Hokuriku

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? This museum was designed by a…

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 This three-story building, built in 1979, lies within Jonan Park. It…

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.…

3 Must-Try Sweets in Kanazawa: the Sweet Tooth’s Haven

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Kanazawa is one on the three places in Japan which is known as a sweet tooth’s haven (the other two cities being Kyoto and Matsue). While some call Kanazawa “little Kyoto” locals of the city refused to be given such a nickname because the city prides itself on…

Get Amongst the Party in the Mountains at Fuji Rock Festival this Summer!

Fuji Rock Festival is one of the most long-awaited annual festivals in Japan. It’s a three-day event held in summer and is mostly attended by young people who want to gorge themselves with loud rock music and is like a non-stop party hosted by many famous bands from around the world. How the Festival Started…

Celebrate The Harbinger Of Spring: Katsuyama Sagicho Festival!

Katsuyama Sagicho is a unique festival held in Katsuyama city of Fukui prefecture in the last weekend of February to welcome spring. Let’s learn more about this fun-filled Japanese festival. The Festival youtube.com/ Katsuyama Sagicho is a 300-year-old festival started during the Ogasawara reign in the area. During the festival, 12 two-story wooden structures called…

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…

Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum: Explore Natural Science Buried in Snow

Situated in Matsunoyama, Nigata of Japan is a large museum called Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science which appears as if it is in ruins every year due to harsh weather conditions. It was designed by Takaharu Tezuka, an architect who wanted to create the concept of this ‘ruins’ appearance. The museum centers around education and…

Check Out the ’Naked’ Man Festival in Snowy Nigata!

There in Japan are at least a dozen festivals that in the eyes of tourists will be considered “eccentric” or “strange” in nature. However, I would like to introduce a “naked man” (or at least close to it) festival that takes place during winter in the small-but-warm town of Minami Uonuma in the Niigata prefecture.…