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Fugan Canal Kansui Park
A romantic park overlooking a picturesque canal
This waterside park around a former boat mooring area on the Fugan Canal is about a 9-minute walk from Toyama Station. Wide green lawns and waterfront promenades make the park a popular place for strolling and relaxing in the city. Tenmon-kyo Bridge spans the canal and is a symbol of the park. The brick observation towers at each end of the bridge offer sweeping views of the park and the Tateyama mountains. Ainoshima is an artificial island on the canal and a sanctuary for wild birds. The Fugan Suijo Line is a canal cruise from the park to the port town of Iwase. Within the park, there are several options for refreshments and meals. A Starbucks Coffee store is designed to maximize views of the park, with large glass windows and a wooden deck for seating. Cuisine Francaise La Chance offers modern French cuisine with views of the canal. The first floor is a casual brasserie with take-out options, and the second floor is an elegant restaurant offering set course menus. In the evening, Kansui Park takes on a romantic atmosphere, and features such as Tenmon-kyo Bridge, and the fountain, at the southern end of the park, are lit up. There are also seasonal illuminations throughout the year, including during cherry blossom season and in fall.
Nousaku – A Striking Foundry
Observe the process of metalcasting in Takaoka, where it has been developed for over 400 years, while listening to commentary. Here you will find a hands-on workshop where you can experience casting tin using traditional techniques, as well as a cafe where you can eat and drink from actual Nousaku tableware. Our shop also sells limited edition items which are not sold anywhere else. ■Private tour - Feel the history of Takaoka Traditional craftsmanship *Comming soon by Toyama Tourism Organization 9:45 Dep. Shin-Takaoka Sta. (Join with Taxi driver) ↓ 10:00～10:40 KANAYA-MACHI stroll ↓ (*Professional guide explain the history of Takaoka douki - casting) ↓ 11:00～11:40 National treasure - Zuiryū-ji ↓ (*Professional guide explain the history of the temple) ↓ 12:00～12:45 Lunch at “IMONO KITCHEN” (NOUSAKU LAB) 12:45～13:15 Shopping 13:15～15:00 Workshop: Make tin item use use it ↓ *Make use of the image contents ↓ (“Receptive Manual” & Orange juice tasting) ↓ 15:20 Arr. Shin-Takaoka Sta.
Enjoy the spectacular nature from a trolley train!
This is a railway that offers a one-way nature trip for 1 hour and 20 minutes in a trolley train. Enjoy the seasonal variety of fresh greenery in spring, clear waters in summer and vivid leaves in autumn. Traverse nature through tunnels and across bridges. The journey reveals magnificent views, such as the 60m high arch bridge over the Kuronagi River, the hidden open-air bath of Kanetsuri hot spring and tinted autumnal leaves. On the way you can rest and eat at Kanetsuri Station and Keyakidaira Station, which both have restaurants and omiyage gift shops. Relax and enjoy the glorious nature of the Kurobe Gorge for a day.
When to Go
Toyama is picture-perfect throughout the year, and each season has its own special highlights