Tateyama town map
Green Park Yoshimine
Green Park Yoshimine is a huge natural park covered with forest and hot spring that you will surely enjoy. It is equipped with cottages, camping places, natural hot springs, restaurants, and meeting rooms.
Aside from that, you can enjoy all of the seasons here. In Spring, you can join a mountain herb festival for celebrating harvest of edible wild plants and herbs. In Summer you can enjoy camping. In Autumn you can see Autumn colored leaves and enjoy the Outdoor Festival. In Winter, you can experience wearing Snow Shoes and “Nabe Jiman Festival” which is a competition to select the best Nabe (Japanese one-pot meal for Winter) and enjoy eating them.
Green Park Yoshimine website
Etchu setoyaki (Etchu pottery) is a traditional industrial art, which represents Toyama. They make high-quality ceramics that even Steve Jobs favored it. People come here to see“Etchu setoyaki ”, and experience making it. There are regularly held ceramic arts classes and you can get advice from a ceramicist.
Konchu Okoku (Insect Kingdom) Tateyama Tateyama Shizen Fureai Kan
This is a facility where you could enjoy seeing natural insects such as Japanese rhinoceros beetles and fireflies. You could enjoy the “Insect Friendship class”, a shop which sells local agricultural produce and the “Making handmade buckwheat school”. Shinsui Park is a common spawning place for dragonflies and fireflies. There are a lot of learning opportunities and events held here. Also they are available outdoor barbecue spots.
Konchu Okoku website
This is also a part of the “Oyama-jinja Shrine” and its official name is “Oyama-jinja Shrine Maedate-shadan”. This has been designed as an important cultural property of Japan.
On the top of “Oyama” there is “Tateyama-choujou-minehonsya”. However, it is unavailable in the Winter season, so “Maedate-shadan was built at Iwakuraji in order to pray throughout the year. The shrine is surrounded by very tall trees and you could feel quite spiritual from the atmosphere. “Iwakura-Oyama-jinja Shrine festival” is held on April 8th and November 3rd.
Iwakura-Oyama-jinja Shrine website
The Togari Mountain, that takes its name from its particular shape, can offer you a wonderful view from its 559 meters. The mountain road leads to the top where you can enjoy the landscape, from the Tateyama Mountain in the East to the Toyama plain in the west.
Joganji Heights Sports Park
Joganji Heights Sports Park is next to the “Clean Center”. This combined facility is equipped with a heated swimming pool, training gym and tennis court. Also, there is an outdoor square and playground apparatuses that, you could enjoy throughout the day with family and friends.
Toyama wide area Clean Center Observation Deck
From the observatory which rises 80 meters above the ground, you could enjoy the location facing the Tateyama Mountain , the Toyama Bay and pastoral landscape. It is open from 9am to 5pm except the period between late in December and early in January. Furthermore, you could enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the observatory.
This is the first dam that was built in Toyama in 1974. It is built with rocks from the mountainous area. Around this area, you could enjoy the view that is full of rich nature. Thus, in Spring, it is famous for cherry blossoms and in Autumn, it is famous for the changing of the leaves.
Daikanbo Nature Park
Daikanbo is an area where the mountain’s altitude is 325 meters above sea level. From here, you can see both the mountains and the sea. The vicinity is equipped with lounges, campgrounds, natural trails, and parking areas. In the east you can see the Tateyama Mountain and in the west you can see the Toyama Plain, the Toyama Bay and the Noto Peninsula.
This waterfall is located in the Mushidani-gawa River which is a branch of the Shiraiwa-gawa River. It is one of the Natural Treasures of Toyama. It is also surrounded by a huge forest where the human activities are absent, and where you can surely feel the power of nature.
Tateyama Town Buried Cultural Property Center.
Tateyama Town Buried Cultural Property Center is not only for managing relics and remains but also for helping people learn the history and culture of this town. In here, you can see the exhibition of some of the models, pictorial diagram, illustrations and artifacts from an excavation. In addition, you can also experience making Japanese jewels, braids and earthen vessels. These activities charge for admission and you need to book them beforehand.
Jouganji-gawa Park is located in a river bed of Joganji-gawa River. This park is 28ha wide, and equipped with a baseball park at the center, a plaza tennis court, a horse-riding ground and a place for barbecue. In addition, it is also famous for its beautiful cherry blossoms along the embankment road. During the cherry blossom season, it is an ideal place to enjoy cherry blossom viewing in the evening under the light of paper lantern.
Tateyama-marimo Green Algae (belonging to the genus Cladophora)
This green algae was named as the “Tateyama-marimo green alga” from its location. From examining the DNA, this green algae has been verified as a new species. It is rare but also uniquely beautiful. In April of 1997, it has been designated as a Protected plant.