Niigata

About Niigata

Enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine, ski resorts and plenty of hot springs when visiting the Niigata Prefecture (新潟県, Niigata-ken). It is located along the coast of the Sea of Japan. It is a prefecture not many foreign tourist visit often, so exploring it is very exciting. Beyond the mountains, scenic beaches stretch along the coast and ferries operate to rustic Sado Island. Seafood, rice, and sake are local specialties in Niigata. You can enjoy seafood distinctive of the Sea of Japan throughout the year. In addition to sushi with outstanding freshness, you can try hamayaki-style seafood eaten luxuriously in markets and red snow crab rich in miso. Make sure to stop and try the sake in Niigata. Niigata is home to the greatest number of sake breweries in Japan. Craft beer was also brewed for the first time here in Japan. By renting a car, you enjoy a scenic drive past mountains and coasts. The Sea of Japan is a site to see in itself. All of the driving routes we provide are round trip from Niigata city. You can enjoy driving deeper in Japan by self-drive travel on the coast.

About Drive Japan

If you already travelled to the country side of Japan, we are ready to bet that you had some bad experience with the not-so-convenient public transportation. Not many buses or trains operating at inconvenient times, expensive taxis, lack of accessibility to many spots, weight of the luggage and so on… You probably even can remember telling yourself “Next time I rent a car!”. These are the exact reasons why we created Drive Japan. On our website, you just need to enter your travel period. Regarding the number of days you plan on travelling, we then provide you with the best driving routes. We communicate on the best places to visit, some hidden gems spots, the best traditional restaurants etc… Of course, we also thought about a multitude of additional information such as the seasonal impact on flowers, the mileage between spots or towns, the closest parking for each spot… With Drive Japan be sure that you can travel in a stress-free and immersive manner. How does it work? Once you choose the most convenient route for you, we help you to find the best hotels near the places you want to visit. Then we propose you the best deal to book a car thanks to our partners. Once everything is booked, we send you all the MAPCODES. These codes are mostly the exact location of the closest parking near the spot you want to visit. All there is left to do, is to enter it in your GPS and drive! If you believe that Drive Japan can be a viable opportunity for your future journey in Moyazaki, you can get all the information you need by watching our short YouTube video!
Period(Night Days)
Day tour
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
80 km
Rank

Sado(Ryotsu)

public_facility
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Osado Skyline Observatory

sightseeing
278 847 455
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Sado Gold Mine

sightseeing
278 721 573*20
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Seisuiji Temple

sightseeing
278 592 329*34
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Period(Night Days)
2days1night
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
210 km
Rank

Sado(Ryotsu)

public_facility
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Sado Nishimikawa Goldpark

sightseeing
278 215 418
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Yajima and Kyojima

sightseeing
782 197 641
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Shukunegi village

sightseeing
782 194 345*75
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Sado(Ryotsu)

public_facility
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Osado Skyline Observatory

sightseeing
278 847 455
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Sado Gold Mine

sightseeing
278 721 573*20
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Seisuiji Temple

sightseeing
278 592 329*34
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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
310 km
Rank

Sado(Ryotsu)

public_facility
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Sado Nishimikawa Goldpark

sightseeing
278 215 418
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Yajima and Kyojima

sightseeing
782 197 641
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Shukunegi village

sightseeing
782 194 345*75
Location Guide Page

Sado(Ryotsu)

public_facility
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Futatsugame

sightseeing
752 883 056*06
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Senkakuwan Bay

sightseeing
663 315 825
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Sado Gold Mine

sightseeing
278 721 573*20
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Sado(Ryotsu)

public_facility
Check description
Location Guide Page

Osado Skyline Observatory

sightseeing
278 847 455
Location Guide Page

Sado Gold Mine

sightseeing
278 721 573*20
Location Guide Page

Seisuiji Temple

sightseeing
278 592 329*34
Location Guide Page
Period(Night Days)
Day tour
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
100 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
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Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
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SUWADA OPEN FACTORY

sightseeing
58 532 444
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Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
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Period(Night Days)
2days1night
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
200 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

