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TOYAMA PREFECTURE (富山県, Toyama-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu
Honshu
island. The capital is the city of Toyama .

Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan
Japan
Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity from abundant hydroelectric resources. It also contains East Asia’s only known glaciers outside Russia, first recognized in 2012.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Geography

* 3 Municipalities

* 3.1 Cities * 3.2 Towns and villages * 3.3 Mergers

* 4 Economy

* 4.1 Agriculture * 4.2 Manufacturing * 4.3 Energy

* 5 Demographics * 6 International links

* 7 Transportation

* 7.1 Rail * 7.2 Expressway

* 7.3 Air

* 7.3.1 Domestic * 7.3.2 International

* 8 Culture

* 8.1 UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites * 8.2 National Treasures of Japan
Japan

* 8.3 Festivals

* 8.3.1 Spring * 8.3.2 Summer * 8.3.3 Fall * 8.3.4 Winter

* 8.4 Regional Foods * 8.5 Regional sake

* 9 Sports * 10 Sister Regions * 11 Tourism * 12 Notes * 13 References * 14 External links

HISTORY

See also: Historic Sites of Toyama Prefecture

Historically, Toyama Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
was Etchū Province
Etchū Province
. Following the abolition of the han system in 1871, Etchū Province
Etchū Province
was renamed Niikawa Prefecture, but Imizu District was given to Nanao Prefecture . In 1872 Imizu District was returned by the new Ishikawa Prefecture .

In 1876, Niikawa Prefecture was merged into Ishikawa Prefecture but the merger was void in 1881 and the area was re-established as Toyama Prefecture.

The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950.

GEOGRAPHY

Toyama Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west, Niigata to the northeast, Nagano to the southeast, Gifu to the south and Sea of Japan
Japan
to the north.

As of April 1, 2012, 30% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks , namely the Chūbu-Sangaku and Hakusan National Parks; Noto Hantō Quasi-National Park; and six Prefectural Natural Parks.

MUNICIPALITIES

Map of Toyama Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture

Due to the mergers in the 2000s, Toyama has the fewest municipalities of any prefecture in Japan
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).

CITIES

Ten cities are located in Toyama Prefecture: City of Toyama

* Himi * Imizu * Kurobe * Namerikawa * Nanto

* Oyabe * Takaoka * Tonami * Toyama (capital) * Uozu

TOWNS AND VILLAGES

These are the towns and villages in each district :

* Nakaniikawa District

* Funahashi * Kamiichi * Tateyama

* Shimoniikawa District

* Asahi * Nyūzen

MERGERS

Main article: List of mergers in Toyama Prefecture

ECONOMY

AGRICULTURE

In 2014 Toyama contributed approximately 2.5% of Japan's rice production and makes use of abundant water sources originating from Mount Tate . It also has many fisheries along its Sea of Japan coastline.

MANUFACTURING

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.

ENERGY

Kurobe Dam generates electricity for the Kansai Electric Power Company . It is located on the Kurobe River in Toyama Prefecture.

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of February 1, 2008, the population is estimated as 1,104,239.

INTERNATIONAL LINKS

* China
China
, Liaoning Province
Liaoning Province
- May 9, 1984 * Brazil
Brazil
, São Paulo State - July 18, 1985 * United States
United States
, Oregon
Oregon
State - October 19, 1991 * Russia
Russia
, Primorsky Region - August 26, 1992 * India
India
, Andhra Pradesh State - Dec 2015

TRANSPORTATION

RAIL

Tokyo: 2 hr 7 min via Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen

Osaka: 3 hr via Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen
and Thunderbird Limited Express

* The Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen
line is scheduled to extend to Osaka
Osaka
in the future, and will shorten the Osaka-Toyama trip to approximately 1 hr 40 min.

EXPRESSWAY

* Tokyo
Tokyo
: 5 hr * Osaka
Osaka
: 4 hr 10 min * Nagoya
Nagoya
: 3 hr 15 min * Niigata : 2 hr 30 min

AIR

* Toyama Airport
Toyama Airport
(TOY)

Domestic

* Tokyo
Tokyo
: 1 hr * Sapporo
Sapporo
: 1 hr 20 min * Fukuoka
Fukuoka
: 1 hr 30 min

International

* Shanghai
Shanghai
: 2 hr 30 min via Shanghai
Shanghai
Airlines * Dalian
Dalian
: 2 hr 30 min via Southern China
China
Airlines * Seoul
Seoul
: 1 hr 50 min via Asiana Airlines * Vladivostok
Vladivostok
: 2 hr 40 min via Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Airlines

CULTURE

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CULTURAL SITES

Gokayama Historical Village ( Nanto City )

NATIONAL TREASURES OF JAPAN

Zuiryū-ji Temple ( Takaoka City )

FESTIVALS

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Spring

Tonami Yotaka Festival (June) Uozu Tatemon Festival (August)

* All Japan
Japan
Chindon Competition ( Toyama City
Toyama City
(Toyama Castle Park), Mid April * Tonami Tulip
Tulip
Fair ( Tonami City ), May * Marumage Festival ( Himi City ), May 17

Summer

* Sassa Narimasa Sengoku Era Festival ( Toyama City
Toyama City
), Late July * Japan
Japan
Wildlife Film Festival (Toyama Prefecture), Early August

Fall

* Toyama Festival ( Toyama City
Toyama City
), Sept. 1 * Owara Kaze no Bon ( Toyama City
Toyama City
( Yatsuo Area)), Sept. 1-3

Winter

* Nanto Toga Soba Festival ( Nanto City ( Toga Village Area)), Mid Feb.

REGIONAL FOODS

* Trout Sushi (Masu no Sushi) * White Shrimp (Shiro Ebi) * Matured Yellow Tail (Buri) * Firefly Squid (Hotaru Ika) * Fish Paste (Kamaboko)

REGIONAL SAKE

* Tateyama (立山) * Narimasa (成政) * Masuizumi (満寿泉) * Sanshoraku (三笑楽)

SPORTS

The sports teams listed below are based in Toyama.

Football (soccer)

* Kataller Toyama ( Toyama City
Toyama City
)

Basketball

* Toyama Grouses ( Toyama City
Toyama City
)

Baseball

* Toyama Thunderbirds ( Toyama City
Toyama City
)

Rugby Union

* Takaoka Mariners (Takaoka )

SISTER REGIONS

* People\'s Republic of China
China
, Liaoning Province
Liaoning Province
* United States
United States
,