The Gateway to Northeast Asia

The city of Toyama is centrally located in Japan: one can travel to Tokyo, Osaka or Nagoya in only a few hours via JR train. There are daily flights to Tokyo, as well as international flights to Seoul, Dalian, Shanghai and Taipei. Toyama is an important center of trade and exchange in the Northeast Asian region.


You can get from JR Toyama Station directly to the Conference Center via the city’s convenient trams, or take a leisurely walk past the rows of cherry trees and Toyama Castle Park and arrive in only 15 minutes. A car ride from Toyama Airport also only takes 15 minutes, and on clear days the picturesque view of the Tateyama Mountain Range can be seen from many places in the city. Toyama city’s transportation is well developed, with buses available to surrounding areas.

Eat, See, and Experience

Toyama features a variety of food and restaurant options; from the seafood of Toyama Bay to the wild edible plants of the Tateyama Mountains, you can enjoy delicious local cuisine in every season. Tours allow you to explore Toyama’s unique culture, offering a chance to learn about Toyama’s traditional medicine industry, and sample the famous local trout sushi. Located in the center of the prefecture, Toyama city also offers great access to mountains of Tateyama, Kurobe Gorge, the World Heritage Villages of Gokayama, and the city of Himi.

Wide-area map

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  Transportation Time required
Tokyo Shinkansen (Bullet train) about 2 hours 8 minutes
Highway (Kanetsu-Hokuriku) about 4 hours 50 minutes
Airplane about 1 hour
Osaka Express train about 3 hours
Highway (Meishin-Hokuriku) about 4 hours 15 minutes
Nagoya Express train about 3 hours
Highway (Tokai-Hokuriku) about 3 hours
Sapporo Airplane about 1 hour 25 minutes
Taipei Airplane (international) about 2 hours 55 minutes
Dalian Airplane (international) about 2 hours 15 minutes
Shanghai Airplane (international) about 2 hours 20 minutes

Area map

■ From JR Toyama Station

Bus:Approx. 5 minutes to “Joshi koen-mae” bus stop, and 3 minutes' walk

Walk:Approx. 15 minutes via Joshi Oodouri street to the southRoute map

Tram:Approx. 7 minutes to “Kokusai kaigijo-mae” stationRoute map

■ From Toyama Airport

Taxi:Approx. 20 minutesRoute map

Bus (Airport Bus):Approx. 25 minutes to “Sogawa” bus stop, and 2 minutes' walkRoute map

■ From Highway

From Toyama IC:Approx. 10 minutesRoute map

From Toyama-west IC:Approx. 20 minutesRoute map