Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Toyama Area

  • Fugan Canal Kansui Park
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    4.5
    591 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Minatoirifunechou
    Located a nine-minute walk from Toyama Station's north gate, this water park capitalizes on the history of Fugan Canal, which extends 5.1 kilometers to sea. This beautiful green waterside space completely Fugan Canal, which was once a boat harbor. Of its many attractions, we especially recommend visiting the Fountain Square, which is very popular with children, taking a lively cruise on the Fugan Suijo Line, and tasting the great coffee at the Starbucks Coffee Toyama Kansui Park store that is known for its breathtaking beauty. The park is a place where people of all ages can share a pleasant moment together. A great number of enjoyable events including firework and light displays are held year round.

    A leisurely 20 mins stroll from Toyama Station lead us to this beautiful park. We ascended to top of tower (Tenmon-kyo Bridge Tower) to have a panoramic view of the area. Nice place for exercise and...

  • Toyama Glass Art Museum
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    4.5
    333 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Nishichou 5-1
    The Toyama Glass Art Museum, which opened in 2015, is a museum that aims to spread awareness of the beauty of modern glass art and of its future potential. The Museum has displays of modern glass art works from the Museum’s own collection (which were collected by Toyama City Government over a period of 30 years), along with a glass art garden, and also holds a variety of special exhibitions and other events. The Museum is located around one-minute walk from the Nishicho Station on the Toyama Chihou Railway “Shiden” tram line.

    We hurried to this muzium toward the end of our visit to toyama. Pleasant surprise to find out they have nice glass exhibition especially on the 4th floor. Truly colourful and pleasing. In fact...

  • Tonami Tulip Park
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Tonamishi Hanazonomachi 1-32
    Tonami Tulip Park is a park located on National Route 359 in Hanazono Town, Tonami City. Around three million tulips of 700 different varieties are grown here each year; the Tonami Tulip Fair, which is held in spring each year, is a major attraction. Interesting sights inside the Park include the Tulip Tower, which has become a symbol of the Park, the Tulip Gallery, where visitors can view displays about tulips, etc., and the Waterwheel Garden, which features the five largest waterwheels in Japan.

    I have no doubt that when you come here during the festival seasons this park is amazing,l and it still is however I didnt see any tulips in the park itself. Loads of other flowers but no tulips...

  • Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Kibamachi 3-20
    The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama displays its international collection through various new perspectives, themes, and exhibitions. With a nice view of Kansui Park and the Tateyama Mountains, people come here to enjoy not only the museum, but also the restaurant and café. And, this museum features many ways to interact with the art, through seeing, creating, and learning. Approximately 15 minutes by car via Toyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    MUST, MUST and again MAST ! One of the nicest museums I have seen. Lots of art, including famous artists. Beautiful building, beautiful roof and lots of activity.

  • Hotaruika Museum (at Roadside Station Wave Park Namerikawa)
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    3.5
    109 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Namerikawashi Nakagawara 410
    The Hotaruika Museum at the Wave Namerikawa roadside station is an experience-oriented museum where visitors can enjoy a “Luminous Light Live Show” at the Live Theatre featuring the bioluminescent Firefly Squid or get up close to the living creatures of Toyama Bay at the “Mysteries of the Deep Ocean” zone, having the opportunity to learn about Firefly Squid and Toyama Bay in an enjoyable way. The Hotaruika Museum is located around 10-minute drive from the Namerikawa Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Nice building and great museum for children and whoever loves squids Nice view of the sea from the museum and nice cafeteria with great view.

  • Uozu Aquarium
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Uodushi Sanga 1390
    Uozu Aquarium is located in the Sanga district of Uozu City. The first aquarium on this site was opened in 1913, making it the first aquarium to be established on the Sea of Japan side of the country. The current Uozu Aquarium, which opened in 1981, is the third aquarium to occupy the site. Focused on the themes of “From the streams of the Northern Alps to the deep waters of the Sea of Japan” and “Taking a scientific look at Toyama Bay,” the Museum also uses Japan’s first transparent acrylic glass tunnel to showcase Toyama’s aquatic life forms. There is also a “Rice Field Biodiversity” zone, which features amphibians and reptiles such as Tonosama Frogs and Japanese Rat Snakes.

