Toyama

About Toyama

Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and even a glacier! The port capital has an international history and a rich seafood culinary tradition, and of course, Toyama is home to the UNESCO site "Ecchu Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village" with it's perfectly preserved thatched-roofed houses. This prefecture may be tiny (only 50km across) but it has many hidden gems to offer the adventurous traveler.

Places to visit in Toyama

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Gokayama Historical Village

In December 1995, this village was registered as an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Visitors can see thatched-roof (gassho-zukuri-style) houses here, examp

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Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen is a small hot spring resort town close to Kurobe city in Toyama prefecture.

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Keyakidaira Station

Keyakidaira Station is the last stop on the Kurobe Gorge Railway.

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Kurobe Gorge

Kurobe Gorge is a scenic spot on Kurobe river in Toyama prefecture.

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Shin Yamabiko Bridge

The Shin Yamabiko Bridge, also called the New Yamabiko Bridge, is the first bridge the Kurobe Gorge Railway crosses on its way along Kurobe river.

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a route with famous sightseeing spots, such as the Kurobe Dam and Yuki no Otani (Gorge of Snow).

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Masunosushi Matsukawa

"Masunosushi" or "masuzushi" is one of Toyama’s most famous local foods. This type of sushi consists of sushi rice topped with fresh trout, which is wrapped in

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Masunosushi Honpo Minamoto

This sushi shop specializes in "masunosushi" or "masuzushi", a famous local dish in Toyama. It consists of sushi rice topped with trout, wrapped in green bamboo

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Toyama Glass Studio

At this glass studio, visitors can watch glassworkers creating their masterpieces, buy original pieces and even make their own original blown glass or paperweig

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Hotel Dormy Inn Toyama

Just a few paces from Toyama Castle, this casual hotel offers its guests a "tennen onsen", or natural hot spring bath. Convenient amenities make this suitable

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Toyama Station

First opened in 1899, this is the largest train terminal in Toyama city. The building includes a department store, food hall and restaurants serving Toyama's fa

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Sushi Ei

Founded in 1948, this sushi restaurant serves fresh seafood and is renowned for its long history. With just one shop in the beginning, they have now expanded to

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Toyama Food Guide

MasuzushiMasuzushi is a type of boxed meal, that is frequently sold at train stations for long rides. It is a pressed sushi, served with salted and vinegared tr

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Toyama Access Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user foooomio 123468106@N03/14894581628/Train Railways are a major means of transportation in Toyama; the prefecture has three main lines wi

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Toyama 1-day-tour Itinerary

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a famous day-trip travel destination for Toyama, as it is relatively straightforward and is beautiful regardless of the time

Hotels in Toyama

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Guest House YAMASHITA-YA

Featuring free WiFi, Guest House YAMASHITA-YA offers accommodation in Nanto, 30 km from Kanazawa. Free private parking is available on site. Shirakawa Village i

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Mataemon

A 15-minute drive from Gokayama Interchange on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway, Mataemon is located in the Kaminashi area in Gokayama. Free private parking is ava

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Sunyanagitei

Located in Kurobe, 300 metres from Unazuki Onsen, Sunyanagitei boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Each roo

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Uozu Sky Hotel

Uozu Sky Hotel offers accommodation in Uozu. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Every roo

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ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama

A 15-minute walk from Toyama Train Station, ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and a private bathroom. The hotel features 4 res

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Tsurugi Koizuki

Tsurugi Koizuki is located a 9-minute drive from Kamiichi Train Station and a 50-minute drive from Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. It features a hot spring bath,

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