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Niigata Prefecture is famous for Uonuma Koshihikari rice, Echigo Yuzawa hot springs, the location for Yasunari Kawabata's novel "Snow Country," and Sado City, the habitat of the Japanese crested ibis, an endangered species. The capital city, Niigata, is home to Niigata Airport and Niigata Port and has a highly developed highway network for express buses. Historical buildings such as the Former Niigata Customs House and the Bandai Bridge blend beautifully with the waterfront Toki Messe.