Niigata

Evangelion exhibit at Niigata Manga & Animation Museum

My love for Japanese culture started with watching endless hours of anime. While in Niigata I had to checkout the Manga & Animation Museum which houses the works of some of the popular manga and anime artists born in this prefecture. It was no co-incidence that my very favorite Rumiko Takahasi, creator of Inuyasha, also hails from Niigata. I got lucky as they were also holding an exhibit of the swords of Evangelion!

My love for Japanese culture started with watching endless hours of anime While in Niigata, I dropped in at the Manga & Animation Museum which houses the works of some of the popular manga and anime artists born in this prefecture Incidentally, my very favorite Rumiko Takahasi, creator of Inuyasha, also hails from Niigata We were lodged at Hotel Lungwood during our stay in Niigata The hotel is adjacent to the station and can be accessed directly via an internal passage If you are planning to stay in Niigata, it is highly recommended The rooms are great and the service is admirable It was a warm sunny day as we left
Bandai Bridge

An evening along Bandai Bridge

Bandai Bridge is considered as the symbol of Niigata and is one of the city’s most scenic spots, especially at night. After dropping our luggage at the hotel, we walked down to the bridge from the Showa period, lit up like a Christmas tree over the Shinano River. The 1964 quake shattered Niigata, but the arch shaped, stone bridge stood strong among the rubble even as everything around it crumbled.

It was almost 8 pm by the time we arrived in Niigata The JR Station, operated by East Japan Railway Company lies at the centre of Niigata city  We had our reservations at the Hotel Lungwood It’s right beside the JR Station In fact one doesn’t even need to go out of the station building There is a corridor that connects directly to the hotel Niigata is the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast The city is blessed with an abundance of nature, surrounded by sea on one side and mountains on the

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