Located less than 10km from central Toyama, Toyama Airport (TOY) – 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. On this page you will find the following information:
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 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.
ENTERING & EXITING JAPAN
Toyama Airport primarily handles domestic flights with along with a number of international routes. As such, it is the entry and departure point for some international visitors. Our ‘Entering & Exiting Japan’ page has useful information including visa requirements, clearing immigration and customs and things to take care of while at the airport. For further essential travel information, see our ‘Plan Your Visit’ main page.
Given the continued impact of COVID-19 on global travel, it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest news and requirements. Our ‘Traveling to / from Japan During COVID-19’ page includes information about who can enter, whether you need to quarantine and vaccination passports. For other essential information including the latest COVID and vaccination numbers from Japan, see our ‘Clean Green & Healthy’ main page.
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.
PRIVATE CHARTERS TO & FROM THE AIRPORT
Based in Nagano, we are the region’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator. Operating all year round, we can provide charters to any destination in Central Japan, with customised itineraries to suit your travel needs and interests. We have the expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your time in the region, including transport to and from any regional destination. 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. All vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.
Got a question about visiting Nagano and Central Japan from Toyama Airport? Head to our ‘Charters’ main page or click on the INQUIRY button below, let us know what you need, and we’ll get back to you with a quote.
ACCOMMODATION NEARBY 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.
25 THINGS TO DO AROUND TOYAMA & WHERE TO STAY
Located nearby Toyama Bay, the city and region are known throughout Japan for its fantastic seafood – best enjoyed at a coastal market or at one of the city’s many restaurants. The city itself is modern and energetic and an ideal launching point from where to access the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, Takayama and the North Alps. For tips and suggestions of what’s on offer, see our ’25 Things To Do Around Toyama & Where To Stay’ page.
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JAPAN
For some international visitors, Toyama Airport will be their point of entry when arriving in Japan but as we all know, your trip begins long before your get here as you plan your adventure in this wonderful country. Our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page has everything you need to know about visiting Japan – from tips on the best time to travel, times to avoid, entering and exiting the country, money matters, staying connected, accommodation, staying safe and healthy and plenty more to ensure that you get the most out of your time here.
BOOK WITH US! NAGANO’S NO.1 TOUR & CHARTER OPERATOR
Operating all year round, we are Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator, offering a range of services including group tours, private tours and charters. We can arrange transport including a private vehicle and driver, along with an English-speaking guide, to transport to, from and between any destinations in the region including Toyama and beyond. 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 your adventure in Central Japan and help you discover even more!
Why choose us?
Awarded a 2022 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 and Central Japan.
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