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Nature Spots in Takaoka / Himi Area

  • 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.
  • Toyama Bay
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Prefecture
    "This bay is located in southern northern area of the Hokuriku region. The largest open sea-inner bay on the Sea of Japan, it is famous for the abundance of fish and its mirages. You can see the majestic landscape of the 3,000 meter-high Tateyama Mountain Range from the bay. Arisomi, one of the settings of ""Oku no Hosomichi"" (The Narrow Road to the Deep North), has been designated as one of Japan's most scenic spots. In addition, the submarine canyon called Aigame where the water suddenly becomes deep is the perfect home for fish. Various fish can be caught because of the warm and cold currents that flow into Toyama Bay, uniquely allowing you to get fresh tastes of firefly squid that flock around the coast while emitting a pale blue light, and translucent glass shrimp."
  • Yoshitsune Iwa
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Ota
  • Miyajima Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Oyabe-shi Myogadaki
    "This valley is famous for the four different waterfalls that spread out as wide as Niagara falls. The area around the first falls alternates between hard and soft rock layers, resulting in a number of ""giant's kettle"" phenomena. These giant's kettles are now designated Toyama National Natural Monuments."
  • Goi Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Fukuokamachi
  • Konadegawa Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Oyabe-shi
  • Takado Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Himi-shi Terao
  • Terao Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Himi-shi Terao
  • Amahara Kaigan Matsuda E no Nagahama
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Takaoka-shi
  • Kurikaratouge
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Prefecture Oyabe
  • Sanpomine Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Takaoka-shi
  • Shimao Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Himi-shi Shimao
  • Matsuda E no Nagahama
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Himi-shi Kubo , Yanagita , Shimao

Toyama Main 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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