The Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route connects the prefectures of Toyama and Nagano. Its most popular point to visit during spring time is Yuki-no-Otani, a massive solid wall of snow...
Toyama prefecture is located in the Hokuriku region and has been renowned from the Edo era for selling medicine.
There are numerous pharmaceutical factories from this history.
Toyoma is also renowned for its rich nature and sea food.
The Tateyama Mountains is one such example of a natural environment, as you can see the beautiful
mountains from the city.
The alpine route running through the Tateyama Mountains is very popular with tourists from all over the world, and the Shomyo Waterfall is the highest in Japan. The Snow Corridor in Otani where you will be surrounded by 20m high walls of snow, the Kurobe Dam and the scenery from the roapway are all marvellous. Toyama is also known as being less affected by earthquakes when compared to the rest of Japan.
Firefly squid in the spring, fatty Japanese yellowtail in the winter are present in local dishes and the legendary "White Shrimp" which can only be seen in the Hokuriku region needs to be tasted when you visit Toyama. Hokuriku Shinkansen will be open in the spring of 2015 and with this it will only take 2 hours between Tokyo and Toyama, making for much better access. The Thunderbird(Express) connects Osaka to Toyama in 3 and a half hours.