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A Historic Port Town and Rich Nature Home to Swans

A Historic Port Town and Rich Nature Home to Swans

Niigata City, the center of Niigata Prefecture, is a historic port town with 150 years of history. It's full of things to see, including wineries and shops with the newest styles. There are different things to see with their own regional flavor, such as Lake Hyoko, where the swans gather, and Gosen, known for its tulips.

Toki Messe Befco Bakauke Observatory: The Best View in Niigata

Toki Messe Befco Bakauke Observatory: The Best View in Niigata

This observatory is approximately 125m above the ground, making it the tallest on the Sea of Japan. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Sado Island and the Gozu Mountain Range during the day, enjoy the changing colors of the sunset in the evening, and the view of the city lights at night.

Northern Culture Museum (Wealthy Landowner's Home): Telling the Story of the Live's of Echigo's Wealthy Landowners

Northern Culture Museum (Wealthy Landowner's Home): Telling the Story of the Live's of Echigo's Wealthy Landowners

The home of a landowner full of Niigata's traditions and art. The 150-year-old tree in the courtyard blooms at the end of april every year, filling the garden with its sweet scent. In the fall, the leaves are illuminated to see in the evening. You can enjoy the different atmosphere in each season.

Hyoko Lake: The Swan's Destination, Known All Across the Nation

Hyoko Lake: The Swan's Destination, Known All Across the Nation

Lake Hyoko is the gathering place of 5000 swans every winter. You can try feeding them too. While the beautiful forms of the pure white swans are nice to look at, the feeling of having one eat from your hand is even better!

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