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Toyama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is the city of Toyama.Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity from abundant hydroelectric resources. It also contains East Asia’s only known glaciers outside Russia, first recognized in 2012.HistoryHistorically, Toyama Prefecture was Etchū Province. Following the abolition of the han system in 1871, Etchū Province was renamed Niikawa Prefecture, but Imizu District was given to Nanao Prefecture. In 1872 Imizu District was returned by the new Ishikawa Prefecture.In 1876, Niikawa Prefecture was merged into Ishikawa Prefecture but the merger was void in 1881 and the area was re-established as Toyama Prefecture.The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950.GeographyToyama Prefecture is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west, Niigata to the northeast, Nagano to the southeast, Gifu to the south and Sea of Japan to the north.Use our Japan trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Toyama Prefecture.
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Top Toyama Prefecture tours
Shirakawago & Gokayama Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with Private Driver BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $349
Duration: 7 hours
Shirakawa-go Charter Car Tour (Kanazawa departure) with English-speaking Driver BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $308
Duration: 6 hours
Snow Adventure in TATEYAMA (2 hours) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $82
Duration: 3 hours
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