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  • Kintaro Onsen
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    3.5
    115 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Toyama Uozu-shi Tenjinnoshin 6000
    A hot spring district located in Uozu, a city famous for its mirages. The district's hot spring was dug from 1,000 meters below the surface in 1965. This sulfur-containing sodium-calcium-chloride spring generates an abundant flow. The area became famous after the Tokyo Olympic Village headquarters were moved to the site. The district was given its name by Shichihei Ishiguro, founder of the district's only hot spring hotel (also called Kintarou Onsen), in the hope that bathers would become as strong and brimming with health as the legendary Kintaro. The waters of the source spring are high temperature-reaching 75° C-and are said to treat burns, skin diseases, and nerve pain.

    Kintaro Onsen is slightly off the beaten track in Uozu. It a complex of highrise buildings set in rice fields, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It may be a challenge to access if not driving (and...

  • Kurobe Dam Rest House
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    3.5
    100 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    Located on the eastern shore of Kurobe Dam, this rest house features great views of magnificent Lake Kurobe. The rest house's famous Kurobe Dam curry has a roux is tinted green with spinach to reflect the color of the lake's surface, while the while the rice is piled in a fan shape to look like the dam. The children's dam curry, which is topped with pieces of fried chicken representing the dam's Garve sightseeing boat, is also very popular. The rest stop also offers desserts which incorporate the dam's traits, such as their shatter zone chocolate mousse. In addition to serving food, the rest house also features a Kurobe Dam souvenir shop and a rest space.

    Partial view of the dam can be view from the rest hse. Had hot meals n drinks jus before departing to omachi. Prices r of good value for the amt served. Friendly service rendered

  • Kurobe River Electric Memorial Museum
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    3.5
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Kurobe-shi Kurobe
    "This memorial museum is dedicated to the theme of water that connects the people and nature-wrapped town of Kurobe, with its connection to the ""treasure chest of water,"" the Kurobe river. In addition to the theme of water, it also exhibits information on the trolley railway, the history of electric power development, and the construction of the Omachi Tunnel and Kurobe Dam. The rest theater offers a variety of films on the people who have protected Kurobe, and connected legends."

    Kurobegawa River Electricity Memorial Museum is located just opposite the train station. Information relating to the development and construction progress details can be found inside the museum...

  • Uozu Aquarium
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    Staying some 30 minutes apart from Toyama, it is a nice spot to visit with the family. While is it small, lots of species are presented. Penguines and fur seals are there as well, they will make your...

  • Tateyama Ropeway
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    4.5
    53 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Buna Slope Foreign Forest
    This ropeway covers the 1,700 meter horizontal distance and 488 meter vertical distance between Daikanbo and Kurobedaira on the Kurobe Alpen Route. It is notable for having been built without support pylons in order to maintain the scenery and protecting the environment. It is also Japan's longest unsupported ropeway. Passengers can enjoy great 360-degree panoramic views of the Ushiro Tateyama Peaks to the East, the great slopes of Daikanbo to the west, and Kurobedaira Station and Lake Kurobe below. Depending on the timing, you may be able to see the Garve sightseeing boat that operates on Lake Kurobe. In the autumn sightseeing season, the mountains are carpeted in red autumn foliage, creating a magical scene.

    This ropeway links between Kurobedaira and Daikanho. The distance is 1.3 km, and it takes 7 minutes. From the ropeway, you can enjoy a panoramic view of mountains party covered with snow.

  • Sea Station Shinkiro
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    3.5
    59 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Uodushi Muraki Buddhism 2500-2
    Featuring lively events and sale of Uozu specialty goods and fresh sea fare taken up at Uozu Port, Toyama Prefecture, Sea Station Shinkiro is quite active early in the morning. Haggling and buying goods is a fun time, and early morning meals or beach-grilled foods are popular too. It is held on the second and fourth Sunday every month, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., so check before you go. Seven minutes by car via Uozu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Twice a month there is a Sunday morning fish market here. Not big, but VERY interesting, with the possibility of eating absolutely fresh fish and soup. Cheap, fun and generally entertaining. Friendly...

  • Sakana no Eki Ikuji
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Shopping
    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Ikuji Nakaku 265
    This market is a 12-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway's Kurobe Interchange. The market is comprised of two buildings; the Toretate-kan, which offers fresh fish and processed seafood, and the Dekitate-kan, which has restaurants and a take-out corner. At Chargrilling Restaurant Kokaito, diners can choose any of the fresh-caught seafood from Kurobe fishing port or Ikuji salted fish (a local delicacy made by the Ladies' Club of the JF Kurobe fishing cooperative) on offer and chargrill it themselves. We also recommend the local craft brew, Shozu Monogatari.

