For those used to driving in Japan, how about taking a drive around Niigata Prefecture? There are many fascinating areas unique to Niigata that are hard to reach with public transportation, such as hidden hot springs deep in the mountains, stunning rural landscapes, breathtaking sunset spots and hole-in-the-wall sushi bars.
With the freedom of driving yourself on a road trip, you can see up-close how people in Niigata live their daily lives, and immerse yourself in the charms of Niigata’s bountiful nature. You can enjoy the experience of driving itself along beautiful scenic routes. Driving around Niigata will be one of the highlights of your trip to Japan.
When using the expressway, be sure to check if there are any discount services available to you, and check Japanese traffic rules.