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Jan 28th AJET Snowout

Let’s snow sporting! (Lifts open from 8.30am – 4pm / 4.30pm) ¥2800 discount day pass, online ticket link below http://shop.gnavi.co.jp/surfsnow/17_ikenodaira_001/ (For enkai attendance, please see the pinned post) If you haven’t gotten out to the slopes this season yet, then you should definitely come join us for the 2017 Snow Read more…

Niigata Museums

Recommended by Niigata JETs Name: Donald Keene Center Kashiwazaki (ドナルド・キーン・センター柏崎) City: Kashiwazaki Website: http://www.donaldkeenecenter.jp/ A small museum which houses the works of famous author and translator Donald Keene. There are English speaking staff on site. This place also houses special exhibitions throughout the year.   Name: Kinare  (Echigotsumaari satoyama gendai bijutsukan, 越後妻有里山現代美術館「キナーレ」) City: Tokamachi Website: Read more…

Niigata City Restaurants

BURGERS ALLEYS BURGER 11am-10pm Closed:Wed SALLYS DINER 11:30am-1am FRESHNESS BURGER 9am-8pm KENS BURGER 11AM-7PM Closed: Tues BURGER KING 9am-8:30pm (APITA foodcourt) STEAK NIQ 5:30pm-1am HORLYS 11am-10pm BRONCO Lunch 11:3-am-2pm/Dinner 5:30pm-11pm Closed:Mon MEXICAN EL MIRASOL Lunch 11:30am-2pm/Dinner 6pm-10:30pm Closed:Tues ARCO IRIS 11:30am-3am THAI PUEN Lunch 11:30am-2pm/Dinner 6pm-1am SPICY MARKET 6pm-1am SARA-THAI Lunch Read more…

Joetsu City Restaurants

☘Vegetarian options available ♓ Pescatarian options available * Limited BURGERS BIRD’S INN CAFE ☘* Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, day before a holiday 11am-11pm; Sun, holiday 11am-9pm Closed: Wed(except holidays or the day before one) (BAR) 66 Mon-Sat 6pm-12am Closed: Sun BUFFETS STAMINATARO ♓☘ Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:30pm Sat,Sun,Holiday 11am-3pm (L.O.) Dinner Mon-Thurs Read more…

Hiking Trails

TAKATSUBO-YAMA HIKING (Murakami) Elevation: 570.5m Ascent: 90mins Descent: 60mins Start-point: Takatsubo-san parking entrance (map) Parking: Yes   KAKUDA-YAMA HIKING (Niigata City, Maki) Elevation: 481.7m Ascent: 90 mins Descent: 60 mins Start-point: Kakuda Lighthouse Trail (map) Parking: Yes   YAHIKO-YAMA HIKING (Yahiko) Elevation: 634m Ascent: 90 mins Descent: 50 mins Start-point: Read more…

Niigata Ski Resorts

TAINAI TAINAI SKI RESORT WAKABUNA KOGEN SKI RESORT BUDOU SKI RESORT SHIBATA NINOX SKI RESORT AGA MIKAWA SKI RESORT KASHIWAZAKI TAKAYAGARURU SKI RESORT JOETSU KANAYAYAMA SKI RESORT CUPID VALLEY SKI RESORT MYOKO AKAKURA ONSEN SKI RESORT AKAKURA KANKO SKI RESORT IKENOTAIRA SKI RESORT KYUUKASON-MYOKO-RUNRUN SKI RESORT MYOKO SKI PARK MYOKO Read more…