Toyama is a river-loving district and is home to the Matsukawa River, which is located beside Toyama Castle Park. Many locals go here frequently to enjoy the beauty of nature. Do you love rivers too? If so, this is a great place to visit on your travels.
This river is treasured by both locals and tourists alike. It is a great place to relax and enjoy nature all year round. It is also one of the best places to view the beautiful cherry blossoms (sakura). There is a sculpture garden along the river bank and it has been said that the scenic views here can calm the soul of anyone wandering through Toyama.
There are cruises available along the river for all to drift with the current and travel through the seven bridges above the river. Many people have mentioned that one of the best views on one of the small cruises is seeing the sunset. Paired with the captivating scenery and lush greenery, a trip on these boats is definitely worth it.
The river is known to be at its most beautiful in spring because you are essentially travelling in a tunnel of cherry blossoms, admiring the beauty all around you as you sit back and relax. However, it’s a very different feel in the winter with freshly fallen snow all around, the boat cruises aren’t available again until fall, spring and summer come back around. The summer is full of vibrant green plants and the fall explodes with crunchy bright leaves.
The river and its surrounding sights are a magical place to enjoy so for those of you who want to connect with nature and soothe your soul, be sure to make your way to Matsukawa River on your travels throughout Japan.