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Niigata Port(area:HOKURIKU/NIIGATA)

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The Niigata Port, with a history dating back to 1869, represents the first harbor on the Sea of Japan to open to international trade. It is divided into the West Port District adjacent to the city center and the East Port District serving as a distribution hub. The West Port District, which serves ferries run by operators including Sado Steam Ship, is about 15 minutes by car to Niigata Airport and to Niigata Station, and a convenient around two hours to Tokyo on the Shinkansen bullet train.
Some 20 kilometers away, the East Port District is equipped with container terminals and can accommodate 140,000-ton-class ships.
The city of Niigata offers dining, history and culture, and shopping, and its suburbs have scenery of rice fields central to Japan's food culture, onsen , and vast expanses of nature. The quality of sake produced with rice cultivated in Niigata is considered the best in Japan.

Port Area Tourist Information

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Port Information

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Location (Niigata West Port)
1-6-3 Ryugashima,Chuo-ku,Niigata-shi,Niigata,950-0072
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(Niigata East Port)
4-1214 Higashiko,Seirou-machi,Kitakanbara-gun,Niigata,957-0101
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Nearest major airport Niigata Airport(Car  15 minute ) map
Nearest major train station JR Niigata Station(Car  15 minute ) map
Berth West Port/Central Wharf North Dock map
West Port/Central Wharf Front Dock map
West Port/Yamanoshita Wharf North Dock map
East Port/South Wharf Lumber Docks 1~2 map
Service Passenger terminal map
Shuttle bus  
Port management Port Promotion Divison,Bureau of Transportation Policy,Niigata Prefectural Government  
TEL 025-280-5455  
E-MAIL ngt170010@pref.niigata.lg.jp  
Related links Niigata Prefectural Government web (Link to an external website)  

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