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  • Gokayama Minzokukan (Gokayama Folklore Museum)
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    3.0
    18 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.

    There are 2 museums that you get to visit for the price of 1 ticket. They both have 2 floors and are filled with different straw made items and stone made items used back in the day. 1 focuses on...

  • Toyama Municipal Folkcraft Village
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Anyoubou 1118-1
    The Toyama Municipal Folkcraft Village is a complex dedicated to history and culture, located at the foot of Mt. Kureha in Toyama Prefecture. A Folk Art Museum, with displays of folk handicrafts, was opened on the site in 1965. Subsequently, additional museums were opened, including a Museum of Archeology displaying archeological finds, etc., the Museum of Medicine Peddlers, telling the story of the Toyama region’s itinerant medicine vendors, etc.; today, the Village comprises a total of seven museums and two other facilities. The Museum of Ceramic Art and the Clay Dolls Studio offer experiential activities where visitors can try their hand at decorating bowls or clay dolls. Each of the museums offers plenty to see, and the opportunity to learn more about the lives of past generations.

    This Folkcraft village is about a 10 minute bus ride from Toyama train station in a peaceful forested garden. Allow about 2- 3 hours here to view all the buildings including the traditional thatched...

  • Mairo
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Sakuramachi 2-2-121 Building 5F
    The best club with live performances in Hokuriku, right next to Toyama Station and Shintomicho Station. Find classic club music like hip-hop and techno, but also a wide range of other music including rock, jazz, and J-pop. There are 90 coin lockers, so guests can lighten their load and enjoy themselves. The club can also be rented during the day as a space for bands and dance groups to practice.
  • Minority
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Sakuramachi 2-2-121 Building 4F
    A lounge bar and club right next to Toyama Station and Shintomicho Station. Their main focus is EDM but guests can enjoy a variety of dance music including hip-hop, techno, and R&B. The club is equipped with a high quality audio system that picks up the lowest of frequencies, providing a great experience for music lovers. There are also 54 coin lockers for guests.
  • Tonami Tulip Park
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    4.0
    77 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.

    Its have a lot of place and learn for kids inside of it. From our imagine for first time, its kind huge place but after we came. It is not quite big. So many type of tulip that we have seen. We went...

  • Uozu Aquarium
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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.
  • Hotaruika Museum (at Roadside Station Wave Park Namerikawa)
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    3.0
    2 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.

    滑川のほたるいかミュージアムに併設している道の駅。コンクリート打ちっぱなしの外観の中に展望台+観光案内所+トイレそこまでは普通の道の駅。ミュージアム側の建物には売店等あります。どこまでが道の駅かはわかりません。

  • Toyama Glass Art Museum
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    4.5
    210 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.

    The museum consists of some exhibition halls, a library, a cafe & a souvenir shop. It looks grand & amazing. Fee for visiting the whole museum is 1,000 yen while 200 yen for public area, 4th & 6th...

  • Yaezuhama Beach Resort
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Yokatanishiwase Ishido
    Yaezuhama Beach Resort, which is located to the west of Jinzu River that runs through the middle of Toyama Prefecture, is famous as a “watersports paradise,” and is a lively, exciting place throughout the year. Standing on the beautiful beach, visitors have superb views of the peaks of the Tateyama mountain range. In summer, food and beverage stands operate on the beach, so visitors can also enjoy Hamayaki (fresh seafood, roasted on the beach), and more.
  • Toyama Municipal Family Park
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    4.0
    58 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 Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
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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.
  • Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Art Gallery
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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."
  • Rakusuitei Museum of Art
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Okudashinmachi 2-27
    "This modern art museum is a ten minute walk north from JR Toyama Station. The name stems from the fact that the arbor in the garden was named ""Rakusuitei"" (literally meaning ""pavilion for enjoying the greenery"") by Otani Kosho, who was the head monk of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. The main gallery is located inside of a nostalgic old Japanese-style house. It displays works of pottery and handicrafts that harmonize with the four seasonal faces of the museum's Japanese garden. The museum also has a gallery built inside of an old renovated storehouse. It serves as a place to exhibit a variety of expressions, embodiments, and challenges, including both flat and three-dimensional pieces. The museum's shop, located inside of a modern western-style building, offers a selection of souvenirs characteristic of Toyama Prefecture including original merchandise and artisanal pottery."

