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  • Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Kitaomachi 25-5
    Located in Himi City in Toyama Prefecture, famous for its Himi kanburi (winter yellowtail fish), Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market is a tourist facility which doubles as a roadside station. There are more than 30 establishments here ensuring more than enough for visitors, from shopping to food and hot spring baths. Many tourists come here to take advantage of the many things on offer such as the kaiten-zushi restaurant where guests can enjoy fish direct from Himi Port, gourmet food unique to the local area, fresh local fish, processed seafood products, and souvenirs. Be sure not to miss the spectacular Tateyama Mountains visible across the sea. Visitors to Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market can also enjoy the natural hot spring waters of Himi Onsen.
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe
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    3.5
    85 Reviews
    Shopping
    Toyama Pref. Oyabeshi Nishinakano 972-1
    The first outlet mall in the Hokuriku area as well as the western side of Honshu, Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe opened in 2015. Located in Oyabe, Toyama, busses travel directly to the mall from Isurugi Station and Kanazawa Station. Consisting of two floors, the facility hosts shops from top international brands and casual brands, lifestyle goods stores, food shops, and restaurants, totaling some 160 establishments in all. The facility boasts one of the greatest number of shops of any outlet mall in the country. The spacious grounds also host a 50 meter tall Ferris wheel and a kids space, making it easy for families to enjoy a relaxing time shopping as well.

    It should be very new. The GPS of the rental car did not have its record. It is not like those outlet I visited in the past. It is a two storeyed shopping mall. We visited there on Monday late...

  • Roadside Station Come On Park Shinminato
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Kaganomiya 296
    The Come On Park Shinminato roadside rest area has aquarium tanks where visitors can view fish and White Prawns from Toyama Bay. The local produce corner, where visitors can buy white prawns (which are a Shinminato specialty) and other marine products, and the Early Morning Market which is held on Saturdays and Sundays from April to December, are very popular. The restaurant serves a variety of white prawn cuisine. The Come On Park Shinminato is located around 15-minute drive from the Kosugi Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.

    お土産と飲食の道の駅ですが、飲食ブースは 地元客で大繁盛していました。 近所に飲食店が少ないのでしょうか? 富山名物の白えびのメニューが豊富で うどんやそばに白えびのかき揚げや 白えびバーガーなどがありリーズナブルな 価格でいただける施設です。

  • Amaharashi Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Ota
    At the Amaharashi Coast Quasi-National Park, visitors standing on the beach can enjoy spectacular views of the rocky islets offshore and of the majestic Tateyama Mountains in the distance that seem to float above Toyama Bay; every season brings its own unique scenery. The stretch of coastline that extends from the Amaharashi Coast to Matsudae-no-Nagahama in Himi City has been ranked as one of Japan’s “Top 100 White Sand and Green Pines Beaches” and as one of “Japan’s 100 Best Beaches.” Otomo no Yakamochi, the poet and compiler of the Man’yoshu poetry anthology, was deeply impressed by the scenery of the Amaharashi Coast; his many poems in praise of the area were a major factor in its becoming so famous.
  • Shinminato Kittokito Market
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    3.0
    47 Reviews
    Shopping
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Kaioumachi 1
    This seafood market located close to Toyama Prefecture's leading fishing port Shinminato Fishing Port, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Shinminato Station on the Manyo Line. Including glass shrimp admired as the gems of Toyama Bay, snow crab and firefly squid, it offers plenty of fresh seafood just caught at Shinminato Fishing Port. At the seafood restaurant Kittokito-Tei, you can enjoy seafood dishes abundantly using seasonal ingredients with views of Shinminato Bridge. Their filling set meal filled with glass shrimp is particularly recommended.

    A very small scale fishermen market. Free parking. Nothing interesting from the viewpoint of tourists. Seafood items were mostly frozen. Few restaurants and kiosks were opened. Cooked food items did...

  • Zuiryu-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Sekihonmachi 35
    The Zuiryu-ji Temple is a temple in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. The Temple was built by Maeda Toshitsune, the third lord of the Kaga Domain, to offer up prayers to the Buddha for the repose of the soul of his brother Maeda Toshinaga, the second lord of the Kaga Domain. The Butsu-den hall, Hatto (Lecture Hall) and San-mon gate have all been designated as National Treasures; the So-mon gate, Zen-do (Zen meditation hall), Taka-roka (High Corridor), Kairo (Gallery) and Dai-sado (Large Tea Hall) were the first Prefectural Important Cultural Properties to be designated as such by Toyama Prefectural Government. Zuiryu-ji Temple is widely recognized as a masterpiece of early Edo Period Zen Buddhist temple architecture.
  • Takaoka Daibutsu (Takaoka Great Buddha)
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    3.5
    341 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Otemachi 11-29
    The Takaoka Daibutsu (Takaoka Great Buddha) is a large statue of Amida Nyorai (the Amitabha Buddha) in a seated posture, approximately 16 meters high, located in the Hotoku-san Daibutsu-ji Temple near Takaoka Station in Toyama Prefecture. The circular halo that rises up behind the Buddha’s back makes this a particularly distinctive statue; it ranks alongside the Great Buddha of Nara and the Great Buddha of Kamakura as one of the “Three Great Buddhas of Japan.” The original statue and its replacement were both destroyed in fires; in 1933, local people built the third statue that visitors see today. Since it was first created, the Takaoka Daibutsu has become an iconic symbol of Takaoka; locals refer to with a mixture of respect and familiarity as “Daibuttsuan.”

