July 2nd Ojiya Bullfight

July 2nd Ojiya Bullfight

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/enZTMd5V4u42 Ticket Sale: 11:00pm at the location Start time: 12:00pm Website: http://www.tsunotsuki.com/ Price General Seat: ¥1000 Special Seat: ¥2000 More information to come~

June 24th AJET Outland Farewell Party

June 24th AJET Outland Farewell Party

It’s come around again, the time to celebrate and say farewell to those who are heading home this year! As usual, everyone and anyone is welcome: JETs, non-JETs, JTEs and friends. **CABIN SPACES** There is one space left until all 30 spaces are full! Please post on the event page if you’d like a cabin space. There are also 4 tents that are available for rent (2,500 yen each). ↓↓ TL;DR ↓↓ Start time: Saturday, June 24th, 5:30 P.M. End time: Sunday, June 25th, 9 A.M. Cost (includes some BBQ food + admission): 2000-yen; 3000-yen for cabin stayers ***Please RSVP Read more »

February 26th Dracula Musical in Gosen

February 26th Dracula Musical in Gosen

Where?  (click here) どこ  (クリック) 日本語は英語の後に書いてあります。 Come and see the Gosen show of this year’s AJET Niigata Charity English Musical, Dracula! This year’s show tells an unheard story of Dracula. It takes place in Niigata, where the evil Dracula sinks his teeth into a group of mangakas in desperate need of money. It’s a brand new adventure that nobody should miss! Following the recent fire in Itoigawa, the Niigata AJET Charity has decided to help the city by sending funds raised from the musical their way. Come along and support your local community! Entry to the show is free, but Read more »

March 11th Sake no Jin

March 11th Sake no Jin

Hey everybody! Sake no Jin is almost here. Have you decided on what you’ll be doing? tl;dr Sake no Jin – March 11 & 12 (tickets 2000 in advance, 2500 at the door) English Sake Seminar (free with Sake no Jin ticket) – March 11 Niigata AJET will be hosting a dinner following Sake no Jin on the 11th at an onsen ryokan. There will also be spaces available for people to stay the night. The after-dinner will be 5000Y/pp. Going to the dinner *and* staying overnight (breakfast included) is 15000Y total. More details are below. RSVP HERE – – Read more »

March 18th AJET Sado Island Tour

March 18th AJET Sado Island Tour

Have you always wanted to see Niigata’s hidden treasure, Sado Island, but not known how? Join us on a tour of beautiful Sado Island, hosted by your friendly Sado JET ALTs! Highlights of your time on Sado will include: · Panning for gold at Nishimikawa Gold Park* · Learning taiko from the masters at Kodo · Sampling the local sake at Hokusetsu Brewery · Coming face to face with endangered Toki at Toki no Mori Park Sunday afternoon, there will be a performance of the Niigata Charity Musical – 新潟チャリティーミュージカル, Dracula. Come and spend your Saturday touring Sado, see the Read more »

March 19th Dracula Musical in Sado

March 19th Dracula Musical in Sado

Where?  (click here) どこ  (クリック) 日本語は英語の後に書いてあります。 Come and see the Sado Island show of this year’s AJET Niigata Charity English Musical, Dracula! This year’s show tells an unheard story of Dracula. It takes place in Niigata, where the evil Dracula sinks his teeth into a group of mangakas in desperate need of money. It’s a brand new adventure that nobody should miss! Following the recent fire in Itoigawa, the Niigata AJET Charity has decided to help the city by sending funds raised from the musical their way. Come along and support your local community! Entry to the show is free, but Read more »

Kashiwazaki Hanabi (July 26th)

Kashiwazaki Hanabi (July 26th)

It is nearly that time of year again, the amazing Kashiwazaki fireworks. Held on July 26th every year the Kashiwazaki fireworks are one of the top fireworks displays in Niigata. The display, which lasts around two hours, is held over the sea. So, what to do? The Kashi crew will get up bright and early to reserve a position at the beach for the ALTs. At least one of the crew will be at the spot from 5pm ready for people to arrive.The fireworks display itself starts at 7.30pm. How do we get there? Parking may be a bit of Read more »

Niigata City Fireworks Festival (Aug 7th)

Niigata City Fireworks Festival (Aug 7th)

  FIREWORKS! FIREWORKS! FIREWORKS! Niigata city is having their annual fireworks festival on August 7th and we invite all JETs and friends to come join us by Shinano River (the longest river in 日本) in Furumachi. The lovely JD and Tomomi will be holding a sitting space for us near their home again this year. Come to the city earlier to enjoy all the festival food! This will be a good chance to meet and enjoy the company of your fellow JETs under the exploding stars. Where to meet: in this general area https://goo.gl/maps/4G5oiBqdXk82 Fireworks start: 7:15pm Fireworks end: 8:30pm