ToyamaToyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and even a glacier! The port capital has an international history and a rich seafood culinary tradition, and of course, Toyama is home to the UNESCO site "Ecchu Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village" with it's perfectly preserved thatched-roofed houses. This prefecture may be tiny (only 50km across) but it has many hidden gems to offer the adventurous traveler.
Places to visit in Toyama
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Kansui Park is a 9.7ha park associating the rich nature of Toyama and the history of Fugan Canal.
Gokayama Historical Village
In December 1995, this village was registered as an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Visitors can see thatched-roof (gassho-zukuri-style) houses here, examples of an old Japanese farmhouse style. Gokayama Village houses 23 Gassho-style houses, many of whic
First opened in 1899, this is the largest train terminal in Toyama city. The building includes a department store, food hall and restaurants serving Toyama's famous seafood products, such as shirohebi (white shrimp). As of 2015, the station is a major stop for
Starbucks Coffee (Toyama Kansui Park)
This Starbucks, situated within Toyama Kansui Park, was awarded the "Best Store Award" in 2008 by the Starbucks Company for its beautiful store design. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the Tenmonkyo Bridge and the canal.
Takaoka Old Castle Park
This park is built on the remains of Takaoka Old Castle, which was constructed in 1609 by Lord Maeda Toshinaga.
Founded in 1948, this sushi restaurant serves fresh seafood and is renowned for its long history. With just one shop in the beginning, they have now expanded to three shops, all in Toyama. Because the main focus here is on the taste of the sushi itself, all sh
Located right beside Toyama station, this restaurant serves one of Toyama's signature produce: shiroebi, white shimp. Shiroebitei's two best-known dishes are shiroebi tendon, white shrimp tempura rice bowl, and shiroebi sashimidon, white shrimp sashimi rice bo
Entajiso offers indoor/outdoor public hot-spring baths and traditional multi-course meals. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and guests stay in Japanese-style rooms.
Guest House YAMASHITA-YA
Featuring free WiFi, Guest House YAMASHITA-YA offers accommodation in Nanto, 30 km from Kanazawa. Free private parking is available on site. Shirakawa Village is a 40-minute bus ride away. Free transfer to the Gokayama area is pro
Toyama Daiichi Hotel
Toyama Daiichi Hotel provides 5 restaurants and cosy rooms with free WiFi, a 5-minute walk from the Toyama International Conference Centre. It features a 24-hour reception, a souvenir shop and a hairdresser.
Hotel Park Inn Toyama
Located a 5-minute walk from JR Toyama Station, this hotel features simple guest rooms and daily complimentary breakfast. Free coffee is also available throughout the day for guests. Free WiFi can be used in all areas.
APA Hotel Tonami-Ekimae
Only a 1-minute walk from the JR Tomani Station, APA Hotel Tonami-Ekimae features rooms with a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Massages can be requested at a charge.
Toyama Manten Hotel
Boasting large public baths that look out to the Tateyama Mountains, Toyama Manten Hotel is located just a 1-minute walk from Sakurabashi tram stop. It is a 3-minute tram ride from JR Toyama Station.
Hotel Crown Hills Toyama
Hotel Crown Hills Toyama offers accommodation in Toyama. Private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom equippe