Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Niigata City

Head of City Government

Mr. Yaichi Nakahara, Mayor
Assumed mayoralty of Niigata City (second term) in November 2018




726.19 km2 (as of October 1st, 2023)


776,797 (as of January 31st, 2024)
Men: 369,074 Women: 397,723


Nominal: JPY 3.1422 trillion (FY 2020)

Upper tier

Niigata Prefecture

Geographical features

Capital of Niigata Prefecture. Niigata City became the first government-designated city on the Sea of Japan side of the Island of Honshu on April 1, 2007. The city is found where the Shinano River and Agano River empty into the Sea of Japan. The landscape consists of glades, coastal dunes, and numerous lagoons.

Main industries

Food processing; chemical engineering; metal product manufacturing


City tree: Weeping willow
City flower: Tulip
City bird: Swan

Number of visitors

Total: 13,581,955 (2022)

Official website

Sources:Information provided by: Niigata City (including the official website); Official website of Niigata Prefecture; Official website of the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan; “2022 Economic Conditions Survey” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry; “Niigata Prefecture’s Tourism Statistics”


(As of March, 2024)