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Things to Do in Toyama

Toyama, 12 Dec.

Explore these great things to see and do in Toyama, from a cruise through the canals to Tateyama Mountain Ski Resort.

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Masuzushi

Masuzushi

Masuzushi is a type of pressed trout sushi that has long been a Toyama specialty, with a history dating back at least to the Edo period.

Fugan Canal Kansui Park

Fugan Canal Kansui Park

It is filled with fun things to do including a square with a spring and waterfall, a playground, cruises available and the symbolic Tenmon-kyo Bridge.

Iwase

Iwase

Once a port town of great importance to merchants and businesses, Iwase served the Kitamae cargo ships that crossed the Sea of Japan.

Kurobe Dam

Kurobe Dam

The largest dam in Japan. The Japanese take pride in this as a crowning achievement in engineering and architecture.

Mikurigaike

Mikurigaike

This volcanic lake located 2,405 m reflects the majestic Mt. Tateyama from it’s deep blue water.

Snow Wall (Yuki-no-Otani)

Snow Wall (Yuki-no-Otani)

Every year, when spring comes, a massive 500m long and 20m high wall is formed on both sides of the highway making a clearing for the Alpine Route.

Unazuki Hot Spring (Kurobe)

Unazuki Hot Spring (Kurobe)

The largest hot spring village in Toyama prefecture. This town’s hot spring water is said to be the clearest in Japan.

Etchu Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Etchu Owara Kaze-no-Bon

This festival in the southwest part of Toyama City is famous nationwide as a cultural music and dance celebration.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

One of the world’s best sightseeing routes, this trip through the mountains of Toyama includes bus trips, hiking, cable cars, ropeways, and trolley buses.

Black Ramen

Black Ramen

Toyama prefecture’s signature ramen dish.

Alps Express

Alps Express

Located along the Toyama Chihou Tetsudou line, this sightseeing train gives travelers a breathtaking ride through the Japanese countryside.

Toyama Castle Park

Toyama Castle Park

A spectacular green park near the iconic Toyama Castle once home to the Maeda Clan now is a popular relaxation spot and famous cherry blossom destination for the locals.

Gokayama

Gokayama

This nature-rich area deep in the mountains of Toyama is famous for it’s historical gassho-style farmhouses.