EtchuA UNESCO-Designated Festival & Shopping
With this route, learn about the UNESCO-designated Intangible Cultural Heritage of the festivals of Nanto and Takaoka Cities, and stop by an outlet mall as well, to enjoy both traditional culture and some shopping.
- 01Johana Hikiyama Festival Floats Museum (Nanto City)
- 02Crossland Oyabe (Oyabe City)
- 03Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe (Oyabe City)
- 04Takaoka Mikurumayama Museum (Takaoka City)
- 05Himi Seaside Botanical Garden (Himi City)
- 06Himi Ban-ya gai(Himi City)
Johana Hikiyama Festival Floats Museum (Nanto City)60min
This building features a permanent display of the magnificent hikiyama and iori-yatai floats used in the Johana Hikiyama Matsuri festival, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2016. The exhibit is accompanied by sorrowful iori-uta music, and the lighting switches to provide a virtual experience of the festival at night. Nationally-designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset.
579-3 Johana, Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture Tel.: 0763-62-2165 - Closed for year-end and New Year’s holidays - Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Admission fee: 510 yen for general public, 300 yen for high school and university students and older), free for middle school students and younger
Crossland Oyabe (Oyabe City)120min
The 118-meter-tall Crossland Tower offers a panoramic view over the dispersed settlement of the Tonami plain and the majestic Tateyama Mountain Range.
10 Washigashima, Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture Tel.: 0766-68-0932 - Closed Wednesdays (or the following day in case of holidays), December 29 through January 3 - Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) (Please contact the Crossland Tower for details.)
Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe (Oyabe City)60min
This is the Hokuriku region’s first genuine outlet mall, located in the city of Oyabe in Toyama Prefecture. The Park offers carefully selected, high quality products of famous Japanese and foreign brands and concept stores at outlet prices.
972-1 Nishi-Nakano, Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture Tel.: 0766-78-3100 - Opening hours Shops: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Restaurants: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Food Court: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Takaoka Mikurumayama Museum (Takaoka City)60min
At the Takaoka Mikurumayama Museum, a base for strolls through Takaoka, allows visitors at any time of the year to enjoy the Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival, a Nationally-designated Important Intangible and Intangible Folk Cultural Asset inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2016. Museum visitors can learn about the history of the festival through a variety of exhibits.
47-1 Moriyama-machi, Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture Tel.: 0766-30-2497 - Closed Tuesdays (or the following day in case of holidays) and for year-end and New Year’s holidays - Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entrance at 4:30 p.m.) - Viewing fee: 300 yen for general public, free for middle school students and younger
Himi Seaside Botanical Garden (Himi City)60min
Located on the “Matsudae Beach” with its white sand and green pines – depicted in the 8th century Man’yoshū collection of poems – the garden consists mainly of tropical and subtropical plants. There is also a restaurant with a 360˚ panoramic view.
3583 Yanagida, Himi City, Toyama Prefecture Tel.: 0766-91-0100 - Closed Tuesdays and for year-end and New Year’s holidays (open every day in July and August)
Himi Ban-ya gai(Himi City)90min
This market consists of a number of eating places offering foods that can only be savored locally, including conveyor-belt sushi with fish directly from Himi Fishing Port, Himi udon noodles, Himi beef and Himi curry. There are also fish shops with fresh fish caught locally, elaborate processed foods and many other seafood delights from Toyama Bay.
25-5 Kita-Omachi, Himi City, Toyama Prefecture Tel.: 0766-72-3400 - Closed January 1. - Opening hours vary from shop to shop. Please call for details.
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It takes around 1 hour and twenty minutes from Johana Station to the Historic Village of Shirakawa-go on the World Heritage Bus.
It takes around 1 hour from Himi Ban-ya gai to Nanao Station on the Waku-Liner.