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Toyama

What is Toyama?

Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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Climate

What to Wear

Jan
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Feb
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Mar
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Apr
Jacket
Jacket
May
Long
Long
Jun
Long
Long
Jul
Short
Short
Aug
Short
Short
Sep
Long
Long
Oct
Long
Long
Nov
Jacket
Jacket
Dec
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Based on the Meteorological Agency "past weather data", created NAVITIME

Getting Around

The relatively new Hokuriku Shinkansen runs from Tokyo to both Toyama Station and Shin-Takaoka Station for around 12,000 yen one way. Local trains and buses branch out across the prefecture from there, with organized bus trips the best way to visit the gassho-style houses.

Getting Around Toyama Prefecture
2017-09-20
Getting Around Toyama Prefecture

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