Enjoy the sea and mountains! A burping train trip immersed in the culture of Hokuriku

Toyama Prefecture is located in the central north of Honshu, the center of the Japanese archipelago.

It is surrounded by steep mountainous areas such as the Northern Alps Tateyama Mountain Range on three directions, and the plain swide lying like a deep bay.

Let’s go out to learn the culture of manufacturing that has been quietly passed down for many years in the land of Hokuriku while moving by train to the north to the south.

I’m looking forward to tasting the famous sake produced by the mountain, the seafood, and the clean water.

Sightseeing Vol.1 2020/01/28

【DAY1】Experience Takaoka's excellent metal processing technology

Aino kaze and Yama Railway Takaoka Station

 ↓12 minutes’ walk

Traditional coloring experience at “Orii gallery Hachinozo”

 ↓20 minutes’ walk

Experience making “Tin gami” at “Shimatani Shoryu Kobo”

 ↓25-minute walk

Aino kaze and Yama Railway Takaoka Station

 ↓30 minutes by train

Sightseeing & Hot Water Tour at “Himi”

There is also a direct flight from Tokyo Station to JR Shin-Takaoka Station by Hokuriku Shinkansen, which takes about 3 hours.


It’s a good way to get around Takaoka City, but you can walk around, but the tram is also running, so it’s a good idea to use it well according to your destination.


There are also old townscapes in the city, such as Yamamachi-suji and Kanaya-cho, so take a stroll.


Takaoka’s metal processing is divided into processes, so it’s interesting to see different workshops and completely different work.


In the afternoon, we head to Himi, famous for its hot springs.


Auction tour of “Himi Fishing Port” and taste of yellowtail at “Fish Market Canteen”

 ↓30 minutes by train

Take the sightseeing train “Berumonta” from Takaoka Station on the Aino Kaze and Yama Railway

 ↓30 minutes by train

Jyouhana Line, Jyouhana Station

 ↓25 minutes by bus

World Heritage Bus Ainokuraguchi

 ↓5 minutes’ walk

Visit to “Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village”

 ↓One hour by bus

Lunch & Factory Tour at “Nosaku IMONO KITCHEN”

 ↓15 minutes by bus

JR Shin-Takaoka Station

Himi is famous for its brand fish “Himikanburi”, so it is a must-eat if you visit it in winter.


Once you return to Takaoka from Himi, take the popular sightseeing train “Buronta” towards Hida.


From Jyouhana station at the end of the station, it takes about 25 minutes by bus to the World Heritage Site “Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village”.


Let’s enjoy the original scenery of Japan by leisurely walking through the photogenic village of Gassho-zukuri.


After that, we took a break at The Factory & Cafe of Nosaku, which produces casting items.


The World Heritage bus from Jyouhana Station connects “Nosaku IMONO KITCHEN” from “Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village” and JR Shin-Takaoka Station, so you can move smoothly even if you don’t have a car.

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