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Kurobe Gorge is an Unexplored Region That Can Only be Reached by Trolley Train!-1

Kurobe Gorge is an Unexplored Region That Can Only be Reached by Trolley Train!

The Finest of Toyama’s Uniquely Fresh Sushi-1

The Finest of Toyama’s Uniquely Fresh Sushi

When visiting Toyama, the land famous for its seafood and rice production, “Toyama Bay Sushi” is a must. “Toyama Bay Sushi” is an example of sushi that conveys the richness of the seafood and the pride of the area.

Walk Along the Historic Zuisenji Temple and Yokamachi Dori (Inami, Nanto City)-1

Walk Along the Historic Zuisenji Temple and Yokamachi Dori (Inami, Nanto City)

Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Go On a Trip to Eat All Kinds of Exquisite Crabs!-1

Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Go On a Trip to Eat All Kinds of Exquisite Crabs!

In Search of Toyama's Best, Most Delicious Seafood? Head to the Fishing Port!-1

In Search of Toyama's Best, Most Delicious Seafood? Head to the Fishing Port!

Rent a Bicycle and Go Cycling Along the Scenic Coastline of Toyama Bay (Himi City to Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture)-1

Rent a Bicycle and Go Cycling Along the Scenic Coastline of Toyama Bay (Himi City to Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture)

Visit the National Treasures, Zuiryuji Temple and Shokoji Temple-1

Visit the National Treasures, Zuiryuji Temple and Shokoji Temple

ACanal Cruise from Fugan Canal Kansui Park to the Port Town of Iwase, which Prospered through the Kitamaebune Trade (Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture)-1

ACanal Cruise from Fugan Canal Kansui Park to the Port Town of Iwase, which Prospered through the Kitamaebune Trade (Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture)

A Colorful Hikiyama Festival Held Once a Year in Toyama Resonates Around the World-1

A Colorful Hikiyama Festival Held Once a Year in Toyama Resonates Around the World

Four Roadside Stations That Will Make Your Road Trip More Enjoyable-1

Four Roadside Stations That Will Make Your Road Trip More Enjoyable

“Tulips," the Main Feature of Spring in Toyama, Where Beautiful Flowers Bloom-1

“Tulips," the Main Feature of Spring in Toyama, Where Beautiful Flowers Bloom

Tour of Toyama's Representative Temples-1

Tour of Toyama's Representative Temples

Enjoy A Sake Tour in Iwase, Which Flourished as a Port of Call for Kitamaebune Trade Ships. ~A Toyama Tour with Delicious Seasonal Food <Iwase Area Edition>~-1

Enjoy A Sake Tour in Iwase, Which Flourished as a Port of Call for Kitamaebune Trade Ships. ~A Toyama Tour with Delicious Seasonal Food <Iwase Area Edition>~

Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery of Toyama at a Gallery That Runs Along the Coast ~Tour Toyama on Different Modes of Transportation -Belle Montagnes et Mer Edition-~-1

Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery of Toyama at a Gallery That Runs Along the Coast ~Tour Toyama on Different Modes of Transportation -Belle Montagnes et Mer Edition-~

Enjoy Himi Fish at an Inn Where You Can Enjoy the Day-to-Day Life of the Port Town at Your Table. ~A Toyama Trip with Delicious Seasonal Food <Himi Fishing Port Area Edition>~-1

Enjoy Himi Fish at an Inn Where You Can Enjoy the Day-to-Day Life of the Port Town at Your Table. ~A Toyama Trip with Delicious Seasonal Food <Himi Fishing Port Area Edition>~

Sustainable Tourism Initiatives in Toyama Prefecture-1

Sustainable Tourism Initiatives in Toyama Prefecture

Toyama City’s Iwase Area, Where You Can Take Beautiful Pictures-1

Toyama City’s Iwase Area, Where You Can Take Beautiful Pictures

Let's go on a journey full of charm! Trip in Kurobe city of Toyama Prefecture-1

Let's go on a journey full of charm! Trip in Kurobe city of Toyama Prefecture

Tateyama Faith, a Religion Rooted in Toyama-1

Tateyama Faith, a Religion Rooted in Toyama

Relax as the Waves Soothe Your Soul-1

Relax as the Waves Soothe Your Soul

Immerse Yourself in the Peaceful Time Flowing Through the Harbor, Where Fishing Boats Are Parked on the Riverbank. ~A Trip to Toyama’s Shinminato Uchikawa Area to Enjoy Delicious Seasonal Food~-1

Immerse Yourself in the Peaceful Time Flowing Through the Harbor, Where Fishing Boats Are Parked on the Riverbank. ~A Trip to Toyama’s Shinminato Uchikawa Area to Enjoy Delicious Seasonal Food~

There’s Plenty to See in Toyama During Summer! Spectacular Summer Scenery in Toyama-1

There’s Plenty to See in Toyama During Summer! Spectacular Summer Scenery in Toyama

Must-visit: Toyama's Best Autumn Foliage Spots!-1

Must-visit: Toyama's Best Autumn Foliage Spots!

