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Toyama

Mountainous scenery and a spectacular snow corridor

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Toyama City

Toyama City

Toyama is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, and is perfect for people who are interested in history, art, and medicine. ...

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Takaoka

Takaoka

Takaoka is a popular stop in Toyama Prefecture due to its proximity to the Gokayama historic villages. The city has a rich hi...

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Toide Tanabata Festival 2024

Toide Tanabata Festival 2024

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The Toide Tanabata Festival has been running for almost 60 years now, and is often referred to as the best Tanabata event on ...

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Nyuzen Flower Road 2025

Nyuzen Flower Road 2025

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The Nyuzen Flower Road event sees an incredible 2.3 million tulips covering about 70 varieties fill an area of over 5 hectare...

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Fugan Suijo Line

Fugan Suijo Line

Gaurav Raja Dahal

This leisure cruise starts from Kansui Park all the way to the port town of Iwase. If you can understand Japanese, you can al...

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Shinkiro Road

Shinkiro Road

Gaurav Raja Dahal

Also known as Shinkiro road, the Uozu Coastline Cycling Route runs from Kyoden to Mirageland along the city’s coastline.

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About Toyama

Toyama
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Toyama
Population 1,093,247
Area 4247.61 sq. km

The characters for Toyama Prefecture (富山県, Toyama-ken) mean “abundant in mountains,” and just as its name suggests, its many 3,000-meter mountains offer challenging hikes for outdoor enthusiasts.

Though lesser known than the nearby Shirakawa-go, the Gokayama district is famous for its similar gassho-zukuri style houses and is a World Heritage Site as well. The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a scenic drive in the warmer seasons but is surrounded by walls of snow (often higher than 10 meters tall) in the winter.

The powerful Kurobe Dam in Kurobe Gorge is the largest dam in Japan, while Zuiryu-ji is the prefecture’s only national treasure. Dishes of buri, or yellowtail, is the prefecture’s speciality cuisine.

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