Trips & Tours

Toyama ToursToyama city and area tours

A variety of pre-congress tours will be offered. Toyama is close to a variety of very interesting tourist sites such as the Japanese Alps, the famous Kanazawa Gardens and Castle, and other fascinating sites. 

3 Days for Tours

Monday, April 8 - Tuesday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 10

Please contact the below information if you need any assistance regarding the excursion.
IFTA 2024 Excursion Desk: ifta2024_excursion@pcojapan.jp


Monday, April 8, 2023 - 9:30 to 16:30

Kanazawa in spring
A tour to enjoy the graceful samurai culture.

Capacity 42 people - Minimum number of participants 30 people
Price 32,000 yen including tax - see photo page

Register for April 8th: 1 Day tour Kanazawa

Itinerary:
Departure 9:30
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

Kanazawa Castle Park10:40-11:30 *about 50 minutes
Kanazawa Castle Park

11:40 - 12:50 *about 70 minutes
Kenrokuen Garden/garden walk & visit Seisonkaku Villa/In the Ultramarine Room,
Vermillion walls extend from the ultramarine ceiling, creating a brilliantly colored room.

13:00 - 14:50 *about 110
TSUJIKE TEIEN garden/ garden walk & lunch
Walking around Tsujike teien garden, then enjoy lunch

15:05 - 16:00 *about 55 minutes
Nagamachi Samurai District / a beautiful historic preserved area where the samurai of the powerful Maeda clan once reside. Take a stroll back in time and feel the lifestyle of the samurai during the Edo period (1603-1867)

Around 17:00
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

Register for April 8th: 1 Day tour Kanazawa

Recommended
1.A bus tour around Kanazawa city with the theme of Samurai culture.
2.Stroll around Japanese garden famous in Kanazawa such as Kenrokuen garden and Kanazawa Castle park. and visit beautiful and elegant Seisonkaku Villa built by the Maeda family.
3.Enjoy lunch in theTsujike teien garden (The Tsujike family has a connection with the Maeda family.) You can stroll around the garden created by the famous gardener in Kyoto.


Tuesday, April 9, 2023 - 12:30 to 20:00

Visit World heritage site, Gokayama

Spring in full bloom! Visit World heritage site, Gokayama and enjoy Toyama folk songs at the restaurant that are not allowed to first time visitors without invitation.

Capacity 42 people Minimum number of participants 30 people
Price 30,000 yen Including tax - see photo page

Register for April 9th: 1 Day tour Gokayama

Itinerary:
Departure 12:30
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center
↓View from Shinminato Bridge Expressway Kosugi IC Gokayama IC
14:00 - 16:30
Gokayama Gassho no Sato - A Small World Heritage Site
Village Appreciation of ancient Japanese folk songs and guided walk
↓Expressway Kosugi IC Gokayama IC
17:30 - 19:30
Ryoutei Sankaku / Dinner at the Japanese restaurant not open to first time visitors & enjoy local folk song performance of Toyama, Japan

Around 20:00
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

Goyayama photos

Performers of Gokayama folk songs about 10 people
Gokayama local guide 1 person
Performers of Folk song experience of Toyama, Japan about 1-2 people. Depends on the number of participants

Register for April 9th: 1 Day tour Gokayama

Recommended
1.This bus tour explore the historic villages of Gokayama, World heritage site Guided walks will give you a deeper sense of the culture and history.
2.Enjoy the performance of "Kokiriko bushi," a folk song sung specially for the customers for this tour.
3.Enjoy traditional Japanese course dinner at a Japanese restaurant not open to first time visitors while listening to the folk songs of Toyama.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 10:00 to 13:10

Half Day Tour - Hand‐rolled Sushi Experience & Shopping Street Tour

Capacity 25 people Minimum number of participants 16 people Tentative
Price 8,000 yen Including tax)

Register for April 10th: Half-Day tour Sushi making

Itinerary:
Departure 10:00
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

Sushi experienceShopping street tour with a local guide
Select ingredients at a Jibamonya where local vegetables and fruits are sold at wholesale price.

11:00-13:00
Hand‐rolled Sushi experience - cooking and lunch

Around 13:10
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

Register for April 10th: Half-Day tour Sushi making

Recommended
1.Shopping street tour with a local guide
2.Select ingredients at a Jibamonya where local vegetables are sold.
3.Sushi making experience with a guidance by a sushi chef!


Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:40

Toyama Castle Park Walking & Tea Ceremony Experience

Capacity 25 people - Minimum number of participants 18 people
Price 10,000 yen Including tax

Register for April 10th: Half-Day tour Tea ceremony 

Itinerary:
Departure 10:00
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

10:05-10:25
Toyama Castle Park Walking. Enter Toyama Castle and enjoy the view from the keep. An English speaking guide with you!

10:30-12:30
Japanese Culture Experience./ Japanese Sweets Making Experience & Tea Ceremony Experience

Around 12:40
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

Register for April 10th: Half-Day tour Tea ceremony 

Recommended
1. Experience Japanese culture through japanese sweets making and the tea ceremony. Learn how to make japanese sweets from a japanese sweets maker, observe a tea ceremony, learn etiquette, make matcha (powdered green tea), and enjoy the experience of eating japanese sweets.
2. Enter Toyama Castle and enjoy the view from the keep. An English speaking guide with you.

Half day tours


Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 09:20 to 12:30

Enjoy walking around the town of Iwase, a port of call for Kitamae-Bune!

Capacity 25 people - Minimum number of participants 18 people
Price 8,000 yen Including tax

Register for April 10th: Half-Day Walking Tour 

Itinerary:
Departure 09:20
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

10:25-11:40
A local guide will take you to this charming port town lined with the mansions of shipping agents. Enjoy local sake and snacks.

Around 12:30
Dismissal at Toyama Station.

Overview
1. ''Iwase'' flourished as a port of call for shipping vessels(Kitamae-Bune) between Hokkaido and Osaka until the 18th century.
 On this tour, a local guide will take you to this charming port town lined with the mansions of shipping agents.
2. ''Saseki'' is a standing bar operated by Masuda Sake Brewery, a long-established sake brewery in Iwase. We offer local sake and snack sets. Would you  like to find your favorite drink?


Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 09:30 to 14:00

Washi Paper making experience & Etchu-Yatsuo Owara viewing.

Capacity 25 people - Minimum number of participants 18 people
Price 30,000 yen Including tax

Register for April 10th: Paper Making & Etchu-Yatsuo Owara 

Itinerary:
Departure 09:30
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center

10:00-11:10
studio "Keijusha" / Washi Paper making experience

11:15-noon
Etchu-Yatsuo Tourist Center/ Gorgeous and gorgeous floats of Yatsuo・Visiting a culture that flourished through the production of silkworms and raw silk and viewing the Etchu Yatsuo Owara

12:00-12:20
Walking around the town of Yao-machi.

12:30-13:30
Etchu Yatsuo Base OYATSU/ Italian cuisine using wild vegetables from Toyama.

13:30
Departure from Yatsuo Town.

14:00
Toyama Prefectural Civic Center.

The time of return may vary depending on the progress of the tour. This tour will be conducted by bus.

Overview
・A short tour in the town of Ecchu Yatsuo, known for the Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival. The Owara Odori dance can be seen only by the participants of this tour.
・Enjoy Toyama's wild vegetables at "Ecchu Yatsuo Base OYATSU," a renovated warehouse that used to be a paper wholesaler's residence.
・Enjoy the experience of making traditional Ecchu Yatsuo washi paper.


CANCEL POLICY
No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the tour date.
Please understand this in advance.