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Travel Guide of Niigata in Japan by Influencers and Travelers

Niigata is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture located in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is the largest city on the west coast of Honshu, and the second largest city in Chūbu region after Nagoya.

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Located in Niigata Prefecture on the island of Honshu and stretching along the Sea of Japan, Niigata is the prefectural capital. It is the main agricultural city of Japan and is also known for its port. Niigata: city of agriculture Around the city, rice fields stretch as far as the eye can see. Proud of its rich and diversified gastronomy, Niigata is particularly known for its rice and fish dishes. After the meal, it is possible to drink unlimited high quality sake which is famous all over the world at the sake fair or during the Niigata fair held in March. Niigata through the seasons The most popular time to visit Niigata is in winter as Niigata is famous for its poetic snowy landscapes. To fight against the cold, the city is located near hot springs spas such as Sakihana Onsen, Tsukioka, Shirone, etc...But spring can also be a great time to admire the sakura (cherry) blossoms in Hakusan Park and its very popular shrine In this prefecture, summer rhymes with festivity. Niigata: a city of art and history The territory of Niigata has been inhabited since the Jomon period but only developed from the 16th century when a port was built. More than 70 years ago, the city was known for its canals, which earned it the name of "Water City" or "Little Venice". Today, the city has nine art museums, twenty-four museums, the Museum of Northern Cultures and the best known Minatopia. The latter is located in the old customs buildings of the city, and the Museum of Northern Cultures immerses its visitors in an authentic Japanese atmosphere. Niigata: a festive city The city celebrates every year a festival called "Sô-odori matsuri" at the beginning of August and September. The city and the streets come alive with all kinds of dances. Around Niigata, several festivities are celebrated: a giant kite festival in Shirone in June and a lantern festival in Yahiko in July.

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