15 single rooms at the following hotel have been reserved for Monday, 19 August (check-in) to Friday, 30 August (check out). Students of the Course are requested to notify Niigata University of their arrival/check-in and departure/check-out dates and time as soon as they have booked their flights. Adjustments (such as check in earlier than 19 August, check out on 29 August, and check out later than 30 August) can be made so long as rooms are available but must be made as early as possible. No refund can be made for cancellation after 31 July.
1-3-15 Benten, Chuo-ku
Niigata-shi, Niigata Prefecture
Check-in starts at 15:00 and closed at 2:00 (a.m.)
Check-out by 10:00
Front desk available for 24 hours
Free Japanese newspaper available at the front desk on a first-come first-served basis.
Web site: http://www.keihinhotel.com/ (Japanese only)
Three minutes' walk from Niigata train station (or five minutes from a Shinkansen platform)
Google map location
From Niigata train station to Niigata Keihin Hotel
Whether you arrive at Narita Airport, at Haneda Airport or at Niigata Airport, you eventually arrive at Niigata train station either by Shinkansen train or by bus.
You are supposed to check in at Niigata Keihin Hotel on the arrival at Niigata train station. It is within a few minutes' walk from the local bus drop off in front of the Bandai Exit, from the express bus stop in the South Exit area (There is no South Exit of the train station, but the area between East Exit and West Exit is called South Exit.), or from West Exit of the train station (You should take the West Exit in the direction of Tokyo if you have arrived by Shinkansen.)
Here are maps of the area between the train station and Niigata Kehin Hotel: pdf (224 KB), jpeg (617 KB)
The total for Monday, 19 August (check-in) to Friday, 30 August (check out) is 42,000 Japanese Yen
that all the amounts are paid at check-in, and
that no refund can be made for cancellation after 31 July.
If paid by Japanese Yen cash, breakfast is free. If paid by other means, a breakfast costs 700 Yen.
Rooms have been renovated in December 2011 - January 2012.
TV, radio, PC (The hotel is owned by a PC rental company.), free Internet connection (cable and Wifi), telephone, refrigerator, air-conditioner, shower toilet, bath tub, hair dryer, alarm clock, vacuum bottle cum water kettle, flashlight (for emergency use), etc.
Also may be provided by the front desk free of charge: air cleaner, trouser press, iron, sewing set, LAN cable, wine opener, nail clipper, blanket, etc.
There are many. There are also Seven-Eleven and others open 24 hours a day.
Departure from Niigata station: 7:42 (track 3)
Arrival at Niigata Daigaku Mae station: 8:03
However, classes may start at 9:00 so that students can take breakfast without haste. In this case, students may take the 8:00 (track 4) or 8:11 (track 3) train at Niigata train station.
Illustrated map of Niigata train station (JR East web site)
Morning train timetable from Niigata
Track 3 3 4 3 1 Coming from - Murakami Shibata Nagaoka Murakami Niigata 7:22 7:42 8:00 8:11 8:44 Niigata Daigaku Mae 7:42 8:03 8:30 8:37 9:03 Going to Uchino Yoshida Yoshida Uchino Uchino
Late afternoon train timetable from Niigata Daigaku Mae to Niigata
Coming from Uchino Yoshida Uchino Yoshida Uchino Yoshida Yoshida Uchino Izumozaki Niigata Daigaku Mae 16:33 16:57 17:13 17:33 17:53 18:13 18:35 18:53 23:13 Niigata 16:55 17:15 17:36 17:53 18:15 18:36 18:55 19:15 23:33 Track 2 4 3 3 3 1 2 4 2 Going to Niitsu - - Murakami - - - - - Last train
Train time tables of Echigo Line (JR East web site; in Japanese; The 8:21 train does not go to Niigata Daigaku Mae but to Sekiya only and is not available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The 8:00 train takes 30 minutes and 8:11 train takes 27 minutes to Niigata Daigaku Mae while other trains take approximately 20 minutes.)
The main exit of Niigata train station is called Bandai Exit. On the other side, it has East Exit and West Exit. Although South Exist does not exist in reality, the other side of the main Bandai Exit, including East and West Exits, is called South Exit. The reserved hotel is close to the main Bandai Exit, although West Exit is more convenient to take a Shinkansen train.
While the main exit area and platforms for conventional trains almost remain as they were constructed in 1958 (relocated from the area where the reserved hotel is now located), the South Exit was developed when the Shinkansen was constructed in 1982 and is still developing. However, since reconstruction of the station started in late 2012, there may be substantial changes until the reconstruction is completed by elevating the whole station to the level of the elevated Shinkansen platform in several years.
Smoking on the street is prohibited in the busy areas of Niigata City, including the area where your hotel is located. Fine is immediately imposed by a City Government Officer.
To explore the urban areas, rental bicycles which are available in several places in Niigata City at a very reasonable rate are also convenient.
Niigata University is on sand dunes in a western suburban area of Niigata City. (Medical and dental departments are located in the urban area.)
Niigata Daigaku Mae train station is in the right end of this map. It takes almost 20 minutes on foot to the University. One way ride costs 230 Yen.
Bus stops in front of three gates. One way ride costs 460 Yen.
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