Toyama, a small description


Toyama is the capital city of Toyama prefecture, a lush and prosperous agricultural area and a developed industry.

It resides in the greater Hokuriku area, and is bordered by the Sea of Japan on the north side and the beautiful Tateyama mountain range to the south-east, which consist in the greater range of the Hida mountains, referred to as the Japanese Alps. Mount Tate is one of the 3 most highest mountains of Japan, along with Mt. Fuji and Mt. Haku.

Not many know from history that Toyama was part of the Kaga domain, during the Tokugawa shogunate and Edo period, and was the biggest feudal domains during the shogunate and ruled by Maeda clan. Maeda Toshiie, the most famous ruler of the region was a retainer of Oda Nobunaga and a close friend of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He was as well member of the Council of Five Elders appointed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to help rule Japan.

With the abundant water supply from Mount Tate, Toyama prefecture has long been renowned for its agricultural capacity, contributing in 2014 Toyama with approximately 2.5% of Japan’s rice production, and becoming a leader in hydroelectric power supply industry.

Beside that, there are many special landmarks around the area which show the rich Japanese culture and beauty. Some of them are the Kurobe Dam, Gokayama village, Toyama castle, Takaoka Kojo Park, Himi beach site, Tateyama mountain range, Kaiwomaru Park and many more.

If you are traveling to Japan, Toyama Prefecture is a perfect place where japanese culture and nature are harmoniously combined together.