Niigata prefecture faces the Sea of Japan. In the winter, wet clouds come from the Sea of Japan side, hit the mountains and let the snow fall. So the mountain side of Niigata prefecture is known as a heavy snowfall area. On the mountain side of Niigata prefecture there are huge ski resorts such as Naeba, Jyoetsu Kokusai and so on. You can easily go there from the Tokyo station by Joetsu Shinkansen. The snow quality is slightly damper than Hakuba and Niseko.
Outline of Nigata
Photos: Tokamachi in Nigata Prefecture
If you want to see the beautiful Japanese countryside, you should go to Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture, about two hours north of Tokyo by Shinkansen. Tokamachi is home to beautiful terraced rice fields, forests and ravines. In the canyons, you can enjoy the amazing scene from inside the tunnel, as shown ...
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Bon KUROSAWA I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.