Niigata Prefecture is on the Japan Sea coast of the central region of . Niigata was formerly divided into the provinces of Echigo, on the mainland, and Sado, a large island off the coast.

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is the capital of , and the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast.

is an island off the coast of Niigata in the region of .

is a city in Niigata. is accessible by train, bus, and car.

is a city in Niigata prefecture. The nearest airport is at Niigata, which is a little over an hour away by car.


is a city in Niigata prefecture. is located on the northern Echigo Plain, near .

is a city in Niigata. Naked Man Festival: In the beginning of March of every year there is a Naked Man Festival held at Bukoji Temple in Urasa town (浦佐) near the Shinkansen station.

is in and the most convenient ski resort town in Japan.

Myōkō is a city in , in the central region of the main island .

is a city in northern Niigata is easily accessed by train via the JR Uetsu Line through City.

is a city at the far southwestern corner of Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

Jōetsu is a city in Niigata, . The city is best known for its port, Naoetsu, which has given its name to the main train station as well.

is a city located in the center of Niigata prefecture.

is a town in Niigata prefecture. Izumosaki is a small town located on the Japan Sea coast.

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Achinese: Prefektur Niigata, Arabic: نييغاتا, Belarusian: Прэфектура Ніігата, Bulgarian: Ниигата, Catalan: Prefectura de Niigata, Central Kurdish: نیگاتا, Chinese: 新潟县, Czech: Prefektura Niigata, Danish: Niigata-præfekturet, English: Niigata Prefecture, Esperanto: Gubernio Niigata, Estonian: Niigata prefektuur, Finnish: Niigatan prefektuuri, French: Niigata, French: Préfecture de Niigata, Galician: Prefectura de Niigata, German: Niigata, German: Präfektur Niigata, Hungarian: Niigata prefektúra, Iloko: Prepektura ti Niigata, Indonesian: Prefektur Niigata, Italian: Prefettura di Niigata, Japanese: にいがたけん, Japanese: 新潟県, Javanese: Préfèktur Niigata, Korean: 니가타 현, Latin: Nigata
Latvian: Ņiigatas prefektūra, Lithuanian: Nijigatos prefektūra, Macedonian: Ниигата, Malay (macrolanguage): Wilayah Niigata, Marathi: निगाता, Min Nan Chinese: Niigata-koān, Novial: Niigata Prefekture, Persian: استان نیگاتا, Polish: Prefektura Niigata, Portuguese: Niigata, Romanian: Prefectura Niigata, Russian: Ниигата, Scots: Niigata Prefectur, Serbian: Префектура Нигата, Serbo-Croatian: Prefektura Niigata, Spanish: Prefectura de Niigata, Sundanese: Niigata Prefecture, Swahili (macrolanguage): Mkoa wa Niigata, Swedish: Niigata prefektur, Tagalog: Prepektura ng Niigata, Tajik: Префектураи Ниигата, Thai: จังหวัดนีงะตะ, Ukrainian: Префектура Ніїґата, Western Panjabi: ضلع نیایگاٹا, Yue Chinese: 新潟縣, Niigata Ken
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