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Toyama Travel Guide, Japan

Toyama is a prefecture city of Japan situated in the region of Chubu near the Honshu Island. This city is the main industrial sector along the Japanese sea coast. Here people enjoy low rates of electricity due to abundance of water resources. The current population of this city is 1,105,312. Toyama is located at the middle of all the activities of the Japan Sea region.

This city offers the most popular and significant villages known as Gokayama and Shirakawa which also come under Japan’s UNESCO heritage sites. These sites are situated in front of Shogawa river valley and stretches towards the border of Gifu which further connects to the Toyama city. Shirakawa is a beautiful village located in Gifu. These villages are best known for their archeological style sights. This style is popularly known as the Gassho-zukuri and is totally a handmade construction.

Toyama travel-guide, Agriculture

This country is responsible for the production of the best quality rice due to the large water resources which originate from Tateyama mountain.

Toyama travel-guide, Manufacturing

Toyama is popular for its ancient pharmaceutical industry. Along with this, it is also famous for making the best quality shipment parts. This country is well known for the manufacturing of electronic parts and the devices including industrial robots, machinery, and metal products made of aluminum and copper.

Toyama travel-guide, Energy

The Kurobe dam of this city is responsible for generating electricity with the help of Kansai Electric Power Company. The Kurobe River is situated in Toyama city making it very attractive.

Toyama travel-guide, Transportation

This city is connected to many important cities through highways. Tokyo is 4 kms away from this city and connected via Joetsu Shinkansen and also connected to Hokuriku through the express of Echigo Yuzawa. Osaka is also connected to this city through Thunderbird Limited Express and almost 4 kms away from the city. The upcoming project is Hokuriku Shinkansen Line which will be completed in 2014. This route will help reduce the distance between Tokyo and Toyama with about 3 hours. It will also reduce the time to get to Osaka by 2 hours. Toyama airport also connects various cities and almost 50 flights leave for different destinations.

Toyama travel-guide, Festivals

In spring, the children’s competition is very famous, and it takes place in Toyama Castle Park in the month of April. Another famous festival of this city is Era Festival which occurs in July.

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