More than Seafood: Toyama’s Delectable Menus-1

More than Seafood: Toyama’s Delectable Menus

Although Toyama may be known for its seafood, there is so much more to discover throughout the prefecture! We’d like to take you on a journey through some of Toyama’s cool and refreshing treats that you can enjoy in summer.

Try Out Waterfall Meditation at Oiwasan Nisseki-ji Temple and Taste Kamiichi Town’s Famous Somen Noodles and Wild Vegetable Dishes-1

Try Out Waterfall Meditation at Oiwasan Nisseki-ji Temple and Taste Kamiichi Town’s Famous Somen Noodles and Wild Vegetable Dishes

Try Out Waterfall Meditation at Oiwasan Nisseki-ji Temple and Taste Kamiichi Town’s Famous Somen Noodles and Wild Vegetable Dishes

soft-serve found in various parts of Toyama Prefecture-1

soft-serve found in various parts of Toyama Prefecture

A Selection of Recommended Souvenirs from Toyama-1

A Selection of Recommended Souvenirs from Toyama

Rent a Bicycle, and Let's Ride Along the Toyama Bay Cycling Course!-1

Rent a Bicycle, and Let's Ride Along the Toyama Bay Cycling Course!

Toyama, where Toyama Bay is located, has a well-developed cycling route. let's ride together along part of the Toyama Bay Cycling Route (through Uozu City and Toyama City), also designated as a national cycling route!

Stroll Around the Uchikawa Area in Kimono and Ride a Cruise Towards Toyama Bay (the Uchikawa Area, Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture)-1

Stroll Around the Uchikawa Area in Kimono and Ride a Cruise Towards Toyama Bay (the Uchikawa Area, Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture)

Open for 100 years! Get Close to the Charms of Unazuki Onsen-1

Open for 100 years! Get Close to the Charms of Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen, in the mountainous region of Kurobe City, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023. Unazuki Onsen is a gateway to Kurobe Gorge and has opened its door to many visitors.

Here are some of the top spots in Toyama with spectacular views of summer.-1

Here are some of the top spots in Toyama with spectacular views of summer.

Enjoy Spring in Toyama! Events and Festivals Edition-1

Enjoy Spring in Toyama! Events and Festivals Edition

In this article we will introduce events and festivals in Toyama Prefecture that take place in spring (April-May). We hope you will enjoy the spectacular scenery and festivals that can only be seen during this season in Toyama.

At Toyama’s Hot Springs, Let Famous Hot Springs and Spectacular Views Soothe You, and Bounties from the Mountains and the Sea Satiate You-1

At Toyama’s Hot Springs, Let Famous Hot Springs and Spectacular Views Soothe You, and Bounties from the Mountains and the Sea Satiate You

Why not visit a hot spring in Toyama to relieve your body and mind? Toyama's hot spring towns, each one boasting different effects and benefits, enchants with their scenery and delicacies. Enjoy the sublime experiences each hot spring resort offers.

Art, Craft, and Design in Toyama-1

Art, Craft, and Design in Toyama

In Toyama Prefecture, creativity rooted in tradition continues to evolve in the present day. A tradition of innovative metalworking, with Takaoka City as its hub, stretches back some four centuries and ranges from Buddhist ritual objects to...

Uncovering Toyama’s Cultural Heritage-1

Uncovering Toyama’s Cultural Heritage

The villages, towns, and cities of Toyama Prefecture have been shaped by the arts, crafts, and businesses that the region’s people have pursued over the past several centuries, as well as their spiritual beliefs.

Discover Toyama-1

Discover Toyama

Toyama Prefecture is located in the Hokuriku region of north-central Japan, bordered to the north by the Sea of Japan and nestled between Ishikawa, Nagano, and Gifu prefectures.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route: A Spectacle-Studded Journey Across the North Japan Alps-1

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route: A Spectacle-Studded Journey Across the North Japan Alps

This alpine sightseeing route runs for roughly 90 kilometers eastward through the North Japan Alps, a mountain range of such heights that it is dubbed the “Roof of Japan.”

Sake Tasting in Toyama-1

Sake Tasting in Toyama

The Hokuriku region is renowned for producing some of Japan’s finest sake, and Toyama is very much involved in its production. As the popularity of sake (also known as “nihonshu”) has grown worldwide, Toyama Prefecture has become associated far and...

Experience Toyama Sustainably-1

Experience Toyama Sustainably

Toyama Prefecture is rich in unspoiled natural beauty, across both land and sea. Sights such as Kurobe Gorge and the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route convey nature’s splendor on a grand scale. In Toyama’s mountains and in its woodlands, animal and bird...

Stylish Stays in Toyama-1

Stylish Stays in Toyama

Accommodation in Toyama Prefecture ranges from traditional to highly contemporary. While taking advantage of Toyama City or Takaoka City as a convenient base from which to explore the prefecture and the wider Hokuriku region, you might choose to stay in..

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