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Niigata City

City of food, flowers, water and willows

About Niigata City
Photo: Niigata City and Shinano River – Niigata City / CC BY 2.1 JP

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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 sty...

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Pizzeria Vento E Mare Niigata

Pizzeria Vento E Mare Niigata

Kim

Pizzeria Vento e Mare is on a Niigata backstreet and offers delicious woodfire oven pizza as their menu staple. They also hav...

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Minatoya

Minatoya

Bryan Baier

A tasty, upscale feeling Japanese restaurant without the upscale price

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Niigata Station

Niigata Station

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Niigata Station is located in Niigata City, and has both local and shinkansen lines which operate through it. The station is ...

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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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