Niigata is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Honshu main island of Japan. It lies on the northwest coast of the Chūbu region and faces the Japanese Sea and Sado Island.
Has been used to be a port town for a long history, Niigata became a free port following the Meiji Restoration (since 1866). The city has become the first government-designated city on the Japan Sea coast of Honshu in 2007. Visiting NIigata, tourists cannot skip the skiing area Yuzawa or the peaceful Sado Island, etc. Today, Planetyze will list you the best 17 places to go in Niigata.