It’s easy to take the Shinkansen or a limited express train when travelling between Toyama and Niigata, but we decided to take local trains. I think we probably got to see a lot more and definitely spent a lot less money. Of course travelling by local trains in Japan takes a lot, lot longer! We took four trains and about six hours to make the journey to Niigata.
Toyama to Tomari – train 1
Tomari to Naoetsu – Train two
Naoetsu to Nagaoka – Train three
Nagaoka to Niigata – Train four
Sorry, no photo!:)