Toyama Bucket List: 10 Best Places to Visit in Toyama, Japan
The beautiful town of Toyama is historically known as the center of medicine, and called the “Beautiful Kingdom of Water”, serving one of the best seafood in Japan that attracts tourists. In addition, there are also a lot of best things to do in Toyama, Japan from tulip watching to nature tripping experience. If you are planning to visit Toyama soon, check out our list below of the 10 best things to do in Toyama, Japan.
One of the must-do when visiting Japan is to see the cherry blossom or hanami. When you are around Toyama, there is no best hanami place than the Matsukawa River.
Located at the heart of Toyama, the Matsukawa River is filled with hundreds of cherry blossom trees lining up the river.
Kurobe Gorge Train
Operating from Unazuki to Keyaki Dairi, the Kurobe Valley Trolley Train is the perfect way to experience and explore Japan’s breathtaking nature. The ride runs through 20.1 km and is one of the unique things Toyama has to offer to tourists.
Kurobe-Tateyama Alpine Route
Bring your jackets and sweaters along, and head to the Alps version of Toyama, the Kurobe-Tateyama Alpine Route. Home to the last surviving glaciers in Asia, the Kurobe –Tateyama Mountain is a world-famous tourist destination in springtime and the snowiest part of Japan.
A popular tourist spot in Japan, the Kurobe Dam is the tallest in the country where tourist flocks especially in spring and autumn.
Measuring 186 meters high, the dam was constructed from 1956 to 1963 and is the most well-known hydropower area in Japan.
Gokayama World Heritage Village
Travel back in time as you visit the Gokayama at Ainokura, a World Heritage Village since 1995. The village is famous for its iconic traditional thatched roof dwellings known as the “Gassho-style”.
Today, the village still has 23 functioning gassho-style dwellings, making it feel you are in ancient Japanese times.
Japan has become popular with tourists for its well-maintained ancient castles, and the Toyama Castle will not disappoint. The Toyama Castle is also a popular hanami spot accompanied by its beautiful landscape Japanese garden and has a deep history of over 400 years.
Today, the castle serves as a museum featuring the history and culture of Toyama, and several ancient artifacts are displayed.
Located on the northern bay of the Hokuriku region, Toyama Bay is said to be one of the most stunning bays across the world. Resembling the US San Francisco Bay, the location of Toyama Bay with its beautiful background of the snowy Tateyama Mountain, makes the Toyama Bay a picturesque view of nature.
Toyama Glass Art Museum
A must-visit for art enthusiast travelers, the Toyama City Glass Museum is one of the finest of its kind in the country, showcasing an exquisite collection of contemporary glass art.
Opened its door to the public in 2015, the museum was located at the Kirari Building featuring permanent collections of glass arts, and special exhibitions from various artists globally.
Tonami Tulip Park
For a breathtaking nature experience, visit the vibrant Tonami Tulip Park. The city park is a botanical park filled with a never-ending range of indoor and outdoor blooming and colorful tulips.
The park also hosts an annual event, celebrating the tulip blooms known as the Tonami Tulip Fair.
Last on this list, is a perfect place to get away from the chaotic city life. The Shomyo Falls is one of Japan’s natural wonders, located in the town of Tateyama.
Measuring 350 meters high, the Shomyo Falls is considered the highest waterfall in the country.
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- (2019), Top 10 Tourist Attractions & Best Things to Do in Toyama, Japan, Seeing Japan
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