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Free view from the observation deck

Toki Messe is easily seen from Bandai bridge, and it’s a genuinely pleasant walk down the river... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Niigata, Japan
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A beautiful sight!

I’d highly recommend a trip to the Tokki Messe. Such a breathtaking view. As the tallest building... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Toki Messe is easily seen from Bandai bridge, and it’s a genuinely pleasant walk down the river from there. It was a little hard to find the lift to the observation deck, but the views from the top are worth it. You can see out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank darbz89
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I’d highly recommend a trip to the Tokki Messe. Such a breathtaking view. As the tallest building in the city, you get an almost 360 degree view of the entire Niigata City. I hear it’s when more gorgeous at night but unfortunately I haven’t been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank melbinaxchachi
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We went for a walk from our hotel near downtown to get some fresh air. There is a museum, convention center, hotel and the Sado island ferry terminal. Great road signs along the way, impossible to be lost. Nice walk way along the riverside, green...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Amy W
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Actually, i don't know how to rate this place. Unless you have an event to attend, i can't see any point to go there. Yes, I did;Not knowing what this place is like & becsuse it is a stop for the loop bus service. It...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 979midiy
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great place to take a photo of Niigata from high up. Gift shop and restaurant are also located on that level.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank aloysia01
Reviewed 8 April 2017

From the 30th floor you can see the whole panorama of Niigata City and surrounding range of mountains on one side and far far in the distance you can see thye lovely Sado Island,, in the down you can see the port and several huge...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Urszula15
Reviewed 21 March 2017

nearly 360 view of the city. even see Sado island, the snow capped mountains up north and the river mouth into the Japan Sea. An efficient bus service from the train station to the various tourist stops too, including the Toki Messe facility.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank gyw8201
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This building is the highest on the Sea of Japan side and the observation deck is located at about 125 m above the ground. Admission is free! From the observation ceck, people could see panoramic scenery such as Niigata City, Nihonkai, Sado Island, Gozu Mountain.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had a conference there and I thought it was very complicated to find anything in the building but it's nice and clean with some exhibitions all the time. I was lucky and it was a Ghibli exhibition when I was there, what was awesome....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Viola N
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Sleek, modern Toki Messe offers convention facilities and is part of a complex that has become a landmark in Niigata since opening in 2003 at the mouth of the Shinano River. Architecturally, it is the horizontal part of a giant "L," with a 34-story tower...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rumples
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