About Toyama
Region:Chubu
Island:Honshu
Capital:Toyama
Population:1,093,247
Area:4247.61 sq. km

The characters for Toyama mean “abundant in mountains,” and just as its name suggests, its many 3,000-meter mountains offer challenging hikes for outdoor enthusiasts.

Though lesser known than the nearby Shirakawa-go, the Gokayama district is famous for its similar gassho-zukuri style houses and is a World Heritage Site as well. The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a scenic drive in the warmer seasons but is surrounded by walls of snow (often higher than 10 meters tall) in the winter.

The powerful Kurobe Dam in Kurobe Gorge is the largest dam in Japan, while Zuiryu-ji is the prefecture’s only national treasure. Dishes of buri, or yellowtail, is the prefecture’s speciality cuisine.

Latest travel features

Toyama Bay Cycling Courses

Exploring the courses through mountains and by sea

Japan Alpine Tour

Beat the heat and enjoy beautiful scenery

The Wonders of Toyama

Many great attractions without the crowds

Kansui Park

Relax in the wide open spaces of this waterfront park

Community discussion

Toyama Bay Cycling Courses

Exploring the courses through mountains and by sea

Awesome info! Definitely want to try this.

Yakou Matsuri

Massive floats slamming into each other!

Great photos, Jonathan! But, from your story I feel like watching photos is safer! ; ) : )

Kojo Park

The magical colors of Autumn

Awesome photos.

The Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri

Toyama's Fighting Lanterns

Looks spectacular! Thank you!