Top things to do in Toyama

Buddhist Temple in Toyama

Chōkei-ji

This hilltop temple has a wonderful outlook, but you've come to see the 500-plus stone statues of rakan (Buddha's disciples) lined up in the forest. It's a serene place, even if all you're contemplating is the shiro…
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 picnic. It's a popular spot with locals in the warmer months and has plenty of att…
Seafood in Toyama

Shiroebi-tei

Locals swear by this high-volume institution on the ground floor of Toyama Station. The staple is shiroebi ten-don (white-shrimp tempura over rice; ¥1200). Order from the ticket-vending machine inside the restaurant…
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 (¥950), 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 t…
Landmark in Toyama

Kurobe Dam

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