Toyama Prefecture | Travel Guide
While Toyama Prefecture in the western part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history as you can read in this travel guide. Geographically, Toyama is a very unique place; there is the Tateyama Mountain Range which is a part of the Japan Alps in the southeast that has 3000 meter-high mountains, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, Toyama Bay is very deep with the deepest part being more than 1000 meters deep.
Most tourists come to Toyama to enjoy the wild nature of a part of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which is one of the most famous mountain routes in Japan. You can enjoy the Kurobe Gorge by railway, too. Another attraction of Toyama is fresh seafood. Because of the depth of Toyama Bay, a variety of fish can live there. Some of the most famous types of seafood from the region are firefly squid, white prawns, and amberjack in winter.
Check out our package tour in the region if you are interested in discovering Toyama and its natural gems!
Shinminato | Toyama Travel Guide
Shinminato is a town in Imizu City facing Toyama Bay. You can enjoy watching crab auctions and fresh seafood at the fish market, a beautiful sailing boat, and a nostalgic canal cruise.
Takaoka in Toyama prefecture has plenty of attractions; beautiful scenery on the coastline, unique history, metal production, an anime museum, and more!
Oiwasan Nissekiji Temple
Oiwasan Nissekiji is an off the beaten path Buddhist temple founded about 1,300 years ago in Toyama. Learn more about the 'waterfall practice' you can do here!
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
How to best enjoy one of Japan's most beautiful natural areas, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route? Follow this itinerary to see the autumn foliage and high snow walls in Toyama.
Kurobe Gorge Railway
In the Kurobe Gorge in Toyama, you can enjoy breathtaking views from the Kurobe Gorge Railway train. See what there is to discover in this beautiful natural area!