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Toyama

Mountainous scenery and a spectacular snow corridor

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Toyama City

Toyama City

Toyama is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, and is perfect for people who are interested in history, art, and medicine. ...

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Takaoka

Takaoka

Takaoka is a popular stop in Toyama Prefecture due to its proximity to the Gokayama historic villages. The city has a rich hi...

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Chindon Festival

Chindon Festival

Michael Mighty

Chindon performers dressed in colorful costumes dancing and playing their musical instruments in the streets of Toyama City.

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Toyama Airport

Toyama Airport

Kim

Toyama Airport provides access to the historic Hokuriku region, with both domestic and international routes available.

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Takaoka Lacquerware

Takaoka Lacquerware

Alena Eckelmann

Japanese lacquerware, or Shikki, has gained popularity around the world. Takaoka is one of Japan's famous lacquerware product...

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About Toyama

Toyama
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Toyama
Population 1,093,247
Area 4247.61 sq. km

The characters for Toyama Prefecture (富山県, Toyama-ken) mean “abundant in mountains,” and just as its name suggests, its many 3,000-meter mountains offer challenging hikes for outdoor enthusiasts.

Though lesser known than the nearby Shirakawa-go, the Gokayama district is famous for its similar gassho-zukuri style houses and is a World Heritage Site as well. The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a scenic drive in the warmer seasons but is surrounded by walls of snow (often higher than 10 meters tall) in the winter.

The powerful Kurobe Dam in Kurobe Gorge is the largest dam in Japan, while Zuiryu-ji is the prefecture’s only national treasure. Dishes of buri, or yellowtail, is the prefecture’s speciality cuisine.

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