Toyama

Takaoka

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Takaoka
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Interesting
This 175,000-strong town is located in the northwest of Toyama prefecture, some 10km/6mi from the sea. Founded in 1609 by feudal lord Maeda Toshinaga, member of the Kaga clan of Kanazawa, hundreds of specialised metalwork and lacquer craftsmen contributed to developing the town's reputation. This craft industry is still very much alive today. The town is also famous for its float festival and its prestigious Zen temple, Zuiryu-ji.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Takaoka

Zuiryu-ji Zuiryu-ji
Zuiryu-ji
Takaoka City
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Museum of Mikurumayama Festival Museum of Mikurumayama Festival
Museum of Mikurumayama Festival
Takaoka City
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Amaharashi coastline Amaharashi coastline
Amaharashi coastline
Takaoka City
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Nousaku Nousaku
Nousaku
Takaoka City
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Kanayamachi district Kanayamachi district
Kanayamachi district
Takaoka City
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