommended to visit.
Rent a car at Niigata
If you want to rent or return your car in Niigata, below branches are recommended. Please choose the one which is suitable for your itinerary. [1]Niigata Bandai branch-新潟万代営業所 There are two branch near Niigata Station. If you stay northside(Bandai-Exit(万代口)) of Niigata station, this branch is recommended. It is located 500m away from Niigata Station. [2]Niigata Station Shinkansen branch-新潟新幹線口 営業所 There are two branch near Niigata Station. If you stay southside(Shinkansen-Exit(新幹線口)) of Niigata station, this branch is recommended. It is located 200m away from Niigata Station. [3]Niigata Airport branch-新潟空港営業所 If you want to rent or return your car at Niigata Airport(KIJ), this "Niigata Airport" branch is recommended regardless of whether you take international flight or doemstic flight. From / to Niigata airport terminal, rental car company provides free shuttle bus. Normally, it takes 1-2min only. Niigata Airpot is located about 6km away from Niigata Station.
Stay at AizuWakamatsu
Day. 2AizuWakamatsu to Niigata
This day will head from Niigata to AizuWakamatsu city. Mileage is about 110km. But if you want to visit the "Mt.Yahikoyama(弥彦山)" area or you want to keep enough time for Kitakata town, it is recommended to depart by 9:00. The first destination is "Northern Culture Museum(北方文化博物館)" huge traditional house with an amazing garden. On the way from Niigata to AizuWakamatsu, you can stop by some hidden gems such as "Shogunsugi giant cedar tree(将軍杉)". If you like ramen, it is highly recommended to have lunch at "Kitakata town(喜多方)" where is nationally famous for their soy source based Kitakata Ramen. Today's destination "AizuWakamatsu(会津若松) city" is a historical castle town and the most recommended spot on this day. There are many nice spots like traditional houses, a Sake brewery, a Japanese garden, and AizuWakamatsu castle. It is highly recommended to reach AizuWakamatsu city at least 15:00. Along this day's route, there are many spots where are famous for flowers like cherry blossom, turnips, Sunflowers, and autumn colored leaves. Only the spots which are in good timing to visit during your travel will appear. If you find these seasonal spots on your map, it is recommended to visit.
Return a car at Niigata
If you want to rent or return your car in Niigata, below branches are recommended. Please choose the one which is suitable for your itinerary. [1]Niigata Bandai branch-新潟万代営業所 There are two branch near Niigata Station. If you stay northside(Bandai-Exit(万代口)) of Niigata station, this branch is recommended. It is located 500m away from Niigata Station. [2]Niigata Station Shinkansen branch-新潟新幹線口 営業所 There are two branch near Niigata Station. If you stay southside(Shinkansen-Exit(新幹線口)) of Niigata station, this branch is recommended. It is located 200m away from Niigata Station. [3]Niigata Airport branch-新潟空港営業所 If you want to rent or return your car at Niigata Airport(KIJ), this "Niigata Airport" branch is recommended regardless of whether you take international flight or doemstic flight. From / to Niigata airport terminal, rental car company provides free shuttle bus. Normally, it takes 1-2min only. Niigata Airpot is located about 6km away from Niigata Station.

Check Other 2D1N Northern Honshu(Tohoku) Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
1502Sado(Ryotsu)Sado(Ryotsu)return_tripbusy210 km¥ 0check
202NiigataNiigatareturn_triprelaxing200 km¥ 0check
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