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Toyama (prefecture)

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

Understand

Cities

  • 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

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

Talk

Get in

By plane

By train

By bus

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

Get around

See

  • 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

Do

Eat

Drink

Get out

  • 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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