    We were driving from toyama to nagano and decided to stop by someplace for lunch. Stumbled across this place on TripAdvisor and decided to try it out! No regrets! In itself I believe its an...

  • Uozu Buried Forest Museum
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    The 2000 years old ceder forest under the water was discovered and they display some of them here. Touching 2000 years old dead trees is somewhat moving. They also have the mirage related displays...

  • Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    It was a wet day so rather than heading up the Alpine route for hiking we had a musuem day. The ticket office sells a joint ticket to see two other museums or so within walking distance. One is down...

  • Ooiwasan Nissekiji Temple
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    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawagunkamichimachi Oiwa 163
    "This temple, a 15-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway's Tachikawa Interchange, was built by Gyoki in 725. Part of the Tateyama mountain worship faith, it had become a large, well-known temple with 21 shrines and 60 monks by its peak. The temple declined after being set ablaze by Uesugi forces and losing many of its treasures and records to the fire. However, the temple hall was later rebuilt and served as the as the family temple for many generations of the Maeda Clan. The temple grounds contain a great deal of sights to see. These include Buddhist carvings and statues such as the Oiwa Nissekiji Sekibutsu, a nationally designated historic site, and the Oiwa Nissekiji Magaibutsu, an important cultural property. The temple, which venerates Fudo Myoo as the main object of worship, is beloved by the nickname ""Oiwasan no Ofudosan."" "

    Interesting place to visit but didnt manage to explore the area fully . Although they had a area map , it is not as clearly label at site. If they would put up more directional signage on site , it...

  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Beechzaka outside 11 national forest Murododaira Hei
    This underground trolley bus, the only one of its kind in Japan, operates in the 3.7 kilometer-long Tateyama Tunnel that runs right under Mt. Oyama, the main peak of Mt. Tate. It is notable for how it runs on electricity provided by overhead lines, just like a train. This prevents exhaust gasses from accumulating inside the tunnel and also helps protect the natural environment. The trolley bus departs every 30 minutes and reaches the next station in about 10 minutes. Riding inside the long tunnel that connects Daikanbo Station with Murodo Station almost feels like exploring a cave. Sightseeing information is broadcast on the intercom during the ride, which increases passengers' excitement for the upcoming parts of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route.

    Its a wonderful 1.5 hour backyard tour visiting the control room and service station of the Tateyama Tunnel trolley bus locate at Murodo station. Structure and parts of the bus were displayed...

  • Tateyama Highland Bus
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Buna Slope Foreign Forest
    These busses operate between Bijodaira Station and Murodo Station on the Kurobe Alpen Route, a vertical distance of around 1,500 meters. Mt. Tateyama's Murodo-daira, an area that sees some of the world's heaviest snowfall, is famous for Yuki no Otani. These massive snow walls can be seen from April to June. It is a stunning sight to watch the 20 meter-tall walls pass within centimeters of the busses' windows. Many passengers got off at one of the bus stops along on the route to enjoy its many attractions. These include the area's massive Tateyama cedar trees, a viewing platform where visitors can see Shomyo Falls, and more. Informational videos that provide information on these attractions play on monitors inside the bus.

    Am besten sitzt man rechts, wenn man von Murodou hinunter nach Bijodaira fährt, dann erhascht man einen besseren Blick auf den Shomyo-Wasserfall (unser Bus hielt nicht an dem dafür vorgesehenen...

  • Unazuki Beer Hall
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    3.0
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Unadukimachioritate 687
    This craft beer brewery is an eight-minute drive from the Hokuriku Expressway's Kurobe Interchange. The brewery also has an attached restaurant where they serve Kurobe's local craft brew, Unazuki Beer. The lunch buffet, which is only open from April to November, offers diners a variety of dishes made with local ingredients to enjoy to their heart's content along with Unazuki Beer. Across from the restaurant is a farmer's market, Unazuki Shokusaikan, where visitors can purchase the original merchandise and local specialties.

    Three types of beers Alto, Bock, and Kelsh. The Alto was crisp and light, Kelsey was light and fruity and maybe a bit metallic, and the bock was the star of the show with sweet and caramel sugar...

  • Kuronagi Onsen Ryokan
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Toyama Kurobe-shi Unazukimachi Kuronagi
    This hidden hot spring is only accessible by a long walk after a ride on the trolley train. Discovered in 1645, this hot spring was allowed to be developed by the Kaga domain in 1863, meaning it has a long history as a hidden mountain hot spring. It has one of the largest outdoor baths of Unazuki Onsen hotels along Kurobe Gorge Railway, and the water type is mildly alkaline simple spring. In addition to overnight stays, they are open to day trip use.