    富山のパンフレットで日本最古の水族館という紹介に惹かれて行ってみました。外観はちょっと寂れた感じであまり期待せずに入ってみたところ、意外に面白い水族館でした。富山湾の大水槽をはじめ、まず、大きな魚がたくさんいました。また、各水槽には丁寧な説明の書かれたポップが貼ってあり、これを読むだけでも楽しいものがあります。また、ホタルイカやクラゲと一緒に写真の撮れる水槽があったり、大水槽のバックヤードを見せた...

  • Toyama Municipal Family Park
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Furusawa 254
    The Toyama Municipal Family Park is surrounded by nature and rich verdure, and makes fun for the whole family with its focus on animals, mountain villages, and local community. Divided into three sections—an animal corner, a large lawn, a section with amusement park rides—it makes for a great time with nature or a barbeque. With many events such as the night zoo, you can interact with animals in a variety of ways, and see them in a more natural state. 10 minutes by car via Kosugi Interchange, a Hokuriku Expressway.

    Enjoy the lovely gardens! Have a BBQ - bring your own or be fully catered for! Great place for kids to safely play! Fun playgrounds!

  • Toyama Municipal Folk Museum, Toyama Castle
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    3.5
    58 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62
    This castle also known as Ukishiro (The Floating Castle), which stands in a corner of Toyama Castle Ruin Park, was chosen for the second selection of Japan's best 100 castles. Toyama Castle is believed to have been constructed by Mizukoshi Katsushige on the orders of his lord, Jinbo Nagamoto, around 1543. While the castle tower is a post-war reconstruction built in 1954, the castle's moats and stone walls are still original. The interior of the castle serves as the location of Toyama Municipal Folk Museum. The museum features exhibits on the history of Toyama Castle from when it was built during the Warring States Period until now. The observation deck at the top of the four-story castle keep gives visitors a feel for the size and scope of Toyama Castle at its peak in the Edo period. The 140 centimeter-tall helmet said to have been used by Maeda Toshinaga is well worth seeing.

    The inside of Toyama Castle is Toyama Folk Museum, which displays the history of Toyama. And if you enter this museum, you can go up the top of the castle. However, if you look over the city, the...

  • Uozu Buried Forest Museum
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Uodushi Shakadou 814
    Visitors to this museum a 10 minute drive from Uozu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway can explore the natural mysteries of Uozu such as the buried forest and mirages. The passageway that extends from the museum's entrance exhibits 3.75 billion year-old artifacts of the geological history of eastern Toyama Prefecture. The museum also features easy-to-understand exhibits about the Uozu buried forest, a Special Natural Monument, how mirages work, the water cycle, and more. The wondrous underwater exhibit hall where the buried forest is preserved and displayed is a must-see. Visitors can also enjoy a panoramic view of Toyama Bay and the surrounding area from their rooftop observation platform.

    魚津市の特色である「埋没林」と「蜃気楼」を展示紹介してある「魚津埋没林博物館」です。 私は「埋没林」目的で訪れました。青森県の「猿ヶ森ヒバ埋没林」、島根県の「三瓶小豆原埋没林」と訪れたことがあり、私にとって3つ目の「埋没林」です。 どの「埋没林」も地形的特色があり、こちらの魚津は、土砂により原生林を埋め、さらに豊富な「湧水(伏流水)」の影響を受けて現在の形として生き残ったと考えられているそうです...

  • Takaoka Otogi no Mori Park
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Sano 1342
    "This park, which has a theme of ""play with nature, learn with nature, engage with friends,"" is brimming with flowers and greenery. Located a 15-minute walk from JR Shin-Takaoka Station, guests are greeted by fairies in the ""Yokoso Kadan"" (welcome flower bed) located at the entrance. The park has a wide range of other attractions including a rose garden and a row of wooden arches. You are sure to feel like you have been transported to the land of fairy tales! Another part of the park features a recreation of the vacant lot from the animated series Doraemon, even down to the earthen pipes. Visitors can fully experience the world of Doraemon. The park also has large play set and a botanical garden each designed to allow children to peacefully commune with nature."

    We went out of our way to this park on 4th April 2023 to see the Doraemon statues as I am a big fan. Unfortunately they are not there anymore. Only the Doraemon clock is there. I was extremely...

