Toyama Articles

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

The Best Times to Visit Toyama

Photo Cred: Flickr user tsuda 68701696@N00/133375756/Tonami Tulip Fair in Spring  Spring time is a time of relaxation and warming up after the cold winter. What better way to do so than by taking a stroll down the river and enjoying the sakura trees? Or going

First Time in Toyama

Toyama prefecture is particularly great for those that want to experience what nature Japan has to offer. Be it glaciers, mountain trekking routes, or old thatched roof buildings, Toyama is a snapshot of the simple, natural life.Photo Cred: Flickr user Ankur P

Is Kurobe Gorge on Your Must-See List? It Should Be!

via akirafoto/31313422385/sizes/l/ "An open carriage train ride, green mountains, blue water, snow bridges, natural hot springs, happy kids, parents and grandparents. Despite the bucketing rain that drenched us on the way back, a perfect day. " is what is writ

Kurobe Gorge

Kurobe Gorge is a natural gorge in the mountains of Toyama prefecture. It's most famous for its Autumn leaves, but is beautiful at any time! However due to heavy snow, it's only open from May through to November. I went in mid October, which was just when the