Toyama 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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Toyama Food Guide

MasuzushiMasuzushi is a type of boxed meal, that is frequently sold at train stations for long rides. It is a pressed sushi, served with salted and vinegared trout, along with vinegared rice, and all wrapped in a bamboo leaf. Historically, it is known for bein

Toyama Access Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user foooomio 123468106@N03/14894581628/Train Railways are a major means of transportation in Toyama; the prefecture has three main lines with Ainokaze Toyama Railway, JR Line and Toyama Chiho Railway. Ainokaze Toyama Railway runs through t

Toyama 1-day-tour Itinerary

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a famous day-trip travel destination for Toyama, as it is relatively straightforward and is beautiful regardless of the time of year (though it is closed during the peak of winter). You can also enjoy it from either way: goi