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Niigata

Leading ski getaway famous for rice and sake

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Upcoming Niigata Events

Apallusion 2019

Apallusion 2019

Sep 1st - Nov 17th

Apallusion is an illumination event held at the APA Resort in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture.

APA Resort Myoko 5 ¥1,500
Yahiko Chrysanthemum Festival

Yahiko Chrysanthemum Festival

Nov 1st - Nov 24th

The Yahiko Chrysanthemum Festival is held on the grounds of the picturesque Yahiko Shrine. It is the largest chrysanthemum festival..

Yahiko Shrine 4 Free
The Science Behind Pixar

The Science Behind Pixar

Oct 12th - Nov 24th

The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art is hosting "The Science Behind Pixar" until November 24th, giving insight into the..

3 ¥1,500

Where to eat in Niigata

La Locanda Nella Foresta

La Locanda Nella Foresta

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La Locanda Nella Foresta is an Italian restaurant located in Minamiuonuma. With a delicious menu, robust wine list, and stellar..

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Kukai Bistro

Kukai Bistro

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If you're a meat-lover, Kukai Bistro in Minamiuonuma is worth a visit. Their menu has a focus on steaks and hamburgers, and..

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Places to stay in Niigata

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Genbi Shinkansen

Genbi Shinkansen

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The Genbi Shinkansen operates from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Niigata Station, and offers an immersive art experience. It's family..

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Hotel Futaba

Hotel Futaba

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Hotel Futaba is located a short distance from Echigo Yuzawa station and combines comfortable accommodation with onsen facilities..

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Shiroyama Honten

Shiroyama Honten

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If you like your meal served with a view, Niigata's Shiroyama Honten is the place to go. The restaurant faces out to the beautiful..

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About Niigata

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Niigata
Population 2,374,450
Area 12,584.10 sq. km

What’s the most important food in the everyday diets of Japanese people? The answer is rice, and no prefecture does it better than Niigata Prefecture (新潟県, Niigata-ken) and their Koshi Hikari brand when it comes to rice. And that also means you can find some of Japan’s top sake there too.

Niigata is also one of the top hot springs and winter sports destinations as well; the popular Naeba Ski Resort doubles as the host of the Fuji Rock Festival (Japan’s largest outdoor music event) in late July. The Nagaoka Festival almost immediately after it is one of the three biggest fireworks displays in Japan.

Niigata’s beaches are wildly underrated, often overlooked at the expense of those on the Pacific coast. The idyllic island of Sado is famous for being the breeding spot of the rare Japanese crested ibis and for its gold mine.

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