Northern Niigata Area

Niigata, Chubu

The northern area of Niigata Prefecture is a grain-producing region centered around the former castle town of Murakami, facing the Sea of Japan. Famous things include the Murakami Taisai festival of Senamihaguro Shrine, the Senami hot springs, and traditional folk crafts such as Murakami Kibori-Tsuishu lacquerware.

Around the Northern Niigata Area