Welcome to Toyama


In October 2014 Toyama's picturesque mountain-ringed bay was inducted into the Unesco-endorsed Most Beautiful Bays in the World club, making it the second bay in Japan to be awarded this prestigious title, recognising the bay's natural beauty as well as its unique ecosystem. Toyama-wan's nutrient-dense waters are fed from nearby mountains and sustain a wide variety of marine life, including the uncommon hotaruika (firefly squid) and shiroebi (white shrimp). There aren't many opportunities to get out on the water, but sampling the unique seafood of Toyama, celebrated throughout Japan, is a special treat.


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Toyama activities

$287.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tateyama Kurobe Route: Shirakawago, Hida-Takayama from Nagoya

Day 1: After meeting with your tour conductor, you will head to Hida Takayama by bus. It will take almost 3 hours but it will be a comfortable ride. You will have around 2 hours to explore the quaint old streets of the merchant town from the Edo period, which is also known as "Little Kyoto". Also have lunch independently in a local restaurant while strolling, as lunch is not included. If you want to save time for more sightseeing, a lunch box is available if ordered at least 7 days in advance, for an additional fee (JPY 1,000 tax included). Please pay the lunch box fee to a tour conductor in cash on the tour day. The next destination is Shirakawago, a place that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shirakawago is famous for the farmhouses that represent Japanese traditional architecture. The structure of the houses is called “Gassho-zukuri”, which refers to the shape of the roof that looks like a person's hands put together for praying. You will spend about 90 minutes there walking around and taking pictures before heading to your accommodation in Toyama prefecture. Your accommodation will be at APA Hotel Toyama. After arriving, enjoy your dinner individually in one of the local restaurants of your choice near Toyama Station, as the dinner is not included in the tour fee. Day 2: After your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Nagano prefecture, where you can enjoy snow even during the spring in Japan. The first stop in Nagano prefecture is Tateyama; from here, it takes you only 7 minutes by cable car to go to Bijodaira. Once you arrive at Bijodaira, you will ride on another highland-exclusive bus to go to Murodo, where the Snow Wall Otani is located. You will be able to see the snow wall from late April to middle of June (until 22nd June in 2018).  After taking your time to feel the cold, brisk air and walk around at the Snow Wall, you will ride on a bus to head to Daikanbo. At Daikanbo, you will take the rope way for about 7 minutes to get to Kurobedaira. Then, you will change to a cable car for 5 minutes to go to lake Kurobe. At lake Kurobe, you will have the opportunity to walk around and see Kurobe dam, a giant hydropower plant, which is very popular for its extraordinary view. After 15 minutes of strolling at Kurobe dam, you will be taken to Ogizawa and then Azumino by bus. Azumino, where you will be able enjoy shopping, is the last destination of the tour. At the end of the tour, you will go back and stop at Nagoya station at around 20:20.

$295.94 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Shirakawago and Hida-Takayama Bus Tour

After meeting with your tour conductor, travel by bus for approximately 4 hours with breaks on the way, heading to Gifu prefecture. First, you will stop at Nyukawa for about 30 minutes to rest and go shopping before heading to Hida Takayama, the first main destination. You will have the chance to explore the quaint streets of this small town, which is also known as "Little Kyoto" for about 60 minutes. If you want to save time for more sightseeing, optional lunch meal boxes for the first day, which will be served on the bus, are available for purchase only in advance (at least 1 week before the departure date). It can be 1) Lunch box with specialties of Shinshu (now Nagano Prefecture) for JPY 1,050 or 2) "Miso Dengaku" lunch box including konnyaku (yam cake with miso spread) for JPY 850. Both contain grilled fish, simmered vegetables and steamed rice. Please pay the lunch box fee to a tour conductor in cash on the tour day. Tax is included. The next destination is Shirakawago, a place that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shirakawago is famous for the farmhouses that represent Japanese traditional architecture. The structure of the houses is called “Gassho-zukuri”, which refers to the shape of the roof that looks like a person's hands put together for praying. You will spend about 60 minutes there walking around and taking pictures before heading to your accommodation in Toyama prefecture. Your accommodation will be at APA Hotel Toyama. After arriving, enjoy your dinner individually in one of the local restaurants near Toyama Station, as the dinner is not included in the tour fee.  On the next day, after your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Nagano prefecture, where you can enjoy snow even during the spring. Firstly, you will proceed to Tateyama to start the journey by cable car, which will take about 7-minutes. Once you arrive at Bijodaira, you will ride on another highland-exclusive bus for around 60 minutes to head to Murodo, where the Snow Wall Otani is located. You will be able to see the snow wall from late April to middle June (until 22th June in 2018). After that, you will ride on the trolley bus to pass though the Tateyama tunnel and head to Daikambo Ropeway station. Then you will take a ride on the ropeway for approximately 7 minutes to Kurobedaira, where you can get a fantastic view of the natural wonders. After a short rest, you will take a cable car for 5 minutes to Lake Kurobe, famous for its emerald green water. Thereafter, you will head to Kurobe Dam on foot to take a look at a giant hydropower plant, which is very popular for its extraordinary view of surrounding Kurobe Gorge. Then, you will ride on a trolley bus to head to Ogizawa. From there, you will be picked up by the coach bus to visit to Azumino for a 25-minute shopping break before heading back to Shinjuku. The approximate arrival time is between 19:30 and 20:00.

$320.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Shirakawago & Takayama 2 Days Tour from Tokyo

ItineraryDay 1: Alps Street Hirayu---Hida Takayama---ShirakawagoStop At: Hirayu Onsen, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu【Alps Street Hirayu】●Resting and ShoppingDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Hida-Takayama Tourist Information Center, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu【Hida Takayama】●Walk around the nostalgic street (free time)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Shirakawago, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu【Shirakawago】●Walk around the World HeritageDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overi\night at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Toyama Ekimae (Toyama city)*Twin room onlyDay 2: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine RouteStop At: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama Prefecture, Hokuriku, Chubu●TATEYAMA ⇒<Tateyama Cable Car/ 7 mins>⇒ ●BIJODAIRA⇒<Kogen Bus/ 50 mins>⇒ ●MURODO (Experience the Otani Snow Walk within the altitude of 2400 metres, lunch at own expense/ Around 60~90 mins)⇒<Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus/ 10 mins>⇒●DAIKANBO⇒<Tateyama Ropeway/ 7 mins ⇒●KUROBEDAIRA⇒<Kurobe Cable car/ 5 mins>⇒●LAKE KUROBE⇒<Walk/ 15 mins>⇒●KUROBE DAM⇒<Trolley Bus/ 16 mins>⇒●OGIZAWADuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$59.51 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour - Specialities from all over Japan in Nihonbashi

Book a tour to enjoy flavors from all over Japan in Nihonbashi.Travel to Japan and visit the prefectures, Fukushima, Mie, Shiga, Toyama and Nagasaki, without leaving Nihonbashi in Tokyo! Enjoy sushi, sake, craft and other specialty foods from all over Japan! On this tour you will be taken to shops of five different Japanese prefectures, from up north to down south. Sample regional specialty foods whilst enjoying the beautiful crafts displayed in each shop.Highlights • Feel like you have visited five of Japan's prefectures without leaving Tokyo! • Enjoy the interiors of each shop, whilst sampling their specialty foods. • In Nihonbashi Toyamakan you can enjoy regional craft while you eat sushi and drink sake!Attractions • Nihonbashi Fukushimakan Midette • Mie Terrace • Nihonbashi Toyamakan • Cocoshiga • Nihonbashi Nagasakikan