Weather in Niigata. Actual conditions and forecast
Week forecast for temperature, rain and cloudiness
Map of wind conditions for Niigata area
Map of Niigata temperature forecast1. You can zoom in to Niigata using the '+' button, or check temperatures around the globe by the '-' button.
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This temperature map is centered around Niigata. The map is real-time and interactive.
Rain forecast for Niigata area1. Using the control panel above this map, you can check the rain forecast for Niigata for any period within next 10 days.
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Climate in Japan and weather forecast - best seasons for visitDue to the fact that Japan extends from north to south, the climatic conditions on the various islands differ very much from each other. Therefore, a quite harsh climate prevails in Hokkaido. In winter, the air temperature here drops to -20°C. On the other hand, the temperature reaches 30°C in summer. Honshu and Shikoku are dominated by a milder climate due to subtropical latitudes. It is quite warm here during the winter; the air temperature is about 5-7°C during the day. The humidity of the air is very high, in some cases reaching 100 in the warm season. … Open
Atmosphere of Japan: religion and languagesThe religious situation in the Land of the Rising Sun is fairly homogeneous. Most believers consider themselves to be either Buddhists or Shintoists. At the same time, a sufficiently large percentage of Japanese believers can simultaneously classify themselves as belonging to these two religious denominations. According to last year’s census, about 92% of the total population consider themselves to be Buddhists or Shinto. The national religion in Japan has been formed for quite a long period. The ancient Japanese firmly believed in the existence of spirits, in magic, and in the magical properties of totems. Up till now, these mythological things are significant for many. In addition, the Japanese have a rather mystical idea of the world of the ancients. They therefore strive to spiritualize any nonliving force. Only according to the basic principles of Shintoism, does each object have its own soul, including stones and objects. The main spiritual principle for every believer should be the desire for unity with nature. The peculiarity of this religious trend is the absence of any specific distinction between good and evil in their scriptures. … Open
Sights of Niigata - photogallery
Niigata guide chapters
Niigata is one of the largest prefectures of the country and the leading manufacturer of rice. That is why the prefecture is sometimes called "rice basket". As the forest industry is also well-developed here, numerous furniture factories and industrial wood processing plants have recently appeared in this city. Niigata is also known as an important center of land and sea transport, and the local port accepts merchant … Open
Cultural excursion through Niigata - things to see
Niigata has a lot of amazing attractions, acquaintance with which will make any vacation exciting and informative. The city's most famous historical symbol is Aizuwakamatsu Castle dating back to the 14th century. Even though it was rebuilt several repeatedly, the castle is still of great value from an architectural point of view. The last major reconstruction of the building was carried out in the middle of the 20th … Open
Attractions and active leisure
In Niigata, fans of unusual entertainment will have the opportunity to visit Marinepia Nihonkai Aquarium, which is considered one of the largest and most interesting in the country. It is home to more than 20,000 representatives of marine fauna, among which there are rare species of fish and marine predators. The main feature of the aquarium is a transparent tunnel, and everyone can feel like another inhabitant of … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
The main component of Niigata's traditional cuisine is seafood. Local restaurants serve wonderful shrimp and shellfish dishes, as well as rare varieties of white meat fish. The most exotic specialty for foreign tourists is raw seafood, which, however, has long been an everyday food for locals. The most common garnish to fish and vegetables is rice. Usually, it is served boiled without any spices and seasonings. … Open
Traditions and mentality of Niigata
Another important gastronomic symbol for the region is sake. In Niigata, there are several large factories for the production of the so-called Japanese rice wine. They've long become popular tourist attractions offering guided tours and tastings. Speaking of traditional local crafts, it is worth noting the production of premium knives and kitchen utensils made of steel. They began to be produced here several … Open
Travel guide to Niigata
Fans of unusual excursions will have the opportunity to visit the island of Sado, which is 35 km from Niigata's coast. This island is an important historical site, hundreds of years ago it served as a place of banishment for "enemies of the state". A lot of high-ranking officials were exiled to this island. The exiles worked on gold deposits previously discovered here by the local researchers. The Japanese island's … Open