The Italia-ken

About 140 years ago, it was born in furumachi Niigata great views of Shinano River and the Japan Sea. Taste of tradition as Japan's first Western restaurant has been evolving with the times and was reborn as a hotel and continues even now.


[Ristorante] Marco Polo

The shop design imaged voyage average of Marco Polo who was an Italian adventurer.
You can enjoy an Italian of the buffet-style mainly. The use of the cafe is this, too.

Location 1F
Hours 6:30-21:00 / 6:30-10:00 / 11:30-15:00 / 17:30-21:00
Seating 80
  • Ristorante marcopolo

[Japanese Restaurant] 螢 -Hotaru-

It is a refreshing, elegant Japanese restaurant of the sukiya style. The dish can enjoy the delicate Japanese food which treated season of Niigata.

Location Detached building
Hours 11:30 - 14:00 / 17:30 - 21:00
Seating Five counter seats, a table for two, a table for four and two tables for six.
Japanese style room with 8 tatami mats(13m2) is one room, with 20 tatami mats(67m2) is one room, with 45 tatami mats(148.5m2) is one room
  • Ristorante marcopolo

Guest Rooms

  • Single


    [Standard] Room size:16.5m2
    [Deluxe] Room size:22.8m2
  • Twin


    [Standard] Room size:24.6m2
    [Deluxe] Room size:33.9m2
  • Double


    Room size:22.8m2

  • Suite


    Room size:82.6m2

ItaliaKen's History

In one French Sue re-circus company who came over to Niigata energized by the opening of a port in summer of 1874, there were Italian young man cook, Pietro Milliore. Milliore was injured seriously, and I was left by a party, but a burr to push with a manservant employed in Niigata by the circus company became kind and nursed it.

Prefectural government order Masataka Kusumoto impressed by this story at the time started the fund which opened the sukiyaki shop in Milliore. Called big sale, Milliore "Miola", and the shop became a popular person, and it married with Osui and spent happy time.

However, the shop was destroyed by fire by a big fire of 1880, and Miola worried to return to Italy by a shock, but even Japan delivered the full-scale West restaurant in a beginning in the encouragement of neighboring people in the present location of Nishibori. The simple and elegant European-style building and the taste of the dish that named "Italiaken" by Osui’s suggestion praised "this with Rokumei-kan period of Niigata"; could tolerate it, and it was in a restaurant to go to at the most tip.

In the 30 rest of life in Miola where continued contributing to as the center of the food culture that is new in the ground of Niigata residing in Japan homesickness is hard to see it, and return to native land Italy alone, and is said to be it when closed a life of the disturbance in hometown Turin City in November, 1920.

Then "taste of Italiaken" that I grow at the hotel in the first century, and Miola made in the restaurant of the hotel in strange now continues growing.

  • ItariaKen


Address : 7-1574 Chuo-ku Nishiboridori, Niigata 951-8061, Niigata Prefecture
Phone : +81-25-224-5111 FAX : +81-25-224-7679

  • It takes ten minutes by taxi from Niigata Station.
  • It takes 20 minutes on a bus and foot from Niigata Station.
  • It takes 25 minutes by taxi from Niigata Airport.
  • It is 25 minutes by car from Niigata west IC.
  • It is 25 minutes by car from Niigata center IC.

A parking lot:Hotel Italia-ken basement the second floor.
[Business hours] from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
[Parking rate] 210 yen every 30 minutes , 1,030 yen every 1 night(From 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., the following day )
[Car high limit] to car high 2m

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