2 days in Toyama Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Toyama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Toyama Prefecture trip maker

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The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Toyama Castle, admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, and then walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, then visit Gokayama, and then make a trip to Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toyama tour itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Toyama is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Toyama are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Toyama Prefecture travel guide

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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.

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