Model Course 2

Area North of Toyama Station

Take the Suijo Line and Portram, and enjoy Toyama’s abundant nature and old port town

1. Starting at Toyama Station’s North Gate, take a leisurely walk (about 10 min) to Fugan Unga Kansui Park. There you can enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the most beautiful Starbucks in the world, while admiring the pleasant scenery at the water’s edge.

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2. Jump on the Fugan Suijo Line (leisure boat cruise), and head out towards the ocean, arriving at the Iwase Canal Hall. The electricity-powered boat glides silently along the canal surface, allowing you to relax peacefully while taking in the beautiful nature and birdlife along the way. (Wi-Fi is also available on the boat!)  Website≫  

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3. From the hall, walk 15 min to the Toyama Port Viewing Platform, where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Iwase and the port from 20 m above the ground. Of course, the stunning Tateyama Mountain Range can be seen rising in the distance.

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4. Once you’re done, come down and take a short 10-min stroll to the 19th Century Mori Residence and Shipping Agency, a must when you’re in the Iwase area. This “Important Cultural Property” Edo style residence was the home and office of one of the leading shipping agency families in Iwase.

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5. When you’re finished, walk 15 min to Higashi-Iwase Station and catch the Portram back to Toyama Station North Gate (about 20 min).

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Approximate cost
(Fugan Suijo Line, Portram, plus entry to the Mori Residence.)