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Top Attractions in Toyama
Asahi Funagawa 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 1200 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.
Firefly Squid Sea Tourism: Come experience the firefly squids' magical light
A fantasy of light you can only see in Toyama Bay
This sea tourism attraction lets you see the firefly squid fishing activities unfolding at sea before dawn. The fishing season for firefly squid only lasts for a few months during the year. The only time you can see the firefly squid spawning at sea in spring is between April and May, just one short month. The firefly squid caught in the fixed nets will emit blue light, turning the still dark Sea of Japan into a magical world. Watching the spectacular light performance put on by the shimmering firefly squid is a moving experience that is only possible in Toyama Bay. The rising sun above the Tateyama Mountain range is also sure to be a memory you will not forget!
Takaoka Station (Manyo Line)/The Doraemon tram
Take an enjoyable trip on the Doraemon tram
Adorned with Doraemon artwork, The Doraemon tram is a tram on the Manyo Line that connects Takaoka with Shinminato. Doraemon is the most famous work of Fujiko F. Fujio, a manga artist from Takaoka. Doraemon’s birthday is September 3rd 2112 in the manga. The train started its service in September 2012 to mark the 100-year countdown to his birthday. It is a very popular and much loved tram that welcomed its 100,000 passenger in May 2013.
When to Go
Toyama is picture-perfect throughout the year, and each season has its own special highlights