Today was the first day I spent daytime in Niigata this summer. Despite the forecast saying it would be rainy, we saw the blue sky above the ground. As Niigata has few tall buildings, the clouds look like floating in low altitudes, creating the overwhelming scenery throughout our views.
Definitely, you should visit Niigata in September rather than in July or August because of these rice plants. Niigata is the prefecture which produces the largest amount of rice, and exhibit rice plants as if they were the waves heaving in the ocean. They are going to be cut, processed, and delivered to the consumers as the top brand rice of Koshihikari in Niigata. Why not come and see this landscape before you eat the new rice of this year?