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Address: 5-1 Bandaijima Chuoku | 31F Bandaijima Building, Niigata 950-0078 , Niigata Prefecture
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Free view marred by limited access

In theory you should get a fine view of Niigata from the Observatory on the 31st Floor. However, when we visited it was set up for a private dinner so access was very limited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

In theory you should get a fine view of Niigata from the Observatory on the 31st Floor. However, when we visited it was set up for a private dinner so access was very limited. Assuming you have unfettered access this is a must do attraction in Niigata.Particularly at sunset the views will be spectacular.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This observatory room covers the top floor of the 454-foot-high tower in the Toki Messe (Niigata convention center) complex. I went here at night for a conference reception and then during the day on a solo visit and cannot decide which 360-degree view I prefer. At night, I had no sense of what sprawled below but I thought the myriad... More 

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Saltillo, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Niigata is a nice view to enjoy. It was a little cloudy but anyway you can see the city. The elevator is fast and you don't feel it ! In the top there is a restaurant we didn't eat...

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hong kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The observatory Room is a must for Niigata. It is free, easy to access but most important of all, you can view the whole of Niigata. Best to arrive soon before sunset to see both the day view and the night view of the city. You won't be disappointed by going there. After the observatory room, take a walk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Panoramic views of the entire region with visibility only limited by atmospheric conditions. Occasional flurries of snow limited views in some directions periodically. Cafe there had few options for westerners however.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Did not expect such wonderful view, and for free too! The row of mountains across the sea from Niigata is totally awesome! It was very mesmerizing, and A must-see for any travelers to Niigata!

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Nara, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Located atop the 35 story Toki Messe Building, the tallest building in Niigata City, the is the best view, period. On a clear day the 360º panorama is incredible. The Sea of Japan, the Oasahi, Gozu, Iide Mountains as well as the peaks of the Echigo Mountains, Niigata City and the rice paddies of the Echigo Plain, and the seaside... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Nice views out to sea and over the city, but three quarters of the floor space is given over to a restaurant, a cafe and souvenir shop. You're only looking out from one corner of the building plus what you see out of the lift on the way up and down.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Great views on Niigata and its surroundings, Shinano River, the Sea of Japan, and the Japanese Alps.

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