Minatomachi Walking Tour


Explore the historical treasures of Niigata on a captivating walking tour through its port town, which thrived in the 19th century.

In 1858, the US-Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed, ushering in an era of international trade for Niigata. This pivotal moment marked the birth of a vibrant town that befitted an open port, welcoming commerce and exchange with foreign nations.

This tour immerses you in the rich history of Niigata, guiding you through significant sites tied to the city's maritime heritage. This includes Minato Inari Shrine, which boasts a 300-year legacy; the Former Ozawa Family Residence, once the home and business hub of the prosperous Ozawa Family, prominent merchants in 19th-century Niigata; and the Former Saito Family Residence, a stunning fusion of modern Japanese architecture and traditional Japanese gardens. You’ll get a comprehensive introduction to these historical buildings and more lovingly crafted by the people of Niigata.

General Information

DirectionsTake the Niigata City Loop Bus from the Niigata Station Bandai Exit Bus Terminal and get off at the "City History Museum" stop (approx. 40 mins.).
Approx. 20 mins. from the Niigata-Nishi IC on the Hokuriku Expressway or 20 mins. from the Niigata-Chuo IC on the Ban-Etsu Expressway.
Car ParkRegular cars: 66 cars
Buses: 7 spaces
Opening Times9:00 am - 5:40 pm
*Runs year-round, closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
Prices5,000 yen
NotesDuration: Approx. 3.5 hours
Max. 8 people (min. 2 people, minimum age 10)
Please remember to bring socks, a mask, and a drink.
Tour price includes all entrance fees and guide services.


NameAtago Corporation
Telephone Number070-3288-6329