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Japanese garden lovers shouldn't miss this

Hidden in the centre of the city and easily accessible by bus from the station, this beautiful... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Dorking, United Kingdom
Worth to visit!!

This is one of the old Japanese style residents. By the way here is a villa of Saito. You have to... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
Sato R
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May 18, 2018
“Japanese garden lovers shouldn't miss this”
Jun 29, 2017
“Worth to visit!!”
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576 Nishi Ohatacho, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8104, Niigata Prefecture
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

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 garden...More

Thank Sato R
Reviewed October 12, 2016

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

3  Thank Viola N
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to believe one is in the middle of the city while walking through these peaceful gardens. The house and grounds are small but well worth the 300 yen admission fee. Very friendly staff!

2  Thank charles e
Reviewed November 15, 2015

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

1  Thank Canmaninjapan
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Delightful historic home and garden to bike to and walk about... really lovely, well preserved example of the architecture.

1  Thank Marlene Z
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fantastic house and style. Incredible garden - if you like Japanese gardens. Very quiet part of town.

Thank CaptNuss
Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's amazing place, where you can enjoy traditional Japanese culture and beautiful nature. And also, it's very cheap! You definitely should come here if you will come to Niigata

1  Thank Dana B
Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

3  Thank BryanBaier
Reviewed November 9, 2014

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

2  Thank Botchan10
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