Located less than 10km from central Toyama, Toyama Airport – also known as Toyama Kitokito Airport – mostly handles domestic flights with a small number of routes servicing international destinations including Korea, China and Taiwan. Most international flights to and from Toyama operate between April and June.
Being located nearby Toyama City, the airport puts visitiors within easy reach of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line – running from nearby Kanazawa to Tokyo via Nagano. Being close to Kanazawa Station, Toyama is also within easy reach of the Limited Express Thunderbird – running to Kyoto and Osaka via Fukui.
Given the efficiency of the Japanese public transport network, using the train to travel to and from Toyama to destinations including Tokyo, Nagano, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Osaka will be the best option for most travelers; while using flights from the airport to more distant destinations, such as Sapporo in Hokkaido, will be substantially faster than using the train network.
Toyama is a small, regional airport with a single four-level terminal building. As such, navigating the airport is simple. There are multiple flights each day and moving to and from the airport is easy. Check-in and airline counters are on the first floor while departure gates – both domestic and international – are on the second floor.
For visitors wanting to head straight from the airport to any of the region’s attractions and destinations, arranging a private charter is a great option for doing so directly from the airport. As Nagano’s No.1-rated charter and tour operator, we can arrange transport for couples and families along with large groups of up to 44 people per vehicle – see below for details.
Getting to/from Toyama Airport
Passengers flying in or out of Toyama can use the airports shuttle bus to reach nearby Toyama Station – 25 minutes / JPY410 – with services running every 30 to 60 minutes. For further information, please refer to the bus timetable from/to Toyama.
Alternatively, a taxi from the airport to Toyama Station takes around 15 minutes with rental cars also available at the airport. For visitors wanting to head straight from the airport to any of the region’s attractions and destinations, arranging a private charter is a great option for doing so directly from the airport.
For visitors wanting to head straight from the airport to any of the region’s attractions and destinations, arranging a private charter is a great option for doing so directly from the airport – see below for details.
Getting to Nagano from Toyama Airport
To reach Nagano City from the airport, take the shuttle bus or taxi to Toyama Station and transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen. There are four services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line – the Kagayaki, Hakutaka, Asama and Tsurugi – however only the Kagayaki and Hakuata services connect Toyama and Nagano.
Using the Kagayaki, the journey from Toyama to Nagano Station takes 45 minutes / JPY7440 or 60 to 70 minutes / JPY6710 using the Hakutaka.
Accommodation In & Around the Airport
Visitors flying in or out of Toyama Airport, might want to consider staying nearby including in central Toyama. For hotel bookings nearby the airport, please refer to the following accommodation listings on our ‘Toyama Area’ hotel page.
Highlights & Recommendations Nearby Toyama
Toyama is the nearest major city and train station to the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. As such, it is a gateway to one of Japan’s most iconic and remarkable landscapes. Open to the public from mid-April to late-November, the Alpine-Route is most famous for its towering Snow Walls – at their best from opening in April until early-June – while also blessed with outstanding hiking through summer and autumn.
Kurobe Gorge is another of the region’s most beautiful landscapes, best experienced riding the open-air Kurobe Gorge Railway. At its most spectacular during autumn, Kurobe Gorge can be enjoyed while staying overnight a Unazuki Onsen.
From Toyama, destinations including Takayama and its historic old town, the World Heritage-listed villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, and the stunning alpine valley of Kamikochi are within easy reach. For further tips and suggestions, please refer to our ’25 Things To Do In & Around Toyama’ page.
Located nearby Toyama, don’t forget to also explore the many attractions of Kanazawa. Kenroukuen Garden is regularly cited as one of the most beautiful in Japan, while the adjoining Kanazawa Castle Park, Nagamachi Samurai District and Higashi Chaya District retain a strong sense of the history and tradition of the city.
Kanazawa is also home to one of Japan’s best seafood markets – the Omicho Fish Market – and many outstanding restaurants, galleries, museums and shopping.
For further tips and suggestions, please refer to our ’25 Things To Do In & Around Kanazawa’ page.
Private Charters & Tours
Based in Nagano City and operating all year round, we are Nagano’s No.1 rated charter and tour operator, offering a range of services including private charters along with private and group tours.
Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule including transport to and from any ski resort in the region.
We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!
Why choose us?
Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano.
Got a question about arranging a charter or tour from the airport? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get planning together!