The Fascinating Toyama Bay
The Fascinating Toyama Bay
Viewpoints along the Toyama Bay
(Viewed from the coast at Nadaura)
Abugashima is the largest island in Toyama Prefecture. It has a rare ecosystem consisting of plants representing the southern limit of the subarctic zone or the northern limit of the temperate zone, in addition to the native species.
Amaharashi Coast and Meiwa
Meiwa is a uniquely-shaped rock located about 50 m off Amaharashi Coast.
The Arisoumi, including Meiwa, has been nationally designated as one of the scenic sites of Okuno Hosomichi, a classic written by haiku poet Matsuo Basho.
Kaiwomaru, or Lady of the Sea, was constructed as a training sailboat in 1930.
When her 29 sails are fully raised, she is a truly marvelous sight.
The Shinminato Bridge is 3.6 km long including arched areas, and the main pillars supporting the bridge are 127 m high. It is one of the largest cable-stayed bridge on the west coast of Japan. The scenery viewed from the promenade for pedestrians and cyclists is also astounding.
A monument has been placed in the Kaiwomaru Park in commemoration of having joined the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club.
The Fugan Canal Kansui Park
The Fugan Canal Kansui Park is a waterfront space surrounding the Fugan Canal that leads to Toyama Bay.
At the end of the canal, there is a boarding deck of Fugan Suijo Line cruise connecting central Toyama and Iwase, a bayside area.
Hotaruika Museum (Firefly Squid Museum)
You can enjoy learning about the ecology of firefly squid and mystery of Toyama Bay in this experience-based museum.
From March 20 to May 31, you can watch bioluminescence of alive firefly squid up close.
The Uozu Buried Forest Museum
In this museum, visitors can learn about the buried forest and the mirage. The ancient buried trees which were found near the seashore of Uozu are maintained and displayed.
Since Uozu is known for mirages seen over the bay, the mechanism of mirage is also explained in the museum.
Ishida Fisherina Pier
This public marina, adjacent to a bathing beach, has moorings for leisure boats and the fishing pier extending out into the sea.
Many anglers gather here hoping for a big catch.
Japanese Cedars in Sugisawa
(Sawasugi Nature Museum)
Japanese cedars fed by the one of Japan's 100 best spring waters fantastically grow in clusters.
This is a rare place where the plants favoring warm climate and montane plants are seen at the same time.
This natural beach of pebbles stretching about 4 km from east to west is remarkable for emerald green seawater.
You can find raw jadestone washed up on the beach. It is also a lovely spot to watch the sunset.