Okura Niigata

Niigata, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan

At a Glance

  • Overlooking the longest river in Japan, the Shinano River, and the famous Bandai Bashi bridge 

  • Large, classic hotel with plenty of facilities including three restaurants serving a variety of cuisines 

  • A mix of western rooms and the traditional Japanese rooms, complete with tatami mat floors and sliding screens 

  • Well located to explore the sake breweries, shrines and manicured parks of Niigata 

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The area is best visited in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy the colours of fall from September to November but avoid December, January and February if your not skiing as it is often cold and sees more rainfall. June and July are also rather wet but warm.

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Description

Set at the heart of Niigata, overlooking the Shinano River, Okura Niigata is perfectly located to explore the highlights of this coastal town, famous for its top-quality rice and sake, street markets, shrines and thriving port, gateway to the Sea of Japan

Perched on the banks of the Shinano River, the largest and longest river in Japan, Okura Niigata is a classic city hotel with a fantastic location at the heart of the city. Built at the foot of the Bandai Bashi, a famous bridge that spans the mighty Shinano, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Niigata’s many restaurants and bars, and its famous sake distilleries that are numerous across the city - thanks to the city’s longstanding reputation as one of Japan’s finest rice producers.  
 
The 265 rooms and suites are spread across the hotel’s 15 floors. Simple and traditional in design, they are comfortable and functional for a stay in Niigata, with all the facilities you’d expect from a city hotel of this size. Large windows look out over the city and the en-suite bathrooms feature standalone bath tubs.  
 
Three restaurants are housed within the hotel, starting with western and local buffet menus at Tsubaki where an impressive daily breakfast is served. Enjoy local seafood from the nearby Sea of Japan at Japanese restaurant Yahiko and Cantonese delicacies at Toh-Ka-Lin. The Edinburgh Bar is known for its impressive Whiskey list, opening in the late afternoon and long into the evening. 
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Experiences

  • Niigata Old Town & Sake Experience

    Today's journey will bring you into the Niigata Furumachi, followed by a visit to the Imayotsukasa Sake Brewery Tour, as well as sake tasting and shopping in Kikizake Bansho.

  • Sado Island

    Hop onboard 1st class jetfoil boat to Sado Island, where our private car will bring you across the Sado Gold Mine, the Ogi town for a tub boat experience, followed by a Taiko drum lesson.

  • Wine Coast Tour

    Discover five unique wineries along the coast of Niigata, including Fermier, Domaine Chaud, Cantina Zio Setto (Seto Winery) and Le CINQ Winery.

Holiday Ideas

  • Authentic Nikko & Niigata

    Niigata, Shima & Nikko

    from £3000 pp inc flights & transfers for 5 nights

    • Discover the scenic treasures of Nikko: Senjoga Hara Marshland, Kegon Waterfalls, Kanmangafuchi Abyss and its ancient mountain shrines
    • Stroll the Edo-styled street of Niigata and a brewery in hunt for Japan's best sake
    • Take a dip in one of Japan's most ancient onsen towns, famed for its medicinal properties

Location & directions

Niigata, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan

The hotel Okura Niigata is located on the banks of the Shinano River in downtown Niigata, within easy reach of Niigata Station, the nearby airport and the numerous markets, shrines and restaurants dotted across the city. 

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