    Metal workers of TAKAOKA-city had made this huge Buddha! When you arrive, you can see this huge one and feel like you are now in the world of Buddha and maybe listen the word of “Worldly...

  • Kakinosho
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Ono 156
    A famous cafeteria located in Ono, Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture which can accommodate providing lunch for tour groups. The restaurant serves gozen set meals and a la carte items made with the freshet seafood delights from Toyama Bay, viewed by some as a veritable natural restaurant fish tank. The Kaisen Takaoka-don seafood rice bowl is piled high with seasonal fish; the restaurant’s signature dish, many fans travel from outside the prefecture to enjoy this delicious meal. Other popular items include the Amehare konbu-meshi gozen, made with an abundance of the renowned Toyama konbu kelp; and the Japanese amberjack shabu-shabu, a specialty dish which is only offered in winter. The restaurant is spacious and bright, and Kakinosho offers a variety of seating options, including a private dining room situated inside an old-fashioned warehouse connected to the historic figure Maeda Toshinaga.

    I have been there few time, but family of five, I expected long wait. I was surprised to see our lunch were served promptly. Their service is always top notch. My potion was huge, I had to share...

  • Shinminato-ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Honmachi 2-10-30
    The largest cable-stayed bridge in the Japan Sea region, the Shinminato-ohashi Bridge links the east and west coasts of Toyama Shinko port in Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture. It is 3.6 kilometers long, with the main section suspended over the sea coming in at 600 meters and the main tower 127 meters tall. The contrast between the blue sea and white tower is splendid, as is the view of the sprawling Japan Sea, the Tateyama mountain range, and the Noto Peninsula from the elevated road and the walkway on the lower level.
  • Izakaya Marujin
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Iseomachi 2-4-5
    Marujin on Prefectural Route 76, in 2 Chome, Iseomachi Town, Himi City is an izakaya (Japanese-style pub). It offers seafood dishes using fresh seafood supplied from fishing ports such as Himi every morning. Its lineup also includes standard izakaya menu items, set meals, kamameshi (rice cooked with meat or vegetables in a pot) as well as handmade soba and udon noodles. At lunchtime, kaisendon (a rice bowl topped with seafood) is also popular.

    いわゆる居酒屋ですが、海鮮丼は格別です。 小さめの丼に 海鮮が溢れるほど乗っていました。 鮮度はもちろん、味も素晴らしい‼ コスパも良く また行きたいお店です♪

  • Specialty Himi Beef Shop Tanaka
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Asahigaoka 3931-1EN Inside the Green Center
    Specialty Himi Beef Shop Tanaka on Himi Bypass in Asahigaoka, Himi City is a yakiniku (Japanese barbeque) restaurant. It is directly managed by a producer of Himi Beef, a beef brand, and offers each cut of beef cooked with the most appropriate method. You can enjoy the exquisite taste of Himi Beef to the full. It offers sukiyaki (a unique Japanese-style meat dish) and shabushabu (a hot pot), and yakiniku (Japanese barbeque), which all require a booking at least one day in advance except from October to the end of March, as well as a minced meat cutlet. A yakiniku set meal is also served at lunchtime.

    上焼肉定食2000円をいただきました。2000円の価値あり。とろけるお肉で驚きました。七輪で焼くので、焼き上がりまでに時間はかかるけれど、お肉はレアで美味しい。カボチャが1番時間がかかったかな。また行きたいです。

  • Kappo Kawaguchi
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Chuoumachi 19-31
    Kappo Kawaguchi near Shinmachiguchi Station in Chuo Town, Imizu City is a kappo (Japanese cuisine served at a counter) restaurant. It offers dishes using fresh seasonal seafood such as Japanese glass shrimp and snow crabs sourced from Shinminato Fishing Port. The popular menu items include the Shiraebizen special of all sorts of Japanese glass shrimp such as sashimi, deep fry, sushi and somen noodles as well as a Kanizanmai set meal with a whole red snow crab.

    お昼に行くことが多いですが、いつ行っても美味しいです。お魚メインですが、新湊に来たんだなぁとしみじみ思います。お店のすぐ横を(後ろとい言うべきか?)ローカル線の電車が走っており、それもまたご愛嬌です。

  • Ramen Jigen
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Suehiromachi 1-8 Wing Wing Takaoka 1F
    This ramen shop is located a two-minute walk from Kojo Koen Park Gate of Takaoka Station. They serve an improved Toyama black ramen, a mix of Toyama’s famous black soy sauce ramen with seafood stock, so it’s easy for anyone to eat. There is a wide selection, from standard pot stickers, to “Takaoka’s famous croquette,” “tororo kelp onigiri” and “Taiwan soboro don.”

