Hokuriku Shin-Etsu / Chubu

Tour to come in touch with the history and culture of Takaoka, Japan heritage site.

A recommendation is a tourist rout moving around historic tourist resorts and shopping spots of traditional craft products and flesh seafood, followed by enjoying a gallery of a cartoonist one of whose works is a comic titled “Doraemon (gadget cat from the future)”, the most popular comic in Japan. You can also enjoy “Doraemon Tramcar” and shopping at a popular outlet mall.

Tour to come in touch with the history and culture of Takaoka, Japan heritage site.

Complete Process :One night and two days
Tokyo Station
Travel Time:About 189 min

TrainTrain:About 189 min

Shin-takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Zuiryuji Temple (National Treasure)pic
Travel Time:About 12 min

CarCar:About 12 min

Fujiko F. Fujio Furusato Gallerypic
Travel Time:About 10 min

CarCar:About 10 min

Kanaya-machi (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)pic
Travel Time:About 8 min

CarCar:About 8 min

Takaoka District Jiba Sangyo Center (Local Industry Center)pic
Travel Time:About 10 min

CarCar:About 10 min

inn Takaoka-shi City Area
Takaoka-shi City Area
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Takaoka Station
Tram Manyo Line Boarding on “Doraemon Tram”pic
Travel Time:About 47 min

TrainTrain:About 47 min

Kaiomaru Station
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Shinminato Kittokito Market (Market of fresh marine products fresh from the sea)pic
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Kaiomaru Station
Travel Time:About 45 min

TrainTrain:About 45 min

Takaoka Station
Travel Time:About 28 min

TrainTrain: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
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
Fujiko F. Fujio Furusato Gallery
The gallery of Fujiko F. Fujio, Cartoonists born in Takaoka-shi, was newly opened on the second floor of the Takaoka-shi Bijutsukan (Takaoka City Museum) in December, 2015. You can see Fujiko F. Fujio’s favorite goods and original images of cartoons used in “Doraemon” and other cartoons, while a special exhibition is held by cooperating with Kawasaki-shi Fijiko F. Fujio Museum.
・Homepage URL: http://fujiko-artgallery.jp/ (Japanese, English)
・Location: Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
Kanaya-machi (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)
The second head of the Kaga Maeda family, Toshinaga Maeda, was spending his life in retirement just after Takaoka Castle was constructed in 1611. He had founders come to Takaoka from Nishibu-kanaya in Tonami-gun in his territory to establish a foundry and took care of them warmly. The foundry industry thus took root in this district to develop Takaoka as a birthplace of foundry. A row of houses in those days with Senbon-goshi (a great number of window lattices of evenly spaced timber bars) are preserved carefully and designated as Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings.
・Homepage URL: http://www/senmaike.net/kanaya/ (Japanese)
・Location: Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
Takaoka District Jiba Sangyo Center (Local Industry Center)
The Center is a strong hold to contact with local industry in the prefecture and is available to experience local manufacturing technologies. History, processes and products of the typical local industry are introduced to tourists and visitors on business.
Special local products sold in the west of Toyama prefecture include: Takaoka copperware, Takaoka lacquer ware, Ecchu Japanese handmade paper, Shokawa woodwork, Inami carving, famous confection, seafood, Himi udon (wheat noodle), etc.
・Homepage URL: http://www.takaokajibasan.or.jp/ (Japanese)
・Location: Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
Tram Manyo Line Boarding on “Doraemon Tram”
In commemoration of “Doraemon’s pre- 100th Birthday Anniversary”, the tram service has started in September, 2012. The service came true with the cooperation of Fujiko F. Fujio Production Co. Ltd. in order to introduce throughout Japan and convey towards the future “dream”, “hope”, “friendship”, “courage” and “great curiosity”, which are constant messages of Fujiko F. Fujio to children through the cartoon from their birthplace Takaoka. The tram with interior and exterior decoration of “Doraemon” images goes and returns between Takaoka Station and Koshinokata Station in Imizu-shi.
・Homepage URL: http://www.manyosen.co.jp (Japanese)
Shinminato Kittokito Market (Market of fresh marine products fresh from the sea)
Seasonal, flesh and various kinds of seafood of Toyama bay, including Shiroebi (Japanese glass shrimp) called as “treasure of Toyama bay”, Kamaboko (boiled fish paste) and other specialties such as Kurozukuri (squid chopped, salted and mixed with its own ink), Masu-no-sushi (trout sushi), slightly salted and dried squid and dried seafood are sold. You can also enjoy flesh seafood in the restaurant.
・Homepage URL: http://kittokito-ichiba.co.jp (Japanese)
・Location: Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture
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