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Toyama Prefecture (富山県 Toyama-ken) is in the central Chubu region of the main Japanese island Honshu.

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Visit Toyama is the prefecture's official multilingual guide site.

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Map of Toyama (prefecture)

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  • 1 Gokayama — World Heritage Site famous for its gassho-zukuri houses
  • Kurobe Gorge -In Kurobe city. Notable for having a unique truck train that goes about half way up the gorge, but also for great hiking and hot springs. Access from Unazuki Onsen station.
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - A remote link between Nagano and Toyama through a string of several unique forms of transportation constructed to give access to Kurobe dam. Access from Tateyama station (near Toyama) or Shinano-Omachi near Matsumoto.

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Tiny 1 Toyama Airport   in Toyama (TOY IATA) has flights from Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul and Taipei.

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Toyama is connected to Tokyo (2 hrs) and Kanazawa (30 min) by the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line. There are stations at Toyama, Takaoka and Unazuki Onsen.

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Suganuma Village
  • Oyabe - a traditional field festival, onsen spot
  • Namerikawa - water skiing and hang-gliding, scenic views
  • Himi - secluded seaside fishing village with excellent fish market
  • Gokayama - deep in the mountains near the border with Gifu, has a couple of well-preserved gassho-style thatched-houses villages

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