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Minatopia Niigata City History Museum

Opens in 14 min: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Fine historical exhibits - but weak on non-Japanese explanation

If you are staying at the Nikko or have to wait more than an hour for the Sado Kisen ferry, pop... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Great place to see Mickey Mouse

We came here to the grounds along the river to see a dance production with Mickey Muse from Tokyo... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2014
Galveston, Texas
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  • Average17%
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29 May 2018
“Slightly interesting for a rainy day”
18 May 2017
“Fine historical exhibits - but weak on non-Japanese explanation”
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2-10 Yanagishimacho, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8013, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-225-6111
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This museum was only was very mildly interesting, with not much translated into English. I'd only recommend if you have nothing else to do.

Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are staying at the Nikko or have to wait more than an hour for the Sado Kisen ferry, pop over to the History Museum right across the river. You learn Niigata was one of 4-5 targets for the atomic bomb - but you...More

Thank peterfuchs2017
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is a special area where historical buildings remain with history of Niigata City as an old international port in Japan. The former tax office, a building of a branch of a former major bank, the city museum and so on. Currently, the old tax...More

1  Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This wonderful museum is one of the best I've been in worldwide that is devoted to city history. It emphasizes the coastal city's relationship with water and features four buildings. I spent my time here exploring the grounds and in the main three-story museum building,...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Well worth the hour to visit the actual Prefecture meeting hall...we could just picture the city reps sitting aroung the table, up in the chairs on the second level...and so many photos and replicas of the kinds of city business that went on here...

Thank Marlene Z
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We came here to the grounds along the river to see a dance production with Mickey Muse from Tokyo Disney. A really nice venue for this. The river view is really nice. The old buildings are beautiful.

Thank Father_Stephen
Reviewed 3 June 2011

It is worthwhile to visit the Minotopia museum area, loacated at the river, where in former times the harbour was located. Niigata was one of the five harbours through which Japan was connected to the rest of the world. In the area you will find...More

4  Thank Mianel
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