  • The Suiboku Museum, Toyama
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    4.5
    52 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Gofuku 777
    "This art museum primarily exhibits ink wash paintings from the Japanese modern era and later. It is a 10-minute walk north from Toyama Toyopet Honsha-mae Station (Gofukusuehirocho) on Prefectural Route 56. It is notable for its single-story Japanese-style building. The museum's permanent exhibits include the works of notable modern-era painters such as Yokoyama Taikan and Takeuchi Seiho, as well as paints with ties to Toyama Prefecture such as Kaho Akira. The ""Suiboku"" in the museum's name refers not just to ink wash paintings, but more broadly to Japanese aesthetics as a whole. As such, the museum is complete with a Japanese garden and tea room where guests can quietly commune with the natural environment."

    Highlights of my visit was a special exhibition focussed on blossom, an interactive film and poetry screen, a section on Manga art and the pleasing gardens and modern architecture. The biggest...

  • Gokayama Minzokukan (Gokayama Folklore Museum)
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Suganuma 436
    Gokayama Minzokukan (Gokayama Folk Museum) is situated in Sugunuma, a village of traditional Gasshozukuri-style farmhouses in Gokayama village, Toyama Prefecture. The Museum is located in the oldest Gasshozukuri-style house in the village, which was specially renovated for the purpose. On display inside the Museum are around 200 living utensils etc. that embody the wisdom of past generations. The adjacent “Potassium Nitrate Hall,” focused on the production of potassium nitrate (which was formerly an important industry in the Gokayama district), uses models and shadow-pictures to show how the raw material was collected, the process by which the potassium nitrate was made, and how the finished product was transported for sale.

    10棟ほどの合掌造りが点在する五箇山の菅沼合掌造り集落。その集落内に、五箇山民族館がありました。 この五箇山民俗館も、合掌造りの建物です。すぐ近くにある「煙硝の館」との共通入館券300円を購入して、建物内に入りました。 1階の中央には囲炉裏があって、先客が1組。担当の方のお話が始まるところでした。この地方の暮らしや合掌造りのお話に続いて、日本最古の民謡とも言われる「こきりこの唄」を、ささらと...

  • Toyama Science Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Nishinakanomachi 1-8-31
    This science museum adjacent to the north side of Toyama City's Jonan Park primarily deals with the theme of Toyama's natural environment and characteristics. At the museum's entrance, visitors are greeted by skeletal and anatomical models of the Naumann's elephants that roamed the lands of Toyama long ago. The museum's large dynamic models, including one of a tyrannosaurus rex, are sure to catch the attention of visitors. In one of the museums booths introducing the Tateyama mountain range and other elements of Toyama's natural environment, visitors can experience rare natural phenomena such as diamond dust. On the third floor, the museum presents the latest information on space through exhibits including a meteorite. The museum also has regular planetarium shows.

    What a wonderful collection of exhibits and information! Enjoy the 3D cinema! Stroll around the parkland.

  • Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Art Gallery
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Nakagawa 1-1-30 Takaoka Municipal Museum of Art 2F
    "This art museum a two-minute walk from the JR Himi Line's Etchu-Nakagawa Station features exhibits on the life and works of manga artist and Takaoka City native Fujiko F. Fujio. In the gallery, guests can read every page of ""Yokaijima"" (Phantom Island), a story book that Fujiko F. Fujio created by hand at the age of 14. The museum exhibits the artist's belongings, as well an area that shows how his original drawings compare with their final published versions. Other exhibits include a statue of Doraemon (one of Fujio's characters) made from Takaoka ceramic, a traditional industry of the region, as well as an original short animated film."

    ドラえもんをはじめとした藤子F不二雄の作品を味わうことのできるギャラリー。 入り口からしてワクワクです。何せどこでもドアですからね。 そこをくぐり抜けると、藤子F不二雄の歴史を知ることができる展示物がたくさんあります。 そして、ここでしか見ることのできないアニメビデオの上映は楽しいです。大人も子供も夢中になることでしょう。 高岡駅からは氷見線で1駅の越中中川駅、または万葉線で広小路駅で下車し...

  • Botanic Gardens of Toyama
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Fuchumachikamikutsuwada 42
    This botanical garden is a 15-minute walk from the Chuo Shokubutsuen-guchi bus stop, a short bus ride from JR Toyama Station. The garden features some 4,900 species of plant from around Japan and the world. This includes more than 100 varieties of plants from China's Yunnan Province, the largest collection of its kind in Japan. From early to mid-April each year, visitors can enjoy seeing the garden's 300 meter-long row of cherry blossom trees illuminated at night. In the summer, you can try standing on a Victoria amazonica water lily, and the garden stays open for two nights. The garden's fan club organizes a number of events all year round that are fun for people of all ages, including arts and crafts with seasonal flowers, a Christmas concert, and more.

