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Niigata

Niigata City

City of food, flowers, water and willows

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Niigata Festival

Niigata Festival

Bonson Lam

As with many summer festivals, the highlight of the Niigata Festival is the fireworks in the evening over the river. On Friday..

Niigata, Shinano River Aug 10th - Aug 12th Free

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Where to eat in Niigata City

Arco Iris

Arco Iris

Bryan Baier

Arco Iris is the latest modern Mexican cuisine addition to Niigata and is the only place this author knows of to get an authentic..

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Places to stay in Niigata City

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Niigata Airport

Rufus Starbuck

Niigata Airport is a small regional airport on the Sea of Japan and home to the regional Immigration Bureau.

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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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