Map of Japanese provinces (1868
) with Echigo Province highlighted
Echigo Province (越後国 Echigo no kuni) was an old province in Japan in the area of Niigata Prefecture on the island of Honshū.
The province had borders with Uzen, Iwashiro, Kōzuke, Shinano, and Etchū Provinces.
View of Echigo Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige II, 1859
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Echigo Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Echigo faced the Sea of Japan.
Shrines and Temples
Iyahiko jinju and Koko jinja were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Echigo.
Images for kids
Hiroshige ukiyo-e " Echigo " in "The Famous Scenes of the Sixty States" (六十余州名所図会), depicting Oyashirazu cliffs