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Top Attractions in Toyama
Shinminato Kitokito Market
A beautiful view and local seasonal seafood!
Enjoy freshly caught seafood in the Shinminato fishing harbour. In the fish market you will see various types of delicious fresh fish, such as white prawns, red snow crab, firefly squid, yellowtail and Babylonia japonica. You can also tuck into the fresh seafood from the morning catch in the fish restaurant inside. There is also an array of local specialities available to buy inside. We have absolute confidence in the freshness and selection of the fish! Please try out our amazingly fresh fish! ***Imformation*** ★The “Toyama Buri Kani Bus” tour route. The bus brings you directly from JR Toyama Station to Shinminato. *More information can be found in the URL below. http://foreign.info-toyama.com/en/event/?event_id=57&ret_list_p=1
A view that has captivated poets since ancient times
The iconic view of Toyama Bay against the dramatic backdrop of the snowy Tateyama mountains is unforgettable. The Amaharashi Coast is said to be the best location to enjoy the view, which has been celebrated by poets and writers since the eighth century. Like a scene from a painting, Onnaiwa Rock—a charming islet topped with pine trees—emerges from the sea in the foreground, and the mountains loom 3,000 meters high in the distance. Photographers often visit the area at sunset to capture the island and mountains silhouetted against the golden light of the setting sun. The Amaharashi Coast has sandy beaches lined with pine trees, and is popular for swimming in summer, thanks to its family-friendly shallows and breathtaking views.
Asahi Funakawa Spring Quartet
A Spring Quartet of the Northern Alps, Rows of Cherry Trees, Tulips, and Nanohana Flowers
Local farmers in the Funagawashin area plant nanohana flowers and early-flowering tulips every year to go with the cherry trees along the Funakawa River in Asahi Town in Toyama Prefecture. The rows of cherry trees, the tulips, the nanohana flowers and with the snowy peaks of the northern Alps inluding Mt. Shirouma and Mt. Asahi create a beautiful Spring Quartet. The beautiful cherry blossom tunnel reflecting in the clear river is a sight to see, with over 280 trees carefully maintained by the locals lined up on both banks for 600 meters. Furthermore, fires are lit during certain days for a magical nighttime cherry blossom viewing experience. Come enjoy the cherry blossoms' different atmosphere during the day and in the evening. Cherry Blossom Illumination Times: from 18:00 to 21:00
When to Go
Toyama is picture-perfect throughout the year, and each season has its own special highlights