Other Sightseeing Spot Spots in Toyama Area

  • Etchu Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-style Village
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    Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Ainokura 611
    A designated National Historic Site and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Etchu Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-style Village is also a place where local people continue to live as they have always done. The unique farmhouses with their thatched roofs embody the self-sufficient lifestyle of days gone by, and accumulated human wisdom. Recently, the Village has been illuminated in the evenings four or five times a month in alternate months.

    I preferred Shirakawago to Ainokura, but since there are very few tourists in Ainokura we could see tiny frogs and big grasshoppers in the woods in the viewpoint at the begining of the village. The...

  • Wholesale Merchant Morike
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Higashiwasemachi 108
    "This historic site, the location of a Meiji period shipping agent, is a 20-minute drive from JR Toyama Station. Many a fortune was made through shipping in Higashi-Iwase Port between the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Meiji period. The merchant ships of the period, kitamaebune (""northbound ships""), where also called ""double ships"" because you could double your money in each direction. You can truly feel the history of Edo period merchant shipping in this home, a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property built in 1878. The flowing style of the curator makes tours a lot of fun. The building's biggest attraction is its luxurious construction using high-quality materials from across Japan, including a door made with Yakushima cedar, Noto black pine beams, and a massive monolith from the Shodoshima Islands. The building's oi-no-ma (a room that serves as a kitchen and living room), kote-e (plaster relief pictures) depicting dragons and tigers, and nightingale floor passageway adjacent to the courtyard add to its stately manner."

    Do not go ! wasting time and energy plus money. nothing to see except empty street closing shop. haha

  • Kurobe Dam
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    This is Japan’s biggest arch type dam costing a huge 51.3 billion yen and requiring the total work of 10 million people to build over seven years. 10 cubic meters of water are emitted every second from the 186-meter-high dam that is Japan’s tallest. Within the grounds is a viewing platform, viewing plaza and discharge viewing stage, and one can observe the highly impressive discharge at close distances. These sightseeing opportunities are held from the end of June to mid-October.
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
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    Tateyama cho, Nakashinagawa gun, Toyama Prefecture
    The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, most of which is located in the Chubu Sangaku National Park, is one of the world’s great mountain sightseeing routes. Non-commercial vehicles cannot travel within the Alpine route, which is linked by six other modes of transportation, such as highland buses, and ropeways. The grandeur of nature through each of the four seasons inspires many feelings and emotions. Approximately one hour by car to Ogizawa parking lot from Azumino Interchange on the Nagano Expressway.
  • Yukino Otani
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Muro
    In winter when the road around Murodo Terminal is cleared, walls of snow on either side are created. The 500-meter continuous stretch of snow walls has come to be called the Snow Corridor. The huge walls of snow reach close to 20 meters high and are slowly carved out by bulldozers over around a month-long period. During the Tateyama Kurobe Snow Corridor Walk held each year only from mid-April to late June, many tourists come here from across the country and even the world to see and touch these stunning walls of snow up close.
  • Hot Spring Fountain
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    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Unadukionsen Toyama District Railway Unazuki Onsen Station Ekimae
    This fountain located in front of Toyama Chihou Railway Unazuki Onsen Station in Kurobe City was created in 1973 on the 50th anniversary of the opening of Unazuki Onsen. It has now become a symbol of the Unazuki hot springs town. Plentiful amounts of hot 60 degree centigrade spring water drawn from Kuronagi Onsen in the Kurobe Gorge is shot up out of the fountain, creating steam. This figurative front door of the now 90 year-old Unazuki Onsen is well known as a photogenic tourist spot.
  • Kaiwomaru Park
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    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Kaioumachi
    "This bay area is located approximately a ten-minute walk from Kaiwomaru Station on the Manyo Line. Centered on the pure white sailing ship Kaiwomaru that is called ""The Lady of the Sea,"" the park has an 18,200 square meter-event plaza shaped like a shell, and a picnic area where you can barbecue, making it a place bustling with families and other groups of people. The recreational embankment where you can relax and see the surroundings while feeling the sea breeze is a perfect place for couples. The inside of Kaiwomaru is open to the public, and can be enjoyed for the illuminated ship at night."
  • Marchen (fairy-tale) buildings
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    Toyama Oyabe-shi
    This village was conceived in the 1970-1980s in an attempt to construct buildings with cultural value, and that would be loved by the local population. The city of Oyabe constructed these 35 public buildings to resemble famous European structures. You can tour a nursery school, elementary school, junior high school, and community center to enjoy their unique characteristics. It's a new kind of sightseeing spot in Oyabe.
  • Uriwari-shozu Spring
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    Toyama Tonami-shi Shogawamachi Kanaya
    This spring is said to have sprung up in the hoofprint of the horse of Zuisen-ji founding priest Shakunyo, about 600 years ago. Legend says that Shakunyo named it after a gourd (uri) presented by local villagers broke open (wari) because the water was so cold. The delicious water has been selected one of Japan's Top 100 Famous Water, and people come from even outside the prefecture to taste it.
  • Jonichiji Temple Ginkgo Tree
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    Toyama Himi-shi Asahihonmachi 16-8
    This gingko tree is in the temple grounds of Jonichji Temple in Asahi-honmachi, Himi City. At 24 meters high, with a trunk 12 meters around, it is one of the largest trees in Japan. Stories say it was planted when the temple was founded, and it has been dated at over 1,000 years old. It is a registered National Natural Monument.
  • Ninja Hattori-kun Automaton Clock
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    Toyama Himi-shi Honmachi-Himimachi
    This automaton clock is installed by the Minato-gawa river in Honmachi, Himi City. It's designed around Ninja Hattori, one of manga artist and Himi native Fujiko Fujio (A)'s most famous characters, and at regular times the characters appear and put on a water and music show. It happens every hour between 9:00 and 19:00 weekdays, and every half hour on weekends and holidays.
  • Gokayama
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Shimonashi
  • Yamazaki curl
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji

    カールとは氷河の侵食作用によってできた広い椀状の谷のことを言うそうです。 室堂平の色んな場所から見ることが出来ます。 地理学者の山崎直方氏が1902年に日本に氷河があった可能性を示す論文を発表したことからその名を取って命名された圏谷(カール)で国の天然記念物に指定された場所です。 立入禁止な場所ですが遠くから眺めるだけでも素敵ですね。

  • Koikoinomiya
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    Toyama Pref. Tonamishi Shougawamachikanaya 1550
  • Genbei Kosenjo
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    Ishikawa Kahoku-gun Tsubatamachi Kurikara
  • Ennaka Nomizuototowarafunobon
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Yatsuomachishimosasahara
  • Inami Nokiborinoto
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    Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Inami The 8th street town
  • Ikuji Hama Kaigan
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    Toyama Kurobe-shi Ikuji Omachi
  • Sono Ieyama Camping Ground
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    Toyama Shimoniikawa-gun Nyuzenmachi Shimoiino
  • Firefly squid
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    Toyama Namerikawa-shi Takatsuka Takatsukashinmachi

Toyama Areas

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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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