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Northern Culture Museum

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From the buildings and gardens to the collection of art treasures, this is a house built by wealthy gentleman farmers that is filled with Niigata tradition and artistry. The house, which took eight years to complete, was built to offer breathtaking beauty and splendor. Facilities on the grounds include a souvenir shop, cafe, restaurant (reservations required) and accommodations (reservation required). Please enjoy this space full of history and the beauty of Niigata at your leisure.

Street address

2-15-25 Soumi, Konan-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Access

Route1

  • Bus: Take the bus from Bandai City Bus Center bound for Akiha Ward via Soumi and get off at Kami Soumi Museum. From there it is a 2-minute walk to the Northern Culture Museum

Route2

  • 10 minutes from JR Niitsu Station or 20 minutes from JR Niigata Station by car

Opening Hours

April–November: 9:00–17:00
December–March: 9:00–16:30

Closed

Open all year round

Website

http://hoppou-bunka.com/english/

Best season

May, Oct., Nov.

Point

The night-time illumination of blooming wisteria (early May) and autumn foliage season (mid-November) creates a fantasy-like spatial experience.

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