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Niigata City

City of food, flowers, water and willows

About Niigata City

Things to do in Niigata City

Upcoming Niigata City Events

Niigata Sakenojin

Niigata Sakenojin

Mar 14 - Mar 15th

The Niigata Sakenojin has been held annually since 2004, and allows visitors to enjoy various different sake brews. The event also..

Niigata, Toki Messe Convention.. 6 Free

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Where to eat in Niigata City

Ikinari-ya, Niigata

Ikinari-ya, Niigata

Tomoko Kamishima

Ikinari-ya is a 300 year old Japanese high-class, traditional restaurant. The restaurant opened in the mid-Edo era, when stylish..

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Places to stay in Niigata City

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About Niigata City

Niigata City has a long history as a port city, it is the most populated city in the prefecture, and is the largest coastal city along the Sea of Japan within the island of Honshu. The Shinano River, Japan’s longest river, also runs through the city, giving it the nickname ‘the city of water’.

The fertile land makes Niigata famous for its agriculture and it is known particularly for having some of the best rice and sake in Japan. Niigata City is located only two hours away from Tokyo by bullet train (Joetsu Shinkansen), which makes it very accessible to explore the city’s unique culture, cuisine, and nature.

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