Do you know Toyama Prefecture, the home of many beautiful places?

  • There are plenty of famous sight-seeing spots in Japan outside of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hokkaido.
    These are our recommendations for some of the many you can experience in Toyama.

    Kurobe canyon train

    Journey by trolley one hour and twenty minutes each way through nature’s beautiful scenery.
    This route is famous for hot springs, and fall colors, so we recommend getting out to look around along the way.

    Japanese notation:黒部峡谷鉄道

    Fugan unga kansui park

    Japanese notation:富岩運河環水公園
    Fugan-unga Kansui Park, situated within a 9 minute walk of Toyama Station.
    The expanse of lawns along this wide open park make it the ideal place to take a stroll!
    At night, the atmosphere turns romantic in the glowing lights. Perfect for a date. ♪
    The Starbucks in the park is said to be the most beautiful in the world, serving the best coffee.

    Ainokura gassho dsukuri village

    In 1995, UNESCO recognized the traditional steep thatch roofed homes that only exist in Shirakawa-go and Gokayama as World Heritage sites.
    In summer, the scenery is enveloped in green. In winter, it is covered by pure white snow.
    Another highlights is that each season has its own decorative lighting.

    Japanese notation:相倉合掌造り集落

    Kurobe dam

    Requiring seven years to complete, the largest arch-shaped dam in Japan was built in 1963.
    As Japan’s largest at 186m high, the force of the water it lets through is overwhelmingly powerful.

    Japanese notation:黒部ダム

    Tonami yumenodaira Sankyoson observation platform

    Words cannot describe the beauty of the setting sun, seen from a place where nothing obstructs the view.
    And when the rice fields are filled with water, the landscape glows, enchanted in the moonlight.

    Japanese notation:となみ夢の平 散居村展望台

    Firefly squid

    When the waves bring the firefly squid to shore around the time when they spawn, they create mysterious, incandescent spectacle.
    The best time to see it is late at night from March through May, if you’re lucky.

    Japanese notation:ホタルイカ

    Tonami tulip park

    There are 1.5 million colorful tulip!
    You can enjoy geoglyph of tulip and various tulip arts!

    Japanese notation:砺波チューリップ公園