This area faces the Japan Sea.
Kanazawa is a famous tourist city for its old town, Kenrokuen which is one of Japan’s three major gardens, traditional crafts and culture inherited from the Edo period. Toyama has Tateyama mountains close to Toyama bay. It is also known as a gateway of “Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route” on the Japan Sea side
Kanazawa is a leading tourist city where so many tourists visit from around the world. As a great castle town ruled by an influential leader from the 17th century to the second half of the 19th century, Kanazawa has carried on tradition. The city maintained rows of historical houses and Kenrokuen which is one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens, in addition, various traditional handicrafts and traditional performing arts can be found.
From Shinjuku; take “Hida Takayama Line” on Chuo highway bus, get off at Takayama Nohi Bus Terminal. From Takayama Nohi Bus Terminal; take highway bus for Kanazawa via Shirakawa-go.
Myoryuji Temple was built as a prayer place of the Kaga Clan. Later, Kaga Clan added a number of functions to the temple so that it would work as a lookout post and fort to prepare for invasion of enemy. In order to fool the enemy, the temple has many hidden chambers and stairs. That is why this temple is also called Ninja Temple.
This picture is provided by Kanazawa City
【Access】Take route bus from Kanazawa Station and get off at Hirokoji.
Northern Alps Tateyama Mountain range rises along the southeastern border of Toyama prefecture, and Toyama bay faces the sea on the north. Toyama thrived as a port town of Japan Sea route. It is also known as the entrance of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route on the Japan Sea side.
From Shinjuku; take “Hida Takayama Line” on Chuo highway bus, get off at Takayama Nohi Bus Terminal . From Takayama Nohi Bus Terminal ; take highway bus for Toyama via Shirakawa-go.
In 1954, Industry Expo of Toyama is held to commemorate the completion of war-damage reconstruction. It is a building imitating a 4-story castle, and has been popular as a museum to introduce the history and culture of the region for a half century .
【Access】Walk from Toyama Station
【To Nagano side entrance】
From Shinjuku; take “Azumino Hakuba Line” on Chuo highway bus, get off at Ogisawa
【To Toyama side entrance】
Take Toyama Chihou Railway, from Dentetsu Toyama Station, and get off at Tateyama Station.
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is known as the “Roof of Japan”, the most famous mountain sightseeing route in Japan. The route passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama of the Japan Alps. The route is approximately 90 km long lie between Nagano Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture. It is traversed using a variety of vehicles, such as trolley bus and ropeway, with an elevation change of 2000 meters. You will be impressed by the variety of scenery that can be seen in different seasons. Kurobe Dam the highest arch dam in Japan, Daikanbo Station has outstanding view from the second floor and observation deck atop the station. Muroto is the highest point on the route, there are many places that you can take a walk to.