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.
Explore these great things to see and do in Toyama, from a cruise through the canals to Tateyama Mountain Ski Resort.
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.
You can enjoy a canal cruise from Kansui Park to Iwase.
Once a port town of great importance to merchants and businesses, Iwase served the Kitamae cargo ships that crossed the Sea of Japan.
The Matsukawa River Cruises provide enticing nature experiences year round.
The largest dam in Japan. The Japanese take pride in this as a crowning achievement in engineering and architecture.
This volcanic lake located 2,405 m reflects the majestic Mt. Tateyama from it’s deep blue water.
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.
The largest hot spring village in Toyama prefecture. This town’s hot spring water is said to be the clearest in Japan.
This festival in the southwest part of Toyama City is famous nationwide as a cultural music and dance celebration.
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.
Toyama prefecture’s signature ramen dish.
Located along the Toyama Chihou Tetsudou line, this sightseeing train gives travelers a breathtaking ride through the Japanese countryside.
Toyama’s other popular sightseeing train after the Alps Express.
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.
This festival in the Takaoka area of Toyama has its origins in the 16th century.
This nature-rich area deep in the mountains of Toyama is famous for it’s historical gassho-style farmhouses.