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Niigata Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

HistoryEdit

Until after the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province and Sado Province.[3]

GeographyEdit

Niigata is next to Yamagata Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Gumma Prefecture and Fukushima prefecture.

Niigata is the fifth largest prefecture in Japan by area.[source?]

In winter, it snows a lot in Niigata, and winter sports are popular.[source?]

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 25% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4] including

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Niigata-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 711.
  2. Nussbaum, "Niigata" at p. 711.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Bandai-Asahi National Park" retrieved 2012-3-19.
  6. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Niigata prefecture at Wikimedia Commons