    高岡站步行三分鐘, 來到這家吃富山黑醬油拉面的拉面店, 確實很黑的湯頭, 表面有一層油, 下面才是黑湯, 店裡可以按客人口味特製湯頭的濃度, 吃下感覺不會太油, 覺得鹹是正常的, 點一個白飯加餃子套餐會更好。

  • Roadside Station Manyo-no-sato Takaoka
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Hachigashima 131-1
    Roadside Station Manyo-no-sato Takaoka has a wide selection of souvenirs from Toyama Prefecture, over 2,000 in fact, which are loved by locals as well as by visitors. Fresh vegetables and other local specialties are in abundance, and many interesting events are held here too.

    ブッラクラーメンは聞いたことがありましたが、他にもグリーンラーメンやらレッドラーメンなど県内の様々なラーメンを提供しています。

  • Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Art Gallery
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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."
  • Cafe Mimpi
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Nakagawamachi 10-14 Solar Building 1F
    This cafe near Takaoka Kojo Park is a 15-minute walk from JR Takaoka Station. Its menu offers a variety of dishes made with carefully-selected ingredients, including vegetables grown in-house or locally, as well as Koshihikari rice from Toyama Prefecture. In addition to their lunch menu, they also offer sweets like their vegetable and fruit parfaits and their sweet pumpkin soup. The cafe also sells their specially-made coffee beans and homemade grated vegetable dressings.

    Healthy food doesnt have to taste like cardboard, it can be tasteful as this little cafe. I ordered Japanese dried vegetable pasta. What an eye opener. I almost asked their recipe. They make own...

  • Usugori Honpo Goromaruya
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Toyama Pref. Oyabeshi Chuoumachi 5-5
    "This historic Japanese confectionary established more than 260 years ago is an eight-minute walk from JR Isurugi Station in Toyama Prefecture. Their Usugori, thin rice crackers made with Shintaisho rice from Toyama Prefecture and topped with wasanbon (a special type of fine sugar made in Tokushima), have been part of the shop's tradition since its founding. They are notable for the way they melt in your mouth like ""thin ice"" as their name implies, as well as for the lingering flavor of the wasanbon. One of the shop's modern takes on this traditional sweet are its ""T-Go"" (T-5) rice crackers. These feature five different tones and tastes to enjoy, including salty cherry blossom and bitter matcha green tea."

    小矢部市の和菓子屋さん。以前は知らなかったのですが、大学のOB会のお土産に薄氷がでて初めて知りました。上品な甘さ。きれいな月のようなデザインとカラフルな色彩。お洒落なお菓子です。ここのご主人が研究熱心でここまでつくりあげられたとか・・。進物に最適です。

  • Ohnoya Takaoka Kifunemachi Main Shop
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Kifunemachi 12
    "This Japanese confectionary established in 1838 is a seven-minute walk from JR Takaoka Station's North Gate. Their famous ""tokonatsu"" sweets have been their flagship product since the Meiji period. These soft gyuhi rice cakes are stuffed with sweetened bean paste made from rare bitchu-shiroadzuki beans and sprinkled with wasanbon sugar that evokes an image of white snow. Take one bite and your mouth will be filled with the sweetness of the instantly-melting wasanbon sugar and the delicate fragrance of fine white adzuki beans. One of their most popular items is their Koshino Yakamochi, created to celebrate the shop's 180th anniversary. These rice cakes, made from glutinous rice from Toyama Prefecture known for its high viscosity, are stuffed with sweetened ultra-small Kurosengoku black adzuki beans."

    天保9年(1838年)創業の和菓子屋さん。看板商品「とこなつ」や最近は「高岡ラムネ」が有名らしい。新商品という越の家歌餅を頂いた。極小黒大豆が入っているというのが楽しみだったが、入っているのは一つか二つなのかと思うほど、ほとんど感じることができなかった。次は看板商品「とこなつ」を頂きたい。

  • JF Shinminato Joseibu Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Hachimanmachi 1-1100
    This diner is operated by the Ladies' Club of the Japan Fishers Association Shinminato Branch. Located in the Shinminato fishing port, one of the major symbols of Toyama, the diner offers good views of the fishing port and the unassuming atmosphere of a port diner. It is notable for serving fresh fish caught that morning. Their most popular item is their special set meal, which comes with generous portions of freshly-caught seasonal fish. The ingredients change every day of the week so that you can always enjoy fresh new flavors. The diner's opens and closes early; it operates from 7:30 a.m. to around 2:00 p.m. Keep this in mind when coming for lunch.
  • Kappo Shigehama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Marunouchi 2-18
    "This Japanese restaurant has been located in the residential area right in front of Himi fishing port since 1940. It offers fresh seafood delivered straight from Himi fishing port as well as casual faire like Himi udon noodles. Its most notable item is its Shigehama Set Meal, which includes a number of the great tastes of Himi to enjoy, including sashimi, grilled fish, and Kabusu-jiru, a regional seafood soup. In the winter, the restaurant offers their ""Buri Course,"" a full-course meal featuring 13 items all made with plentiful amounts of winter yellowtail caught in Himi. The area around the restaurant features a number of tourist spots such as Asahiyama Park and Himi Onsen Village, making it a great place to step for lunch or dinner during a tour of Himi. "

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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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