- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from
Toyama Airport -
The "Snow Corridor Walk" event, where you can walk through the snow walls, is held after the entire alpine route open i.e. from mid-April to mid-June. The 20 m walls of snow make quite an impact! The total length is 37.2 km, with a minimum difference of 1,975 m.
As general vehicles are not allowed, use the bus or ropeway/cable car for transportation.
July to August is the peak season for nature walks and hiking. There are many wild birds such as the "grouse," said to be messengers of the gods, as well as blooming flowers and alpine plants. Mount Tateyama reflects on the surface of the popular "Mikurigaike Pond," and a heart shape can be seen from a specific spot.
In Autumn, the trees turn red and yellow, and you can see beautiful autumn leaves. The first snow fall is in late October, and in December the alpine route closes for the winter.
Takaoka is the home of Fujiko・F・Fujio, author of "Doraemon." A "Doraemon Tram" runs in the town, and there are photograph spots with artwork and statues in the park and in front of the station.
Hotaruika (Firefly Squid) "Toyama fishing traditions dating from the Edo period"
Namerikawa is a city that overlooks Toyama Bay, where shoals of firefly squid surface annually between spring and early summer. Fishing is done at midnight when the firefly squid move towards the coastline to spawn. Before spawning, fleshy squid are full of umami flavor. The locals have developed a wide variety of delicious methods of preparing the squid for eating.
"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport.
Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.