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Toyama (prefecture)

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Toyama (prefecture)
Location
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Flag
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Quick Facts
Capital Toyama
Government Japanese Prefecture
Currency Japanese Yen (¥)
Area 4,247.22 km2
Population 1,104,239(2008 est)
Language Japanese(No official language)
Religion n/a
Electricity 100V/50 or 60Hz (U.S. plug, commonly 2-prong without ground)
Time Zone UTC +9(No DST)

Toyama prefecture (富山県 Toyama-ken) is in the central Chubu region of the main Japanese island Honshu.

Understand[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • Oyabe
  • Toyama - the prefectural capital
  • Takaoka - beautiful city-by-the-sea and home to the Takaoka Great Buddha Statue (高岡大仏 Takaoka Daibutsu)

Other destinations[edit]

  • Gokayama — World Heritage Site famous for its gassho-zukuri houses

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Get in[edit]

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By train[edit]

By bus[edit]

123bus [1] is company which provides daily night time bus services between Tokyo and Toyama. With online bus booking service in English.

Get around[edit]

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  • Oyabe - a traditional field festival, onsen spot
  • Namerikawa - skiing and hang-gliding, scenic views
  • Himi - secluded seaside fishing village with excellent fish market
  • Gokayama - deep in the mountains near the border with Gifu, has a couple of well-preserved gassho-style thatched-houses villages

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Get out[edit]

  • Kurobe Gorge - Notable for having a unique truck train that goes about half way up the gorge, but also for great hiking and hot springs. Access from Unazuki Onsen station.
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - A remote link between Nagano and Toyama through a string of several unique forms of transportation constructed to give access to Kurobe dam. Access from Tateyama station (near Toyama) or Shinano-Omachi near Matsumoto.



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