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.

Timeline of Toyama

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    The Snow Corridor

    The Snow Wall Walk (Yuki-no-Otani Walk) is a section of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route which is...

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    Kurobe dam

    The Kurobe Dam isn’t exactly a famous tourist attraction among foreign visitors,but,with a large ...

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    Miguriga-ike Pond is in Tateyama Cho Nakanikawa Gun,Toyama Prefecture,at 2405m above sea-level.

Temple and Shrine/Castle/Historical site