- Toyama Prefecture
Infobox Prefecture Japan
Name = Toyama
JapaneseName = 富山県
Rōmaji = Toyama-ken
Capital = Toyama City
Region = Chūbu
TotalArea = 4,247.22
AreaRank = 33rd
PCWater = 0.1
PopDate = Estimated as of February 1, 2008
Population = 1,104,239
PopRank = 38th
Density = 260
Districts = 2
Municipalities = 15
ISOCode = JP-16
Tree = Tateyama Cedar ("Cryptomeria japonica")
Website = [http://www.pref.toyama.jp/master/02guide/welcome/welcome_e.htm Official Toyama Prefecture Homepage (English)]
Takakazu Ishiinihongo|Toyama Prefecture|富山県|"Toyama-ken" is a prefecture of Japanlocated in the Chūbu regionon Honshū island. The capital is the city of Toyama.
Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity due to abundant water resources. The
Itai-itai diseaseoccurred in Toyama around 1950.
Historically, Toyama Prefecture was
Due to the mergers in the 2000s, Toyama has the fewest municipalities of any prefecture in Japan with 10 cities, 2 districts, 4 towns, and 1 village (before the mergers took place, the prefecture had 9 cities, 18 towns, and 8 villages).
Toyama is a rice field belt that use of abundant water form Mt.
Toyama is famous for its historical pharmaceutical industry which remains a top manufacturing industry in the prefecture in terms of manufacturing shipment value followed by electronic parts and devices (
industrial robots, general machinery, etc.), and metal products (aluminum, copper etc.) manufacturing. [Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry: 2004 Industrial Statistics]
Kurobe damgenerates electricity for the Kansai Electric Power Company. It is located on the Kurobe River in Toyama Prefecture.
Population: 1,104,239 (estimated as of Feb. 1, 2008)
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Tokyo: 3 hr 8 min via
Joetsu Shinkansen, transfer to Hokuriku Main Linevia the Hakutaka Limited Expressat Echigo Yuzawa
Osaka: 3 hr 5 min via
Thunderbird Limited Express
* The Hokuriku Shinkansen Line is expected to be completed in 2014 and will shorten the Tokyo-Toyama trip to approximatley 2 hrs 7 min and the Osaka-Toyama trip to approximatley 1 hr 40 min.
Tokyo: 5 hr
Osaka: 4 hr 10 min
Nagoya: 3 hr 15 min
Tokyo 1 hr Sapporo 1 hr 20 min Fukuoka 1 hr 30 min
Shanghai 2 hr 30 min Via Shanghai Airlines Dalian 2 hr 30 min Via Southern China Airlines Seoul 1 hr 50 min Via Asiana Airlines Vladivostok 2 hr 40 min Via Vladivostok Airlines
* As of April 2008 all international carriers have 3 flights a week with additional flights during peak seasons
UNESCO World HeritageCultural Sites Gokayama Historical Village( Nanto City) National Treasures of Japan Zuiryū-ji Temple( Takaoka City)
*All Japan Chindon Competition (
Toyama City(Toyama Castle Park), Mid April
*Tonami Tulip Fair (
Tonami City), May
*Marumage Festival (
Himi City), May 17
*Sassa Narimasa Sengoku Era Festival (
Toyama City), Late July
*Toyama Festival (
Toyama City), Sept. 1
Owara Kaze no Bon( Toyama City( YatsuoArea)), Sept. 1-3
Mugiya Festival( Nanto City( JohanaArea)), Mid Sept.
Kokiriko Festival( Nanto City(Hakusan Shrine)), Sept. 25-26
*Nanto Toga Soba Festival (
Nanto City( Toga VillageArea)), Mid Feb.
*Trout Sushi ("Masu no Sushi")
*White Shrimp ("Shiro Ebi")
*Matured Yellow Tail ("Buri")
*Firefly Squid ("Hotaru Ika")
*Fish Paste ("Kamaboko")
The sports teams listed below are based in Toyama.
Kataller Toyama(Toyama City)
Toyama Grouses(Toyama City)
Toyama Thunderbirds(Toyama City)
* [http://www.pref.toyama.jp/master/02guide/welcome/welcome_e.htm Official Toyama Prefecture Homepage (English)]
* [http://www.tic-toyama.or.jp/index_e.html Toyama Prefecture International Center (English)]
* [http://jpimg.digital.archives.go.jp/jpg_prg/jgmWeb?%TmpFileDisp%env=jpeg2k_images/ezu/fukenchizu/021_toyama_e.env National Archives of Japan Toyama Map (1891)]
* [http://www.toyamajets.net/ Toyama JETs]
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