A prefecture which retains the unspoiled landscape of Japan with precious nature and the World Heritage site of Gokayama
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
A beautiful mountain route cutting across the Northern Alps from east to west
Walk through this silvery-white corridor with snow walls that soar 20m high
A mystical volcanic lake at a height of 2405m, also known as “God’s Kitchen”.
Kurobe Gorge Railway
A 20 km trip on a trolley train through the picturesque gorge
Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Hamlet
Thatched roof houses in a mountain village covered with deep snow. Feel the history and traditions that have been preserved over time
Japan’s foremost dam drawing a huge arch in front of the magnificent Japanese Alps
At the World Heritage Site, Gokayama, you will encounter a quiet mountain community with a rustic tradition and culture
One of Japan’s Three Great Mountains! The soaring 3000m Mount Tate is a paradise for climbers
The starting station for the tour of the Tateyama Alpine Route.
A forest that has been selected as one of the Top 100 regions for forest therapy with its soaring trees that are several hundred years old
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Popular Food & Drink
Hotaru Ika (Firefly Squid)
A sign of spring in Toyama Prefecture, the taste of this blue-glowing squid is exceptional
Toyama Black Ramen
The dark brown soup with the rich taste packs a punch! The ramen was born with the thought of laborers in mind
Popular even in ekiben (boxed lunches at train stations)! Masuzushi has a refreshing and superior taste
Himi Kanburi (Winter Yellowtail of Himi)
Japan’s finest kanburi harvested in the extremely cold city of Himi. Its round and plump flesh with plenty of fat is the best!
Its peak time is between spring and summer. This is a rare shrimp that has been labeled “The Jewel of Toyama Bay”
The rare shiraebi shrimp of Toyama Bay can be casually sampled in a hamburger!
Takaoka Korokke (Takaoka Croquettes)
A sophisticated Western dish has been made into a taste for the masses, the freshly fried delicious Takaoka korokke
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