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Niigata Prefecture

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Terranced rice fields in the Echigo-Tsumari region

Niigata Prefecture is located along the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Chubu Region. It is famous for its high quality rice, beautiful coastal and mountainous sceneries, spectacular firework displays in summer, skiing in winter and hot spring bathing around the year. The prefectural capital is Niigata City.

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Attractions
 1  Sado Island
Large island off the coast of Niigata.
User rating: 86/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 170 users
 2  Yuzawa
One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.
User rating: 78/100 (83 votes)
Visited by: 254 users
 3  Echigo Tsumari
Idyllic countryside staging modern art.
User rating: 76/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 56 users

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Niigata Prefecture
Official website of the prefectural government.
Enjoy Niigata
Tourist guide by the prefectural government.

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