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Mysterious Beauty of Toyama Bay

Amaharashi Coast
Amaharashi Coast

Amaharashi Coast

This is a scenic spot from which the 3,000 m-high Tateyama Mountain Range can be seen above the ocean on sunny days. The magnificent view that changes seasonally is breathtaking. Around the 12th century, a famous warrior named Minamoto no Yoshitsune waited there for the rain to stop during his escape. This is the origin of the place name Amaharashi, which means “the rain stops”.

Firefly Squid

Firefly Squid
Firefly Squid

Known for the pale and mystical light it emits, Firefly squid from Toyama Bay are plump and their firm meat and rich innards are delectable. Firefly squid spoil quickly and can rarely be eaten raw, so please take the opportunity to enjoy firefly squid sashimi in Toyama.

Kaiwomaru Park / Sailing Ship Kaiwomaru

Kaiwomaru Park
Kaiwomaru Park / Sailing Ship Kaiwomaru

This ship called “the Lady of the Sea” is open to the public. Nearby attractions include the observatory square and Kaio Bird Park. You can also enjoy aerial walking along the 47 m-high pedestrian passage on the Shinminato Bridge called “Ai-no-kaze Promenade”.

Mirage in Uozu

Mirage in Uozu
Mirage in Uozu

Mirages are natural phenomena that make faraway landscapes appear different; they can seem to be extended or reversed. Mirages appear around 20 times along the coastline of Uozu City from late March to early June. Seeing one is said to be a sign of good luck.

Fixed Shore Net Fishing

Fixed Shore Net Fishing
Fixed Shore Net Fishing

Fixed Shore Net Fishing, an eco-friendly and sustainable fishing method, is an iconic fishing technique used in Toyama Bay, and Toyama is considered one of the birthplaces of the technique in Japan.

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