Top things to do

Buddhist Temple in Toyama


This hilltop temple has a wonderful outlook, but you'll come to see the 500-plus stone statues of rakan (Buddha's disciples) lined up in the forest.
Park in Toyama

Kansui Park

This immaculately maintained park built on reclaimed land around Toyama's canal and lock system is a wonderful place for a stroll or a picnic. It's a popular spot with locals in the warmer months and has plenty of a…
Seafood in Toyama


Locals swear by this workman-like institution on the 3rd floor of Toyama Station. The staple is shiroebi ten-don (white shrimp tempura over rice; ¥740). There's a picture menu.
Irish Pub in Toyama

Pot Still

This Irish pub has a weird name and an even weirder sign, but more importantly it has Guinness on tap, killer fish and chips (¥900), pool, darts and a foreigner-friendly environment.
Museum in Toyama

Toyama Municipal Folkcraft Village

Here you'll find folk art, ceramics, sumi-e (ink brush paintings) and more in a cluster of hillside buildings. Toyama's free Museum Bus (10 minutes, hourly from 10.30am to 4.30pm) can get you here, from in front of …
Landmark in Toyama

Kurobe Dam

This massive dam completed in 1963 is central to the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route.