This time around, we visited a relatively new Asian cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Furumachi that is run by a Nepalese chef with over 20 years of experience in the kitchens in Nepal, India, Tokyo, and now Niigata. (more…)
Recently we went to Zen, a restaurant located on the 16th floor of the Next 21 building near the heart of Furumachi. Here, you can practice Zazen meditation and have breakfast fit for a monk in the morning and come back to have a Tanita Shokudo balanced meal for lunch.
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)
One of the city’s newest, coolest places to be is easily found in Furumachi, a literal 2 min walk from Hakusan Park. (more…)
This nice, hearty bowl of tonkotsu is calling for you in Niigata’s underground mall, Rosa.
Looking for a place in Niigata to get natural, organic, vegetarian food? Look no further! Marilou is a place you must try.
The English Journal Spotlight introduces restaurants and cafes around Niigata. This month we visited Solero, a “back alley” cafe and gallery tucked away just off of the main stretch of Furumachi.
Looking for a good independent cafe in the Furumachi area? We’ve got you covered.
This month the Niigata English Journal introduces Blue Cafe.