Let's Get a Jump on Spring! Four Famous Plum Blossom Spots in Toyama Prefecture-1

Let's Get a Jump on Spring! Four Famous Plum Blossom Spots in Toyama Prefecture

The cold is still hanging around, but it's already spring according to the calendar. So, we’d like to introduce "famous plum blossom spots" in Toyama to herald the early arrival of spring. The plum blossoms in spring are delightful with their bright pinks and beautiful white plums, and they entertain us with the various scenery they create.

Uchiyama Residence (Toyama City)

[Peak Viewing Period] February to March

Sixty red and white plum trees have been planted in the plum garden that spreads out on the east side of the mansion. With the still snow-covered Tateyama Mountains in the background, the plum blossoms in early spring create an indescribably elegant and graceful landscape.

Please check the official page for the latest information.


Botanic Gardens of Toyama (Toyama City)

[Peak Viewing Period] January to April
In the sakura and plum garden in the park, 125 plum trees and seventy varieties of plum trees are planted. Between January and April, you can enjoy watching various varieties bloom are different times.

Takaoka Kojo Park (Takaoka Castle Ruins) (Takaoka City)

[Peak Viewing Period] Late February to early March

There is a plum grove with about fifty plum trees of twelve different varieties stretching from Kotakeyabu Square to Sannomaru, and the flowers that bloom here range from the “toujibai” and “koutouji” variations from January, and then a month later, the red, white, and pink flowers of the "kagoshimabeni'' and "shirakaga'' bloom profusely in late February.

Imizu Shrine (insideTakaoka Old Castle Park)

[Peak Viewing Period] Early March

Imizu Shrine is regarded as a “head shrine” representing the former Etchu Province, and Lord Otomo no Yakamochi, the governor of the Etchu Province at the time, mentioned it in the "Man-yoshu" and "Engishiki," which were written in the Heian period. The divine power there is described as a special deity, “Meishin Taisha.” To commemorate the relocation of the shrine in 1875, a 400-year-old sacred tree "double flowering plum tree” was dedicated by the local people. The heart-shaped trunk is known as a symbol of the shrine’s dedication to the bonds of marriage.

The "Plum Scented Mamori,'' an adorable amulet sewn with plum blossom-shaped silk crepe, each with a different pattern and color tone, is also popular.


Introducing Spots Around Takaoka Kojo Park (Takaoka Castle Ruins)

  • Takaoka Kojo Zoo

    This is a free zoo located within Takaoka Kojo Park. At the zoo, there are 170 animals of about fifty species, consisting mainly of small animals such as Japanese macaques, horses, flamingos, and penguins. Why not take a walk through Takaoka Kojo Park and see the animals?

  • Takaoka Municipal Museum

    This museum, located within the nationally designated historical site "Takaoka Castle Ruins" (Takaoka Kojo Park), opened in June of 1970. They collect and store materials related to local history, folklore, and traditional industries, and also hold lectures and other events based on research and exhibitions.

  • 整然とした伽藍配置で有名な国宝瑞龍寺

    Zuiryuji Temple, a National Treasure

    Zuiryuji Temple, a national treasure, with its magnificent, beautiful, and dignified appearance, is very moving. When you pass through the splendid main and temple gates, a beautiful and solemn space spreads out before you. Please take some time to visit.

  • 日本三大仏に数えられる高岡大仏

    Takaoka Great Buddha

    As you walk down the straight approach to the shrine from the entrance to the temple grounds to the pedestal while worshiping the face of the Great Buddha, you can see its eyes gradually opening. The Takaoka Great Buddha is even called “Japan’s most beautiful man” because of the great workmanship!

  • ⓒFujiko-Pro

    Takaoka Station on Manyo Line/The Doraemon Tram

    The Doraemon Tram began operating in September 2012 to commemorate 100 years before Doraemon's birth. This is a very popular tram with Doraemon character designs inside and outside the tram.


  • とやまビューポイント「金屋町 の 町並み」

    A “Thousand Lattice Houses” in Kanayamachi (Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings)

    We also recommend strolling through the town, where you can find heart and star-shaped copper pieces scattered here and there on the cobblestone streets.



After the plums are Sakura! "70 famous Sakura spots in Toyama"-1

After the plums are Sakura! "70 famous Sakura spots in Toyama"

We can't wait! We are constantly updating information on sakura spots in the prefecture during spring.

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