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Toyama

Mountainous scenery and a spectacular snow corridor

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Takaoka

Takaoka

Takaoka is a popular stop in Toyama Prefecture due to its proximity to the Gokayama historic villages. The city has a rich history in the metal industry and is also home to one of Japan's three Great Buddha statues. The Takaoka Great Buddha was completed in 1933 and cast in bronze. Rivalling Nar..

Toyama City

Toyama City

Toyama is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, and is perfect for people who are interested in history, art, and medicine. The Toyama Glass Art Museum houses a great variety of glass art from all over the world. Its stylish building was designed by famous architect Kuma Kengo and is definitely a p..

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Raichozawa Campsite

Raichozawa Campsite

Mount Tateyama in Toyama Prefecture is probably the easiest mountain to reach in the Japanese Northern Alps. It can be easily accessed with the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route that connects east and west bases of the mountain (in Nagano Prefecture and T..

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Takaoka Nabe Festival 2016

Takaoka Nabe Festival 2016

The biting cold in Takaoka City didn’t stop scores of people from turning out to the Takaoka Nabe Festival. The two day festival is usually held in January and features a number of booths which sell delicious nabe cooked in aluminum and br..

Mount Tateyama

Mount Tateyama

Majestic, that's the only word I can use to describe what I saw at Mt. Tateyama. The journey to this breathtaking place began at the Tateyama Station, were I went up a steep area on a cable cart for 15mins. Then onto a one hour bus ride to Murodo..

Kansui Park

Kansui Park

Kansui Park, also know as Fugan Canal Park, is much loved by the people of Toyama City as a place to visit for a refreshing break or to enjoy a lazy afternoon. It has many wide green lawns spotted with trees where you can find the perfect place to sp..

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About toyama

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionChubu
IslandHonshu
CapitalToyama
Population1,093,247
Area4247.61 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.

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