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Hidden in the centre of the city and easily accessible by bus from the station, this beautiful, compact Japanese garden is certainly worth a visit. I was happy to part with 500¥ for a green tea (with chocolate cake!) to "force" me to sit on...More
This is one of the old Japanese style residents. By the way here is a villa of Saito.
You have to pay ¥310(approximately) but you can feel old Japanese life and atmosphere. The house was built with well thought. Above all Wind flow.
The place is one of the main sightseeing place in Niigata and it's also free but unfourtunately the inside of the place is almost empty, only a couple of tables and chairs on the tatamis in one room, the others are basically empty. The most...More
We loved our visit to The Old Saito Residence. It was a rainy Saturday, so it seemed like a great place to be on October 31 to just chill out and take in the ambiance of the beautiful wooden structure. The garden is awesome to...More
The Saito family founded what would become either Daishi Ginko or Hokuetsu Bank. Work kept them in Tokyo much of the year, but they spent their summers at their estate in Niigata. The Taisho-era mansion and garden were built in 1918. The house and the...More
We made a trek from our hotel in Furumachi to the Saito Summer Villa. There are just enough sign along the way to get you to your destination. The detail and thoughtfullness that was put into the design of the house and garden are stunning....More