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

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

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 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.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 2,250,000
  • Latitude of center: 37.5234° or 37° 31' 24.3" north
  • Longitude of center: 138.9175° or 138° 55' 2.9" east
  • Elevation: 21 meters (69 feet)
  • Neighbors: , , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 1855429

Other Names for Niigata

  • 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
  • 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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