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Top Attractions in Toyama
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.
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.
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