Places to Visit

The Folk Village of Toyama offers greenery and Toyama culture

At the foot of the Kureha Hills are several museums: an exhibit of folk craft at the Folk Art Museum, a historical home transferred here for the Thatched Roof Folk Art Museum, Museum of Ceramic Art, Museum of Medicine Peddlers, an exhibit of the local-born India ink artist Takamura Gyujin at the Memorial Art Gallery of Gyujin Takamura, and more. The architecture of each building is a work of art, turning this area into a miniature theme park.
Adults 630 yen, children 320 yen / Open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed Mondays and day after holidays, year-end and New Years. / 076-433-8270

From JR Toyama Station take the bus for Shin Sakuradani. Get off at Anyobo (10-min. ride) and walk 10 min.

Village of Toyama

Chokei-ji Temple

Chokei-ji Temple greets its visitors with 500 images of Rakan statues

On your visit to the Toyama-shi Folk Village, make sure you walk over to the adjacent Chokei-ji Temple. More than 500 images of Rakan (Buddha's disciples who attained Nirvana) await your visit. The different expressions on the statues will soothe your mind and soul.

Matsu-kawa Riverside Sculpture Park enlightens visitors with cherry blossoms

A path covered with plants lies along the Matsu-kawa River which runs south of the Toyama-jo Castle. Along the river are 28 statues of prominent novelists related to the prefecture. If time permits, you can enjoy a tour of the riverside statues aboard a cruise boat (1,500 yen for 30 min. Closed Mondays). The park is especially beautiful when flowers are in full bloom.

From JR Toyama Station, walk south for 10 minutes.

Sculpture Park

Toyama-shi offers

Observation Deck at the Municipal Office of Toyama-shi offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city

The municipal office attracts attention with its modern building in the shape of a triangular atrium. The top floor is open to the public as an observation gallery, attracting tourists and local young couples day and night. The elevator takes visitors to this observation deck where the view extends from the city to Toyama Bay and Tateyama.
Free Admission / Open April - October Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., November - March Monday - Friday 9 a.m. 6 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

From JR Toyama Station, walk south for 10 minutes.

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