Hokuriku Shin-Etsu / Chubu

Course to fully enjoy the history and culture of Toyama. Accommodation at Gokayama, a world heritage site.

A recommendation is a tourist course moving around main tourist resorts such as historic villages, Gokayama Gassho-zukuri Shuraku registered as the world heritage and Zuiyuji Temple as one of national treasures. In this course, you can also enjoy shopping at the popular outlet mall or urban shopping mall.

Course to fully enjoy the history and culture of Toyama. Accommodation at Gokayama, a world heritage site.

Complete Process :One night and two days
Tokyo Station
Travel Time:About 161 min

TrainTrain:About 161 min

Shin-takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 10 min

CarCar:About 10 min

Takaoka Daibutsu (huge statue of Buddha)pic
Travel Time:About 10 min

CarCar:About 10 min

Takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Zuiryuji Temple (National Treasure)pic
Travel Time:About 9 min

CarCar:About 9 min

Aeon Mall Takaokapic
Travel Time:About 9 min

WalkWalk:About 9 min

Shin-takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 63 min

BusBus:About 63 min

inn Gokayama Gassho-zukuri Shuraku (Gokayama historic villages) (World Heritage)
Gokayama Gassho-zukuri Shuraku (Gokayama historic villages) (World Heritage)pic
Travel Time:About 30 min

BusBus:About 30 min

Johana Station
Travel Time:About 49 min

TrainTrain:About 49 min

Takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 28 min

BusBus:About 28 min

Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku-Oyabepic
Travel Time:About 38 min

BusBus:About 38 min

Shin-takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 182 min

TrainTrain:About 182 min

Tokyo Station

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Introduction to Spots
Takaoka Daibutsu (huge statue of Buddha)
“Takaoka Daibutsu”, one of the three famous Japanese huge statues of Buddha including that of Nara and Kamakura, was established after a lap of 30 years by sophisticating traditional bronze ware production technology. Its beautifully-made figure is so magnificent to be called the handsomest man in Japan and is an existence symbolizing Takaoka which is Japan’s best bronze ware production town. Total height and weight are 15.85 meter and 65 tons, respectively.
・Website: http://www.takaokadaibutsu.xyz/ (Japanese only)
・Location: Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
Zuiryuji Temple (National Treasure)
Zuiryuji is a famous temple of Soto school known as the family temple of Toshinaka Maeda, the second head of the Kaga Maeda family. Principle temple buildings including Somon gate (main gate: important cultural property), Sanmon gate (temple gate: national treasure), Butsuden (Buddha statue hall: national treasure) and Hodo (lecture hall) were constructed in a straight line, while Zen-do (meditation hall) and Daikuri (kitchen of the temple) were arranged bisymmetrically. These buildings are surrounded by corridor galleries to be connected with each other. This is a typical Zen-style arrangement of temple buildings.
・Website: http://www.zuiryuji.jp/ (Japanese, English, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
・Location: Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
Aeon Mall Takaoka
This is a shopping mall within walking distance from Shin-takaoka Station, in which 16 out of 129 shops are duty free.
・Website: http://takaoka-aeonmall.com (Japanese)
・Location: Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
Gokayama Gassho-zukuri Shuraku (Gokayama historic villages) (World Heritage)
A characteristic feature of a house of Gassho-zukuri (wooden house with steep rater roof) is a structure of steep gabled thatch roof. Most of existing Gasso-zukuri houses were built during the period from late the Edo era to early the Meiji era and the oldest is considered to be built in around 17th century. A view of such houses scattering about a mountain village could say that it is an original scenery of Japan. “Gassho-zukuri Shuraku (village) of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama”, which was registered to world heritage ((vultural heritage) in December, 1995), comprises three villages of Ainokura (Toyama-ken), Suganuma (Toyama-ken) and Ogi-machi (Gifu-ken).
・website: http://www.gokayama-info.jp/ (Japanese, English)
・Location: Nanto-shi, Toyama-ken
Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku-Oyabe
There are shops dealing domestic and foreign brand-named items such as high sense fashion and famous sporting goods and, in addition, shops of local products special to the Hokuriku area. You can experience an attraction of Hokuriku, here.
・Website: http://www.31op.com/oyabe/index.html (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese)
・Location: Oyabe-shi, Toyama-ken