Surrounded by lush green mountains and facing the vast sea,
Toyama Prefecture offers delicious foods from its rich nature.
Toyama Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan in the Chubu region.
Famous for its World Heritage Sites, Gokayama Village and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, it boasts the most spectacular forests in Japan, as well as a rich water source.
Toyama is located in what is known as Japan’s Snow country, and the unique thatched houses in Gokayama are a popular tourist attraction.
Meanwhile, Toyama Bay features clear streams flowing from the Tateyama Mountain Range from an altitude of 3,000m to the deep sea with a depth of 1,000m. Its dynamic terrain fosters some of the finest seafood, which is one of the prefecture’s beloved specialties.
Toyama is also famous for its glassware, having opened a museum specializing in glass crafts. Toyama Glass Art Museum, built by the architect Kengo Kuma in 2015, is itself an exquisite work of art and can be accessed by bus from JR Toyama Station.