Tateyama Mountains: Top 3 Viewing Spots
Visitors to Toyama will be struck by the impressive sight of the Tateyama Mountains running across the horizon. Located at the northern of the Hida Mountain Range – often referred to as the North Japan Alps – this is Japan’s tallest mountain range and a striking backdrop to the city.
These are our recommendations of where to view the mountains:
1 / Toyama City Hall Observation Tower: is the most convenient point to get a great view of the mountains. Hours very slightly but the tower is usually open from 09:00 to 21:00 (weekdays) and 10:00 to 21:00 (weekends/public holidays) from April until October. From November to March, the tower is open 09:00 to 18:00 (weekdays) and 10:00 to 18:00 weekends/public holidays).
2 / Kurehayama Park Observatory/Park: located 10 to 15 minutes drive to the west to Toyama Station, the observation deck offers outstanding views of the mountains to the east and Toyama Bay to the north. It is accessible at all times of the day.
3 / Amaharashi Coast: the rugged coast of Toyama is famous for its views of the sea set against the mountains. To access the Amaharashi Coast, take the JR Himi Line from Takaoka Station, disembark at Amaharashi Station and walk 5 minutes to reach the coast. Accessible all times of the day.
09:00/10:00 to 21:00
The Toyama City Hall Observation Tower can be easily reached on-foot from Toyama Station. Exit via the Main Exit and follow the signs to the tower - less than 10 minutes