The three candidates for the authorized training sites in Niigata prefecture are Arai City
(the furthest away from the ground), Tokamachi City and The Shibata Vicinity (nearest to
Located on the west coast of Japan, facing the Japan Sea, Niigata has beautiful sunsets.
The area is also famous for delicious rice and sake -- rice wine.
Niigata prefecture is blessed with countless
natural wonders: a long and diverse coastline, national parks with mountains and rivers,
expansive fertile plains, and an island alive with culture and history -- called Sado Island.
Among the many products of the Sea of Japan, the most popular is Namban Ebi (shrimp).
Caught all year round, you can be sure to find this on the menu.
Large graphical presentation of the major sights in Niigata -- a handy map to print out if
you've got a colour printer.
Niigata Travel Updates:
Plenty of hyperlinked travel information on Niigata, from the Japan National Tourist
Flights from Seoul take around 2hr 15mins, from Xi'an via Shanghai
(6hrs 15mins), from Harbin (1hr 55mins), from Guam (3hrs 40mins), from Honolulu (6hrs
25mins) and from Vladivostok (1hr 20 mins).
Domestic: Osaka (1hr 10mins), Nagoya (55mins), Sapporo
(1hr 10mins), Fukuoka (1hr 35mins) and Hiroshima (1hr 45mins).
The Bus Center - JR Niigata Station - Airport route takes about 25mins. and costs 350 yen.
Buses leave the Bus Center twice an hour between 6:45 and 18:20.
Buses from the airport run between 9:30 and
Taxis from JR Niigata Station take around 20
mins and cost about 3,000 yen.
The Joetsu Shinkansen super-express train from
Tokyo takes around 1hr 40mins.
Driving on the Kan-etsu Expressway from Tokyo
takes around 4 hours.