Nishi-ku, Niigata

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Nishi Ward
Sakata Lagoon
Sakata Lagoon
Location of Nishi-ku in Niigata City
Location of Nishi-ku in Niigata City
Nishi-ku is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°52′26.7″N 138°58′17.8″E / 37.874083°N 138.971611°E / 37.874083; 138.971611
Country Japan
Region Kōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
Prefecture Niigata
City Niigata
 • Total 94.09 km2 (36.33 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 162,664
 • Density 1,730/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 3-14-41 Terao-Higashi, Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata 950-2097
Phone number 025-268-1000
Nishi Ward Office annex

Nishi-ku (西区 Nishi-ku?) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 162,664 and a population density of 1730 persons per km². Its total area was 94.09 square kilometres (36.33 sq mi).


Nishi-ku is located in a central Niigata city, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north. The Shinano River flow through the ward.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Nishi-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The village of Kurosaki (黒埼?) was founded on November 1, 1901 by the merger of five villages, and was raised to town status on February 1, 1973. It was annexed by Niigata city on January 1, 2001. The villages of Uchino (内野?), Akatsuka (赤塚?) and Nakanokoya (中野小屋?) were also established on November 1, 1901. Uchino was raised to town status on October 1, 1928 and was annexed by Niigata city on January 11, 1960. Niigata annexed Akatsuka and Nakanokoya on June 1, 1961. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Nishi Ward consisting of the former towns of Kurosaki and Uchino, and villages of Akatsuka and Nakanokoya.


Universities and colleges[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Nishi-ku has eight public middle schools. There are three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education, one private high school and one private combined middle/high school.



Transit bus[edit]

  • Transit bus operated by Niigata Kotsu[1]
    • BRT "Bandai-bashi Line"
    • C2 / C3[2]
    • W1 / W2 / W3 / W4 / W5 / W6 / W7 / W8[3]

Water Shuttle[edit]


Points of interest[edit]




  1. ^ 運行便別時刻表 [Bus Lines and Timetables (2016.3- )] (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  2. ^ 路線図(中心部) [Bus Map for Central Niigata (2016.3- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  3. ^ 路線図(西方面) [Bus Map for West Niigata (2016.3- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nishi-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°52′26″N 138°58′18″E / 37.87389°N 138.97167°E / 37.87389; 138.97167