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Active Adventure in Toyama-1

Active Adventure in Toyama

Toyama’s natural environment, encompassing mountain ranges, rugged gorges, an expansive ocean, and tranquil lakes, makes the prefecture suitable for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. In addition to popular activities such as diving, hiking, and

Kurobe Gorge: Secluded Hot Springs, Scenic Walks, and Spectacular Scenery-1

Kurobe Gorge: Secluded Hot Springs, Scenic Walks, and Spectacular Scenery

A breezy open-air train hugs the mountainside, carrying visitors through the rugged Kurobe Gorge to secluded hot-spring resorts and scenic hiking trails. This beautiful gorge gives the impression of having ventured into remote, unspoiled countryside,...

Experience the Craft of Takaoka Tin-1

Experience the Craft of Takaoka Tin

Toyama Prefecture is renowned for its craftsmanship. In Takaoka City, a shop called Otera Kohachiro Shoten continues a tradition that dates back 400 years to the town’s founding.

The Best Kaisendon Seafood Bowls Around Toyama Bay-1

The Best Kaisendon Seafood Bowls Around Toyama Bay

Toyama has some of the richest fishing grounds in Japan and is famed for its seafood. Around 800 species of fish and shellfish are identified as inhabiting the Sea of Japan, and roughly 500 of these can be caught in Toyama Bay.

Toyama Black Ramen and Where to Eat It-1

Toyama Black Ramen and Where to Eat It

Toyama black ramen is one of Toyama’s regional specialties. Many restaurants in the prefecture serve black ramen, though of course, the taste varies from place to place.

Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Toyama-1

Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Toyama

Discover the best places to capture beautiful spring blossoms in Toyama, along with tips on how to take unforgettable shots.

Toyama Gift Guide: Snacks and Souvenirs at Toyama Train Station-1

Toyama Gift Guide: Snacks and Souvenirs at Toyama Train Station

One of the pleasures of travel is taking the time to shop and find the right gifts for the people in your life. In fact, you can find a ton of authentic local products highly recommended by residents right within Toyama Station.

Himi Seaside Botanical Garden—A Family-Friendly Playground-1

Himi Seaside Botanical Garden—A Family-Friendly Playground

With indoor and outdoor play areas and a spectacular view of the Sea of Japan from the nearby beach, Himi Seaside Botanical Garden offers many more attractions than just plants. Here are some highlights for those who may be traveling with kids.

Perfect Places for Panoramas of the Tateyama Mountains-1

Perfect Places for Panoramas of the Tateyama Mountains

The Tateyama mountains are beautiful year-round, but especially when capped with fresh snow in winter. Read on to learn about the best spots in Toyama to view the snow-capped peaks.

Day-Trip Hot Springs and Tasty Treats at Unazuki Onsen-1

Day-Trip Hot Springs and Tasty Treats at Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen is known as one of the best hot-spring spots in Toyama Prefecture. You can stay overnight at a traditional Japanese inn and soak as many times as you want in the hot springs, or also visit on a day trip to enjoy the thermal waters.

Enjoy the Beauty of Toyama’s Four Seasons-1

Enjoy the Beauty of Toyama’s Four Seasons

Toyama offers spectacular scenery in every season. Read on for inspiration and information on what to see and where to go in each season to enjoy the beauty of Toyama, with a focus on photography.

11 Must-Try Local Delicacies of Toyama-1

11 Must-Try Local Delicacies of Toyama

Toyama is a land of abundance with many gourmet dishes derived from its land, mountains, rivers, and oceans. Here are some must-try local specialties that will allow you to enjoy your visit to the fullest.

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