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A Profile of Niigata City

The city of Niigata lies on about the same latitude as Tianjin, Lisbon and San Francisco.
Located 250 km north-northwest of Tokyo, Niigata City is two hours away from the capital
by bullet train on the Joetsu Shinkansen line. Niigata City has a population of 803,000 and
an area of 726.45 km2. It also has a rich natural environment with many bodies of water,
including the Sea of Japan, the Shinano River, the Agano River, lagoons and wetlands.
The fertile fields of the vast Echigo Plain produce a multitude of rice-based products and
agricultural produce in addition to making Niigata Japan's number one producer of tulips
and various other flowers.
Niigata City's transportation infrastructure is equipped with an international airport and harbor,
high-speed bullet train, and a network of highways. With both a sound commercial base and
the largest area of rice-fields in all of Japan, Niigata city's unique characteristics and capabilities
combine to make it a distinctly attractive city.

LOCATION

Geography of Niigata City

Area:726.45km2
Width(east-west):42.4km
Length(north-south):37.9km
Position Coordinates:
 Most eastern point:139º16'01" E
 Most western point:138º47'03" E
 Most southern point:37º40'44" E
 Most northern point:38º01'12" E

location

Access

Tokyo
JR(Shinkansen) <Joetsu Shinkansen>Tokyo~Niigata、approx. 2 hours
Osaka
Airplane Osaka(Itami)~Niigata、approx. 1hour 10 min.
JR(Shinkansen) <Tokaido Shinkansen>Shin Osaka~Tokyo
<Joetsu Shinkansen>Tokyo~Niigata、approx. 5 hours
JR(Limited Express) <Hokuriku-honsen-tokyu>Osaka~Niigata、approx. 6 hours 40 min.
Nagoya
Airplane Nagoya~Niigata、approx. 1 hour
JR(Shinkansen) <Tokaido Shinkansen>Nagoya~Tokyo
<Joetsu Shinkansen>Tokyo~Niigata、approx. 3 hours 40 min.

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