What we do

“Everything we do, we do for Niigata.”
EDGE OF NIIGATA strives to create a Niigata that everyone around the world would want to visit and after never want to leave. We work to contribute to the globalization of Niigata and integrate entertainment with history, culture, and deep-rooted traditions.

Our goal is to create a Niigata which gathers interesting people from all around the world.

We offer one-off stand alone activities.

As a certified travel agency, we offer custom private tours (please Contact Us with inquiries)

We operate limited time group tours all around Niigata Prefecture.

Our Staff


[Left – Junya Abe; Right – Jenya Yuss]

Founder, Junya ABE(阿部淳耶)
“Niigata, where I was born and raised, is surrounded by harbors, seas, mountains, and countryside. It is a very rare city in Japan where nature and city coexist in beautiful harmony. Niigata is an attraction that is attend from all around the world as an epicenter for food and rice wine. Special memories that will last a lifetime are waiting for you in Niigata. I look forward to having you. See you soon!”

Project Manager, Jenya Yuss (ユス・エブジェニア)
“I came to Niigata in 2017 and I completely fell in love with it. The natural beauty of Niigata is unsurpassed by any place I have ever been to. I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Farther more, I would love to share my love and appreciation of Niigata with anyone who is open to experiencing something truly extraordinary. Come to Niigata and start your journey with us. You will not be sorry!”

A few words from our guests

The combination of the history, the food and traditional Japanese style, with a relaxed atmosphere made for a very enjoyable tour. There was a high attention to detail. Jenya, Our main tour guide was very enthusiastic and highly qualified. Excellent. I really recommend this for everyone who got an opportunity to visit Niigata city 😉
11.07.2022【Old Port Town Walking Tour】— Nastya B. 

We had a great time on this tour! Jenya and Abe-san were very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Niigata’s history and interesting places. The walk was very easy, and there were plenty of rest breaks and several bathroom spots. We especially appreciated how interactive it was, with visual aids, quiz questions, and hands-on experiences. Recommendations: make sure to bundle up and wear water-resistant shoes if you come in winter. An extra pair of socks for the Saito House would also be a good idea (you have to take your shoes off but the floors are cold).
01.21.2021【Old Port Town Walking Tour】— Amy G.

I participated in the Sacred Sake Tasting Event and it was amazing! It was held in a shrine with a nice atmosphere and while tasting different kinds of rice wine and making friends with other participants, you get to learn a lot about the history of sake, the production process, and the “categories” of sake.
01.22.2021【Sacred Sake tasting】— Nata Brown

Special thanks to Ms Yuss and Mr Abe for providing and holding entertainments not only for tourists but also for locals.
The most interesting sake lecture I have ever heard and read. Peaceful and fun atmosphere, new meetings and other things are waiting for you with the Edge of Niigata.
09.20.2020【Sake lecture and tasting】—Andrey K.

Edge of Niigata is a much-needed organization to introduce travelers and foreign residents to the unique aspects of Niigata culture! I had never heard of Niigata before moving here, but I’ve grown to love this city. I’m glad your team is sharing the Niigata love globally! Through EoN, I was able to make my own Japanese wind chime while practicing my Japanese skills. I am really looking forward to future events!
09.15.2020【Wind-chime making】—Shamrin Y.


  • Company Name
  • Company Established
  • Management Team CEO
    TAKAHASHI, Katsurou
  • Address
    1-494-3 Higashibori-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata, 951-8065, Japan
  • EDGE OF NIIGATA Established
    ABE, Junya
  • Business
    Land Operations・Travel Service・Content provider