The Niigata City Manga House
At the Niigata City Manga House, you can find life-size figures of characters from gag manga, whose artists are related to the city, including Mineo MAYA, who is known for his “Patalliro!,” and Motoei SHINZAWA, the author of “KIMEN-GUMI”, etc. The museum also offers free manga courses for beginners every day. The Manga Library assembles about 10,000 comic books. Part of it was by artists related to Niigata and the other part was selected by the museum’s curators.
- Shinfurumachi-Cho Hangadori GEO 6 Ban-Cho, Furumachidori, 1&2/Fl., 6-971-7, Furumachidori, Chuo-ku, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture.
- Opening hours
- every Wednesday (if it is a holiday, then it will be closed on the following working day) and from Dec 29 to Jan 3
- Admission fee
- Free of charge
- Official Site
- Official Social Media Accounts
Sightseeing Spot in This Area
The Niigata Saito Villa was constructed in four years from 1917 to 1920 by Kijuro Saito IV, a wealthy merchant from Niigata that prospered as a port city. During the end of early 1860s the Saito family developed their Japanese sake wholesale business and got involved in the kitamaebune shipping business in about 1870s. Kijuro made his fortune operating the kitamaebune cargo ships that sailed the Sea of Japan.
Utilizing the natural sand dunes in the design of the garden, the 4,500m2 of land includes the two-floor, wooden frame main house, a storehouse and a teahouse. The building was constructed with the concept of “unity between garden and home”, means that the boundaries between “inside” and “outside” are blurred, there is harmony, and they feel as one.
There are around 1000 trees and shrubs of 80 varieties in addition to the pine and maple trees in the garden. Between the trees a large waterfall and a rocky stream can be seen flowing into the garden pond below. Stones native to the area are used to decorate the landscape, and along with the fresh moss, create a most tranquil atmosphere.
Through all four seasons, you can enjoy the Japanese tea while looking over the garden. "
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