    My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in August on the 20th through the 22nd. We had such a wonderful time. The owner or manager was such a pleasure to meet and the entire staff was so pleasant...

  • Mirage Land
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Toyama Pref. Uodushi Sanga 1181-1
    This multi-purpose park with Japan's biggest seaside Ferris wheel is a 10 minute drive from Dentetsu-Uozu Station. In addition to attractions including a merry-go-round and a tea cup ride, the park has a number of facilities for family fun, including a barbequing area and tennis courts. Their water park area features a lazy river pool, a kiddy pool suitable for small children, and more. In addition to a petting ranch where guests can ride and feed the ranch's ponies, there is also a spacious turned area where people can enjoy activities such as park golf, or just relax.

    富山県内で唯一の遊園地です。昔からあるので老朽化感はありますが、それも雰囲気があって良いです。季節によってはイベントでナイト遊園地が開催されたりします。

  • Kajika
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Kurobe-shi Unazuki Onsen 330-19
    This restaurant is famous for its Kamameshi pot rice. Located about a one-minute walk from Unazuki Onsen Station, it's also a long-time favorite with locals. Each serving is made with care, one by one, on order, and their popular dishes include oden, sashimi, and various meal sets. They wide-open tatami seating is also perfect for family mealtimes.

    I love the setup of this restaurant, you can sit on the lunch bar, or you can choose to sit on the seating area (no chairs, only low table and you sit on the tatami) Variety of freshly cooked food...

  • Sakae Shokudo
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Shimonikawagunasahimachi Sakai 647-1
    Sakae Shokudo in Asahi Town, Shimoniikawa County, Toyama Prefecture is a famous restaurant for the local specialty tarajiru (cod soup). A building with countryside atmosphere, it stands on National Route 8 which is also called Tarajiru Kaido. Its tarajiru for which large chunks of cod are stewed in white miso (soybean paste) has a mild taste but not fishy taste. This superb and hearty dish has both simplicity and the dynamics of a unique fisherman’s dish. There is a range of menu items including oyakodon (a rice bowl with chicken and eggs), katsudon (a rice bowl topped with cutlets) and set meals. The side menu items are help-yourself style from a display case.

    昔ながらの、アルマイト製金のなべにタラ汁が一人前で出てくるのには仰天〜 シャレ気は全くない地元のまかない漁師料理。 出汁が良く出ていて、ゴボウがポイントの斬新料理。美味しかったです。量が女性にはハンパないくらい多いです。

  • "Panorama Restaurant ""Kosai"""
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Namerikawashi Nakagawara 410 Hometown Museum of Firefly 2F
    This restaurant is located on the second floor of the Hotaruika Museum adjacent to the Namerikawa fishing port. The ocean-facing side of the restaurant features an all-glass wall that allows diners to enjoy views of Toyama Bay along with their food. Their cuisine is made with a variety of ingredients that represent Toyama Prefecture, including fresh seafood from Toyama Bay, Toyama-buta pork, and more. In particular, the restaurant is popular with tourists for its great selection of fried, tempura, and other dishes made with firefly squid, the area's specialty. Each July, the restaurant extends its hours so that guests can watch the fireworks launched from the shore during the Hometown Ryugu Festival.

    ほたるいかミュージアムの隣にあります。ホタルイカをいろいろな食べ方で出してくれるレストランです。海側は大きなガラス張りで、日本海を眺めながら食事をとることが出来ます。 蛍烏賊御膳とホタルイカのパスタを頂きました。御膳にはホタルイカの天ぷらや酢の物もついていて、パスタも含めてなかなか食べられない、食べ方でホタルイカを味わうことが出来ました。

  • Tateyama Museum of Toyama
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji 93-1
    This museum is a 45-minute drive from JR Toyama Station. Located inside Ashikura Temple at the foot of Mt. Tateyama, the museum conducts and exhibits the results of comprehensive academic research into the relationship between the natural environment and people of Tateyama. The museum's massive 13-hectare grounds are divided into three zones; Kyokai (World of Teachings), Seikai (World of Holiness), and Yukai (World of Play). Each zone features a number of different facilities, including the Tenjikan Exhibit Hall and the Yobokan Hall. The museum's exhibits also include a bronze statue of Sakra designated as an important cultural property and a collection of items related the Tateyama faith designated as important tangible folk cultural property.

    映画点の記で剣岳山頂において発見された銅製の錫杖が展示されている。 立山信仰の概要が大体わかるので良い。女人禁制であったために姥堂が立てられそこに行くために布橋が架けられたが、廃仏毀釈によりほとんどが破壊されたとのこと。 立山信仰の歴史を知るにはよいところだが、ブナやカモシカ見てもあまり面白くないな

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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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