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Toyama

Mountainous scenery and a spectacular snow corridor

About Toyama
Photo: 黒部峡谷鉄道 – tomo tang / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Tateyama's Snow Wall Walk

Tateyama's Snow Wall Walk

Mid Apr - Late Nov

Toyama’s Yuki-no-Otani is open from around mid-April until early June. The walkway closed June 10th for 2012, but you can stil..

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Shinkiro Road

Shinkiro Road

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Also known as Shinkiro road, the Uozu Coastline Cycling Route runs from Kyoden to Mirageland along the city’s coastline.

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Toyama Airport

Toyama Airport

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Toyama Airport provides access to the historic Hokuriku region, with both domestic and international routes available.

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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
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Toyama
Population 1,093,247
Area 4247.61 km²

The characters for Toyama Prefecture (富山県, Toyama-ken) 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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