The Niigata Saito Villa


A magnificent modern Japanese-style building that offers a glimpse into the prosperity of its era. Take a leisurely break while enjoying matcha tea and Japanese sweets, all while taking in the breathtaking view of the extensive panoramic garden.

The Niigata Saito Villa, recognized as a Japan Heritage and a Cultural Property, was constructed in 1918 by Kijuro Saito IV, who was from a prominent merchant family in Niigata. It stands as a masterpiece of modern Japanese-style architecture, showcasing opulence throughout the entire structure. Its spacious grounds cover an area of approximately 4,500 square meters and host three gardens. In particular, the strolling garden has a waterfall and an assortment of large rocks and strange stones. Visitors have the opportunity to revel in the garden's seasonal beauty, with the autumn foliage being particularly mesmerizing. Another noteworthy feature is the panoramic view of the entire garden from the building, which can be enjoyed while indulging in matcha green tea and Japanese sweets!

General Information

Directions1 min. on foot from Disembark from the Northern Culture Museum Niigata Branch bus stop (Niigata City Loop Bus)
23 minutes from Niigata Chuo IC (Ban-etsu Expressway)
Car ParkNone
Niigata City Art Museum's second parking lot (free, 3-min. walk) is available (until 6:00 pm)
Niigata City Nishibori Underground Parking Lot (60 min. free, about 10 min walk); 60 min. free ticket provided.
Opening Times[April - September] 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
[October - March] 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Closed on:
Mondays (If Monday falls on a holiday, the museum will be open on Monday and closed the following day)
The day after a holiday (or Tuesday if the day falls on a Saturday or Sunday)
Year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 - January 3)
Prices[General] Adults: 300 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen
[Groups] Adults: 240 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 80 yen


NameThe Niigata Saito Villa
Telephone Number025-210-8350