SUWADA OPEN FACTORY

sightseeing
58 532 444
Location Guide Page

Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
Location Guide Page

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

SUWADA OPEN FACTORY

sightseeing
58 532 444
Location Guide Page

Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
420 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

SUWADA OPEN FACTORY

sightseeing
58 532 444
Location Guide Page

Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
Location Guide Page

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Nihonkai Fisherman's Cape

restaurant
925 359 458*20
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Oginoshima Kayabuki Loop Village

sightseeing
414 090 440*55
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Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

sightseeing
298 138 507*55
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Yuzawa/Minakami

sightseeing
253 081 445*08
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Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel

sightseeing
253 195 489*35
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Roadside Station TsubameSanjo Regional Products Center

public_facility
58 832 556*66
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Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
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Period(Night Days)
4days3night
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
570 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

SUWADA OPEN FACTORY

sightseeing
58 532 444
Location Guide Page

Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
Location Guide Page

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Teradomari Street Market (Sakana no Ameyoko)

sightseeing
58 812 295*21
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Naena Falls

sightseeing
469 047 422
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha(Main Shrine) Avenue of cedar trees

sightseeing
1 004 009 265*36
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Nagano/Myoko

sightseeing
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Obuse Town

public_facility
MC:Check Description
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Jigokudani Monkey Park

sightseeing
Check Description
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Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel

sightseeing
253 195 489*35
Location Guide Page

Yuzawa/Minakami

sightseeing
253 081 445*08
Location Guide Page

Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel

sightseeing
253 195 489*35
Location Guide Page

Roadside Station TsubameSanjo Regional Products Center

public_facility
58 832 556*66
Location Guide Page

Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
Location Guide Page
Period(Night Days)
2days1night
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
220 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

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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AizuWakamatsu

sightseeing
MC:Check Description
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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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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
430 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

Shogunsugi giant cedar tree

sightseeing
463 493 079*86
Location Guide Page

Kitakata town parking

public_facility
MC:97 825 649*67
Location Guide Page

AizuWakamatsu

sightseeing
MC:Check Description
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Nisshinkan(Samurai School)

sightseeing
MC:97 503 346*81
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Goshikinuma pond

sightseeing
413 533 665*34
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Mt.Azuma Kofuji & Jododaira Visitor Center

sightseeing
475 181 390
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Yonezawa

sightseeing
515 268 700
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Roadside Station Iide

public_facility
515 674 707*45
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Watanabetei Residence

sightseeing
250 023 394
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Sennensake Kikkawa

sightseeing
250 492 504*36
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Period(Night Days)
4days3night
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
530 km
Rank

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

SUWADA OPEN FACTORY

sightseeing
58 532 444
Location Guide Page

Mt.Yahikoyama

sightseeing
190 127 799*31
Location Guide Page

Niigata

rental_car
32 877 520*46
Location Guide Page

Northern Culture Museum

sightseeing
32 588 292
Location Guide Page

Shogunsugi giant cedar tree

sightseeing
463 493 079*86
Location Guide Page

Kitakata town parking

public_facility
MC:97 825 649*67
Location Guide Page

AizuWakamatsu

sightseeing
MC:Check Description
Location Guide Page

Nisshinkan(Samurai School)

sightseeing
MC:97 503 346*81
Location Guide Page

Goshikinuma pond

sightseeing
413 533 665*34
Location Guide Page

Mt.Azuma Kofuji & Jododaira Visitor Center

sightseeing
475 181 390
Location Guide Page

Yonezawa

sightseeing
515 268 700
Location Guide Page

Roadside Station Iide

public_facility
515 674 707*45
Location Guide Page

Watanabetei Residence

sightseeing
250 023 394
Location Guide Page

Sennensake Kikkawa

sightseeing
250 492 504*36
Location Guide Page