The Niigata Saito Villa

Former summer residence of one of Niigata’s three large zaibatsu families, this structure on 1.1 acres was built in 1918 by Kijuro Saito IV, a wealthy merchant and member of the House of Peers. The large garden makes good use of its sandy terrain, and its comfortable contrast with the airy, modern Japanese-style dwelling speaks to the prosperity of old Niigata.

  • Phone
  • Hours
    9:30 am to 5 pm
  • Closed Mondays
    (If Monday is a holiday, closes Tuesday instead)
  • Admission Fee
    Weekdays: Adults 300 yen; Kids (6 to 16) 100 yen, Weekends and holidays: Admission is free.
  • Getting There
    By car: 8 min from Niigata Station
    By bus: Inuyasha tourist bus from Niigata Station, alight at the Northern Culture Museum stop, walk 2 minutes


The Niigata Saito Villa
576 Nishi-Ohatacho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City


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