What to do and see in Toyama, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

September 9, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best top things to do in Toyama, Japan including Toyama Glass Art Museum, Fugan Unga Kansui Park, Toyama City Office View Tower, Toyama Light Rail, Yatsuo no Machinami, Toyama Castle, Toyama City Tram Line, Traditional Townscape of Iwase, The Suiboku Museum, Toyama Family Park.
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1. Toyama Glass Art Museum

5-1 Nishicho, Toyama 930−0062, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-461-3100
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Reviewed By ExiledDonkey - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

This museum costs ¥200 to visit. You go into the building and the museum is on the upper floors of what I presume is the library. The exhibits were amazing. The colours, the size, and the artistry were amazing. There were numerous members of staff present.
Well worth the cost of entry.

2. Fugan Unga Kansui Park

Minatoirifunecho, Toyama 930-0805, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-444-6041
Excellent
45%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

Fugan Unga Kansui Park

Reviewed By Karen C - Singapore, null, Singapore

A 10 to 15 minutes' walk from Toyama station. We went there in the late afternoon close to sunset. There is a water feature/fountain that releases water at regular intervals with changing and colourful lights. Sakura trees and tulip planters line the sides of the canal and makes a beautiful sight. The Starbucks Café is definitely a highlight. Sit at the outdoor area to enjoy the cool air, beautiful sunset and your coffee. A popular spot with dog owners too.

3. Toyama City Office View Tower

Shinsakuramachi, Toyama 930-0005, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-431-6111
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

Toyama City Office View Tower

Reviewed By lydiaSingapore - Singapore

It is very near to Toyama Castle. Take the lift up , about 9 storey high , you can see the city view and it is 360 degrees view! There is a English brief description up there by turning the knob on a machine. It is free to go up!so take the chance as it is very near city central. From Toyama station is about 10 mins walk.

4. Toyama Light Rail

3-3-45 Jogawara, Toyama 931-8325, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-426-1770
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Toyama Light Rail

Reviewed By louis899 - Vancouver, Canada

Terminal is north end of JR Toyama station.Fare to Iwase is Yen 200.Pay the driver when you exit the car.Machine next to driver allows you to change one thousand Yen note to coins for you to pay driver.Ride is smooth and you get to see local scenes along the way.Journey takes about 30 mins.
At the end of the line to Iwase, you are close to the canal.Just take a walk around Iwase using the map provided to you by the information counter at the JR Toyama station.The beach is also close to the end of the line.
Rail car is very clean and comfortable .It is also very safe. It however has a small capacity but we found it was not full when we used it. Ideal for families with kids.

5. Yatsuo no Machinami

Yatsuomachi Suwamachi, Toyama 939-2343, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-454-5138
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Yatsuo no Machinami

Reviewed By TCFL - Toyama, Japan

Owara Kazeno-bon is one of the traditional festival of Toyama.
You can enjoy listening music and seeing dance here. At night, Owara dancing and singing contest will begin.
And it has many old buildings so you can also enjoy the view of Yatuo. I recommend night's view because it has many bright paper lanterns.

6. Toyama Castle

1-62 Hommaru, Toyama 930-0081, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-432-7911
Excellent
14%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
44%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 383 reviews

Toyama Castle

Reviewed By alanyeo76 - Singapore

First and foremost, if you are driving, there's a carpark right underneath the castle ground. Very easy and convenient for visitors.
The park was quiet when I visit on a weekday morning. Not really a big and grand castle but picturesque!
An hour walk around the park will be enough.

7. Toyama City Tram Line

Toyama, Toyama Prefecture
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Toyama City Tram Line

Reviewed By austranomads - Australia

Some trams actually begin and end within the railway station building which is great when weather not the best. Mainly very modern and can do various circuits of the city.
Trams to the Port area do not originate within the station but are easily accessible on the opposite side of the station.

8. Traditional Townscape of Iwase

Iwase, Toyama 931-8356, Toyama Prefecture
Excellent
21%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Traditional Townscape of Iwase

Reviewed By Julie B

This little seaport town has undergone a wonderful transformation. Many of the buildings have been updated, but in a way to retain their traditional look. Behind the gorgeous facades however, if you delve a bit deeper is a completely functioning artist village. Local craftspeople have set up their studios there making everything from woodcarvings, to pottery to amazing glassware. There is much more than meets the eye in this town. I recommend taking the time to get to know it!

9. The Suiboku Museum

777, Gofuku, Toyama 930-0887, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-431-3719
Excellent
43%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

The Suiboku Museum

Reviewed By BigIsleFoodie - Waimea, Hawaii

This is an elegant building with a huge and beautiful park. For those who appreciate black ink and water painting, this is definitely worth a visit.

10. Toyama Family Park

254 Furusawa, Toyama 930-0151, Toyama Prefecture +81 76-434-1234
Excellent
29%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Toyama Family Park

Reviewed By theronmuller - Nagano

A zoo with a small section containing some amusement park rides and another with spacious Playgrounds, this is an excellent place to spend the day when school is out and the weather is nice. On a rainy day I would recommend visiting somewhere else, though; there isn't much in the way of indoor attractions here. If you're in Toyama for any length of time, rather than pay the 500 yen for one entry, I would recommend getting the year pass for 1,000 yen; that gets you free access to a number of other attractions in Toyama as well. They give you a brochure with details when you purchase the pass.

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