CanadianA wrote:DoubleParka wrote:I got placed in Niigata-ken Gosen-shi. I don't know anything about that prefecture and the official website isn't much help. Anyone know anything?
Hi there! I'm a current Niigata JET, so welcome! I am placed much further south in Joetsu city but I've done a fair amount of travelling around the prefecture. Unfortunately Gosen is one of the few places I haven't been!
Niigata is a gorgeous prefecture. We have the best of both worlds, from gorgeous beaches in the summer to amazing ski resorts in the winter. The snow can be a bit of an adjustment process, but it doesn't actually get all that cold comparatively. Probably the lowest temperature you'll see all winter is -5 celsius. The summers are very hot and humid (I personally prefer winter). And the scenery in our prefecture is just gorgeous! Niigata city has anything you could want in a city and is pretty easily accessible from any part of the prefecture.
Feel free to ask me any questions you might have on here, or PM. And if you're interested, here's the facebook group:
Thanks so much! The group is closed though so I can't join lol XD I'm from CT and spend a lot of my time in Mass so I'm totally used to snow and cold >< I'm excited to get there and be prepared for probably a lot of question's in your inbox haha