Toyama Prefecture, located in the Chubu region along the Sea of Japan coast, is a hidden gem known for its dramatic natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The prefecture is dominated by the stunning Tateyama Mountain Range, part of the Northern Japan Alps, offering spectacular hiking and scenic views, especially along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Toyama is also famous for its pristine waters, contributing to its high-quality seafood and sake production. The historic Gokayama area, with its traditional gassho-zukuri thatched houses, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Toyama's capital city, also named Toyama, offers a blend of urban amenities and traditional crafts, including glassware. For foreign tourists, Toyama Prefecture provides a tranquil and authentic experience of Japan's natural beauty and traditional lifestyle.