Teishoku Yotsuba on a rare sunny winter’s day
Opened in December of 2016, this restaurant has been serving up delicious Chinese food which you know has to be good, not just because I said so, but because the owner is from Harbin in Northern China.
Located on a main street in Higashi Ward with a bus stop nearby, this open and airy restaurant is a great place to eat lunch and I can only assume that it is great for dinner as well, considering their happy hour and drink set menus.
The spotlight this time is on the Nakano House Museum-an absolutely gorgeous place that I am surprised even NEEDS the spotlight in the first place. Not only is it a photographer’s paradise (especially in the fall), but it holds so much history and art that it is definitely worth a visit (or three).
Main Entrance to the House and Museum
Bus stops behind the sign in front of the main entrance.
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The A-frame near the building’s entrance
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The spotlight has been shifted to yet another guest house located in the city. Opened in April of 2017, this conveniently located hostel is perfect for book lovers. (more…)
Next we have turned our spotlight on a new guest house that just opened in Niigata City this year!
This bright and beautiful establishment is run by Kazuno Maeda, a cat lover and international exchange enthusiast. (more…)
It is my privilege to introduce to you probably the best place in all of Niigata (if not further) to get real Singaporean food. (more…)
Would you be surprised if I told you there was another healthy, whole foods focused restaurant hiding in plain sight here in Niigata? Because there is.
Niigata City has a super easy to use rent-a-cycle system that is definitely worth a try!
Regretfully, all of the information about this system can only be found in Japanese here (until this post! ) so I will try to explain the system in such a way that it makes sense but you will need at least basic Japanese- better yet bring a friend who can speak/read Japanese if you can’t (useful Japanese phrases can be found throughout this post)
Look for the above lettering!
One of the city’s newest, coolest places to be is easily found in Furumachi, a literal 2 min walk from Hakusan Park. (more…)
Chillin’ Mama Cafe (Complete with Patio seating!)
A relaxed and warm atmosphere is waiting for you here at Chillin’ Mama. Meet the owner/chef/waitress and you will understand where the name Chillin’ Mama comes from. She is a bright, lovely woman who you simply have to meet. (more…)
This nice, hearty bowl of tonkotsu is calling for you in Niigata’s underground mall, Rosa.