Sightseeing Spots
  1. The great image of Buddha at Takaoka (Takaoka Daibutsu)
  2. Takaoka Kojo (old castle) park
  3. Amaharashi Seaside National Park
  4. Zuiryu Temple (National treasure)
  5. Takaoka Manyo Historical Museum
  6. Gokayama area designated as world heritage site (UNESCO)
  7. Tateyama-Kurobe alpen route
  8. Kurobe Gorge

* Photos by Takaoka City


1- Takaoka Daibutsu


3- Amaharashi Seaside National Park

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Festivals
  1. Japan Sea Nabe (Hotpot) Festival
    Mid-Jan
  2. Mikuruma-yama Festival
    May 1
  3. Fushiki Float-Fighting Festival
    May 15
  4. Takaoka Star Festival
    Aug 1-7
  5. Owara Kaze no Bon Festival (Yatsuo)
    Sep 1-3
  6. Takaoka Manyo Festival
    Biginning-Oct

* Photos by Takaoka City


2- Mikuruma-yama Festival


4- Takaoka Star Festival

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Traditional crufts
  1. Takaoka bronzecraft
  2. Takaoka lacquerware craft
  3. Inami wood carving
  4. Gokayama Japanese paper making

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Antique shops in Takaoka

Takaoka's industrial development was planned by the Kaga Clan about 400 years ago. In those days, Takaoka was a center for trade with the Asian continent and had a big consumer industry.
Therefore, a lot of antiques remain in the area.

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Take a street car

Street cars remain in only 19 cities in Japan. Running through Takaoka, the smallest of the 19, is the Manyo line.
It might be one of the smallest cities in the world with a street car.
How about taking a change of pace by riding the street car? It's only a 3 minute walk to Sakashita-machi from our inn.

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By bicycle in Takaoka

Ride a bicycle through the wind. You might find something that you just weren't able to notice by car or train.
Free 2 bicycle rentals.

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Visit Japanese cake shops

In order to help develop Takaoka's industries, Toshinaga Maeda, the 2nd lord of the kaga Clan was called a master of Japanese cakes as well as many other things.
Since then, we have been keeping up the tradition, and even now there are a lot of japanese cake shops in Takaoka.



DAIBUTSU RYOKAN
Member of Japanese Inn Group
75 Daibutsu-machi, Takaoka City, Toyama Pref. 933-0034 Japan
TEL:+81-766-21-0075 / FAX:+81-766-22-0075
E-mail: buddha@p1.coralnet.or.jp