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Toyama

Mountainous scenery and a spectacular snow corridor

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Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival

Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival

Early May

Takaoka's Mikurumayama Festival, a 400 year old parade celebrating the founding of the city. One of only five festivals in Japan..

Yama-cho, Takaoka Free
Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival

Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival

Early May

Lantern covered floats roll their way through the old streets of Yatsuo, at the Hikiyama Festival.

Monmyo-Ji 2 Free
Tonami Tulip Fair

Tonami Tulip Fair

Apr 22 - May 5th

600 varieties and over 2 million tulip plants are on display at the Tonami Tulip Fair.

Tonami Tulip Park 5 Free

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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 production..

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About 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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