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.
The annual Ramen Wars event in Niigata City brings some of Japan's best ramen chefs to the region. For 800 yen a serving, visitors..
After snowy winters, the signs of imminent spring are cherished in Niigata. One of the first signs that spring is on the way are..