    This was my first visit to this special botanical garden. The grounds provide mature trees many of them in flower throughout the garden. Many tropical greenhouses to enjoy tropical plants commonly...

  • Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Buna Saka 68
    This museum is a one-minute walk from Tateyama Station, the last stop on the Toyama Chihou Railway Tateyama Line. It features exhibits on the special geological, topographical, and biological features of Tateyama, as well as the history and natural environment of Tateyama caldera, the site of one of Japan's largest landslides. Its indoor exhibit hall features a number of exhibits from which visitors can learn about erosion control at Tateyama caldera in an easy-to-understand manner, including a diorama that recreates the view inside the caldera, as well as a simulation game. Real-time information on the Alpen Route is also on display.

    Would have been a 5 stars place to visit if they had a bit more English there... Really nice museum, but it is a pity that there is very little English in there.

  • Himi City Shiokaze Gallery (Fujiko Fujio (A) Art Collection)
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Toyama Himi-shi Chuomachi 3-4
    This gallery on National Route 415 in Chuo-machi, Himi City. It has a collection of art by Himi native manga artist Fujiko Fujio (A). In addition to original panels and reproductions, there is an area introducing popular character of his including The Monster Kid and Ninja Hattori, and visitors can tour a reproduction of the room at Tokiwa-so where Fujiko spent his younger days. There is also a manga library, and they hold events like manga workshops as well.

    前日に高岡市美術館の藤子・F・不二雄ふるさとギャラリーへ行ったので、藤子不二雄Aさんのギャラリーへも行ってみました。入口に藤子不二雄Aさんのキャラクターの大きなボードがあり、ワクワクさせてくれます。資料展示の他に、忍者ハットリ君や怪物君、笑ゥせぇるすまん喪黒福造しか映っていないスクリーンにフラッシュをたくとあら不思議、ハットリ君が分身の術を使ったり、背景が現れたりと面白い仕掛けがあったりして楽しく...

  • Takaoka Art Museum
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Nakagawa 1-1-30
    This art museum is located a 10-minute drive from Noetsu Expressway's Takaoka Kita Interchange. The museum holds world-class special exhibitions with a focus on artistic handicrafts and metallic sculpture. Designed by architect Shozo Uchii, the museum was selected as one of the best 100 public buildings in Japan. The first floor features three special exhibit rooms centered on a vaulted art hall. The second floor features a gallery exhibiting local art as well as the Takaoka City Fujiko F. Fujio Hometown Art Gallery. The basement features a shop, a tea lounge, and more.

    Gallery one on the main level was closed. Disappointed but that sometimes happens. Not able to understand why. Second floor gallery was open - admission ¥500, which houses a rotating collection on...

  • Kurobe Dam Lakeside Walking Trail
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji Bunazaka Tono 11 Kokuyurin
    This maintained walking trail follows the Lake Kurobe shore from the Kampa Valley suspension bridge. It runs through a beech and birch forest, and with little elevation difference it's even easy for children to walk. There are many sights to see including cold springs, and alpine plants, so it's perfect to soak in the refreshing forest ambience. It's about a one hour walk if you turn back in front of Lodge Kuroyon.

    関電電気バスで黒部ダム駅に到着すると、長い上りの階段を上った先に、黒部展望台があります。黒部展望台からは黒部ダムを見下ろすことができました。そこから、コンクリートに覆われた垂直に近い絶壁に設置されている外階段をしばらくの間下っていくと、新展望広場...

  • Fukuoka Camera Museum
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
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    Toyama Takaoka-shi Fukuokamachi Fukuokashin 559
    This museum dedicated to the joys of camera, photography, and cinema culture opened in 2000. Ever since, it has collected and displayed photography related materials, and served as a gallery displaying the work of photographers at the front lines of the artform. Their collection gallery displays various pieces at all dimes, and they also have special exhibits that change to fit various themes three times a year.

    JAFの観光案内にあったのでフラッといってみましたが、往年のカメラ群は懐かしく良かったですが、展示物は明確な目的がないと、がっかりしますので誰の写真展かしっかり確認して行くのが無難かな。今回はがっかりしました。

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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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