Niigata Private Artistry Tour

This 6-hour Private Niigata Artistry Tour with tour guide and private vehicle will visit the scenic Tsubame City which is known for its beautiful rice terraces and famous for being the birth place to the artistry and craftsmanship of many specialized techniques in silverware, knives, and more. Get some hands-on experience learning from masters in the craft and enjoy the atmosphere of a small town in the countryside of Japan.

The tour will begin at 10:30 AM at Tsubame-Sanjo Station in Tsubame City of Niigata (for guests coming from Tokyo, take the 8:24 AM train at Tokyo Station to arrive just in time to start the tour). The tour guide will be waiting at the station upon your arrival (we will have a designated location for guests to meet). Alternatively, guests can stay overnight at Yahiko Resort (available as an add-on at checkout) and the driver will pick you up at the hotel in the morning.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Sanjo, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This 6-hour Private Niigata Artistry Tour with tour guide and private vehicle will visit the scenic Tsubame City which is known for its beautiful rice terraces and famous for being the birth place to the artistry and craftsmanship of many specialized techniques in silverware, knives, and more. Get some hands-on experience learning from masters in the craft and enjoy the atmosphere of a small town in the countryside of Japan.

The tour will begin at 10:30 AM at Tsubame-Sanjo Station in Tsubame City of Niigata (for guests coming from Tokyo, take the 8:24 AM train at Tokyo Station to arrive just in time to start the tour). The tour guide will be waiting at the station upon your arrival (we will have a designated location for guests to meet). Alternatively, guests can stay overnight at Yahiko Resort (available as an add-on at checkout) and the driver will pick you up at the hotel in the morning.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Tsubame Cultural Education Facility Bunsui Ryokan Historical Museum, 9-9 Kamisuwa, Tsubame 959-0181 Niigata Prefecture

showcasing the craft-making industry especially crafts made with metals. There was a time when 90% of silverware and aluminum containers in all of Japan would be made from the little town of Tsubame. Although Tsubame isn’t the largest producer of such products anymore, much of the same hand-crafted techniques and skills are continued here. After marveling at the different metal crafts made throughout the centuries from Japan and around the world, enjoy an early lunch at a local restaurant.

Pass By: Shinano River, Chubu

the longest river in Japan, and can view and learn about the significance of Okawatsu-bunsui River, a man-made river that has provided water to the ubiquitous rice fields all over Niigata. the longest river in Japan, and can view and learn about the significance of Okawatsu-bunsui River, a man-made river that has provided water to the ubiquitous rice fields all over Niigata. Take in the beautiful views of rice patties along the rivers before making one last stop to the Tsubamesanjo Regional Products Center.

Pass By: Oyama Rice Terraces, Hiratsuka, Kamogawa 296-0232, Chiba Prefecture

Local rice terraces