5 Things to Do in Toyama City, Chubu’s Little-Known Castle Town

Toyama City (富山市), the capital of Toyama Prefecture (富山県), is a city in the Chubu (中部) region. It is one of the gateways to the Japanese Alps and other popular tourist attractions in the nearby prefectures. If you’re planning to go to any of the known attractions in the nearby areas, consider stopping for a…

Nature Lovers Would Love to Visit This Buried Forest Museum in Uozu, Toyama!

While Toyama (富山) is often overlooked by tourists who flock to the neighboring Ishikawa (石川), this off-the-beaten-path city has a lot to offer. Toyama is home to a small castle, a spectacular glass museum, and the amazing hotaru ika (ほたるいか) or firefly squid. However, there is one more spot that makes it a worthwhile city…

The 3 Unique Natural Wonders of Uozu, Toyama That You Must See This Spring!

Uozu (魚津) is a small beautiful city located in Toyama Prefecture (富山県), which is known for its pristine rivers and mountain ranges. It is easily accessible from Toyama City via Shinkansen (新幹線). It is also quite an international city with many foreign nationals living in harmony. The city is famous for its awesome festival, Uozu…

What Makes the Beautiful Toyama Castle Park Such a Great Place to Visit?

Toyama Castle, also known as Azumi Castle, is presently a public park maintained by the Japanese government. The park and the castle together create a harmonious sense of past and present. The castle has a rich history while the park is a more current addition to the land. Are you a history buff that also…

Relax in a Tunnel of Beautiful Cherry Blossoms at the Enchanting Matsukawa River!

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. Matsukawa River Beauty zh-tw.zekkeijapan.com/ There are cruises available…

Admire the World of Glass at Toyama’s New Glass Art Museum

Toyama is home to a very popular glass art museum. Since its opening in 2015, many people have frequented the Toyama Glass Art Museum. Do you have a passion for vibrant and delicate art? Let’s explore what this museum has to offer. How did this museum come to exist? dianliwenmi.com/ This museum was designed by…

Toyama Science Museum: Plant, Animal and Space Exhibits That Are Fun for All Ages!

Are you someone that has a passion for science? Do you want to learn about the plants and animals in our world? If so, you may want to head over to this family-friendly museum full of interesting information and exciting exhibits. Toyama Science Museum deece.jp/ This three-story building, built in 1979, lies within Jonan Park.…

What Are These Glowing Creatures in Toyama Bay?

Did you know that every year, the shorelines of Toyama Bay are lined with a glowing blue color? This light show is not man-made but a natural phenomenon made possible by thousands of watasenia scintillans or firefly squids. They can be found in the bay in abundance during the spring season, from March to June.…

9 Locations in Toyama So Beautiful You Won’t Believe They Exist on Earth

Hokuriku. The North-East of Japan, facing the Japanese Alps on the West and the Japan Sea on the East. A place where the famous nature of contrasts of the island comes alive. A place where you would endure a Siberian cold during the winter, but also enjoy the sun and the waves during summer on…
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