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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.

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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! Howeve...Read more

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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) house...Read more

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Takaoka Big Buddha

Takaoka Big Buddha is one of Japan's most famous Buddha statues, and its reconstruction lasted 26 years.Read more

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    Kansui Park

    Kansui Park is a 9.7ha park associating the rich nature of Toyama and the history of Fugan Canal.Read more

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    Toyama Station

    First opened in 1899, this is the largest train terminal in Toyama city. The building includes a department store, food hall and restaurants servin...Read more

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    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 des...Read more

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    Takaoka Old Castle Park

    This park is built on the remains of Takaoka Old Castle, which was constructed in 1609 by Lord Maeda Toshinaga.Read more

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    Sushi Ei

    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 no...Read more

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    Sushi Tama

    This restaurant is a local chain of “conveyor belt” (kaiten sushi) sushi restaurants. Each plate is designated with a price and at the end, the ser...Read more

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