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Takaoka Metal Casting

Takaoka is famous throughout Japan for its well-developed metal casting industry. Imono, or cast metal items, from Takaoka have been recognized by the Japanese Government as Traditional Japanese Craftwork.

Namerikawa's Firefly Squid

Hotaruika are squid with a natural fluorescence that causes them to glow in the dark. Namerikawa City runs boat tours where visitors can see the squid up-close.