    I really enjoyed the interesting variety of works, and decor. The gardens are really lovely! Well kept and incorporate Japanese style.

  • Mori Shusui Museum of Art
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Sengokumachi 1-3-6
    This art museum is located on Sannomachi Crossing due-south of JR Toyama Station on National Route 41 is focused primarily on Japanese swords and knives, a rarity even in Japan. Its collection includes two hundred Japanese swords from the Heian period to the modern era. Its exhibits are centered on the works of sword smiths with connections to the Hokuriku area, such as notable Toyama Prefecture sword smiths Norishige and Go no Yoshihiro, the latter of which being one of the Nihon Sansaku (the three best sword smiths in the eyes of Toyotomi Hideyoshi). Visitors may also see works by notable artists of the Nihonga style of painting such as Yokoyama Taikan and Kawai Gyokudo. The museum's first floor also features a shop and cafe, creating an atmosphere that makes it a destination for sword-loving ladies.

    This museum specialises in Japanese swords and has over 40 historically significant pieces on display. It shows how these blades are made and gives the background and history of each exhibit. You are...

  • The Suiboku Museum, Toyama
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    4.5
    43 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...

  • Toyama Science Museum
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    4.0
    31 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.

  • Taikoyama Land
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    4.5
    29 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Kurokawa 4774-6
    This urban park brimming with water and greenery, built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Toyama Prefecture's founding, is a five-minute drive from Kosugi Interchange. on Hokuriku Expressway. At 1.18 million square meters, it is the largest park in Toyama Prefecture. The park is equipped with all the facilities needed to pay all day, including outdoor athletic fields and playground equipment. The train used to move around the park in particular is one of its biggest symbols. Styled after a steam locomotive, the train is popular with children. During the summer, the park's pool area featuring eight different facilities such as the Aqua Twist slide and a lazy river pool is bustling with families and couples.

    I love taikoyama land Such an amazing big park to discharge from the stress of the week Beautiful greenery and cherry blossoms as its mentioned in the photos bellow Good entertainment and people...

  • Takaoka Otogi no Mori Park
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    4.0
    29 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."

    If you take the whole family to visit Takaoka city, this park definitely is the right place! There's a huge grass land and very exciting playground slides, family can have a wonderful afternoon to...

  • Toyama International Conference Center Otemachi Forum
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Otemachi 1-2
    "This convention center is notable for its exterior, which features glass walls and wooden lattice screens. Located just south of Toyama Castle Ruins Park, the center is also known by the nickname ""Otemachi Forum."" The third and fourth floors house a fan-shaped main hall with room for up to 825 people. The center offers simultaneous interpretation in six languages and can be also be used as venue for international conferences. The foyer leading to the halls can be used for events such as concerts and buffet parties sent in front of the backdrop of Toyama Castle Ruins Park. The first floor has an exchange gallery for citizens to enjoy that is also used for community events."
  • Asahi Hisui Coast Auto Campground
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Shimonikawagunasahimachi Sakai 151
    This auto camping ground is a six-minute walk from Ainokaze Toyama Railway Etchu-Miyazaki Station. Being adjacent to the Hisui Coast, one of Japan's 100 most scenic beaches, campers can walk straight to the shoreline. The camp ground is a great place to enjoy swimming and barbequing, as well as for sports like cycling. A facility manager and cleaning staff are always on duty, so the toilets and showers remain clean. Campers can choose from a range of plans each with a different place to stay, including cabins, bungalows, auto camping sites, and freeform campsites, each of which allows children and pets. The facility also organizes various seasonal events.

    2018年10月に新しく出来た新施設。 二階建の建物の一階にヒスイ鑑定士の方がいました。 目の前のヒスイ海岸で見つけた石を持って行って、ワーワー言いながら見てもらい、正解のヒスイはお土産に持ち帰りました。 鑑定もヒスイも無料です。 まるで宝物さがしかビンゴゲーム感覚。 童心に返って、なんか楽しかった・・・・・ テラスの屋上で、波の音を聞きながら見た日本海の夕焼けは最高。 都会の喧騒から離れたい人...

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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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