Japan

Toyama

Toyama
The Essential
In the heart of Japan, Toyama prefecture is located in the mid-north of the main island of Honshu. The Shinkansen train makes its rich heritage only 2hr20min from Tokyo. Renowned for stunning natural scenery, Toyama, which ranges from the dizzy peaks of the Tateyama range in the Japanese Alps in the south and east to the immense bay of Toyama opening onto the Sea of Japan in the north, boasts very varied landscapes and a wide choice of leisure activities. Historically close to its neighbours, China and Korea, the region has no lack of thriving craft industries (Takaoka, Johana, Inami) and is proud of its vibrant traditions, embodied by the characteristic villages, a UNESCO World Heritage site, of Gokayama valley. Countless onsen (spa resorts), fine food and colourful festivals of floats add further appeal to this region.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Toyama

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama
Gokayama Gokayama
Gokayama
Gokayama
5:00
Murodo snow wall Murodo snow wall
Murodo snow wall
Tateyama
Toyama Glass Art Museum Toyama Glass Art Museum
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Toyama City
Zuiryu-ji Zuiryu-ji
Zuiryu-ji
Takaoka City
0:30
Murakami House Murakami House
Murakami House
Gokayama
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