Tourist Information

About Toyama 

 

1. Aluminium in Japan 

The first practical applications of aluminium took place at the Osaka Arsenal in 1894. Since then, aluminium has become a foundation of Japanese infrastructure such as transport (e.g. Shinkansen), heat exchangers, construction (e.g. LNG tanks), electrical engineering (e.g. hard disks), and packaging (e.g. cans). This lightweight, 100 percent - recyclable metal is growing significantly in importance toward the sustainable society in Japan. 

 

2. Toyama & Aluminium 

Toyama prefecture's abundant industrial water and stable power supply are the reasons for development of Japan aluminium industry in this region since 1930s. At present, 27% of aluminium extruded materials and 35% of architectural aluminium materials are produced in Toyama Prefecture. These aluminium products from Toyama were used in TOKYO SKYTREE® that is the tallest tower and the second tallest structure in the world. 

 

3. World Heritages: Historic Villages of Gokayama 

The beautiful mountain scenery created by rice paddles, fields, stone walls and these thatched-roof houses is the original scenery of Japan. Houses with thatched roofs known as “gassho-style” are an extremely rare form of dwelling which can only be seen in this part of Japan. 

 

4. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route―“Roof of Japan” 

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine (pronounced “Alpen”) Route passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama in the Japan Alps. It is traversed using a variety of vehicles with an elevation change of 2400 meters from Toyama Prefecture to Nagano Prefecture. 

 

5. Blessing of nature, a Treasure Trove of Food 

Toyama Bay has a prime location for marine life, and nutrient-rich water washed out to sea from the 3,000m-high Tateyama Rangesmakes for plump seafood, and with only a short distance between the fishing grounds and the port, the fish have no time to lose their freshness – I t's just like taking fishes from a fish tank! 

 

 

Climate in Toyama 

It will be steady and comfortable weather during the conference (September). However, the temperature might vary between different regions, especially high-altitude mountains, please bring some warm clothes with you during the outdoor events. 

●Average temperature: 24.0℃ 

●Average precipitation: 125mm 

●Highest temperature: 28.2℃ 

●Lowest temperature: 20.3℃