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Toyama, located in the heart of Japan, is a doorway to the Japan Sea region.

Toyama Prefecture is located approximately in the center of Honshu, Japan and is bordered by Niigata and Nagano Prefectures to the east, Gifu Prefecture to the south, and Ishikawa Prefecture to the west. Toyama is a topographically impressive prefecture. Mountains wall in the prefecture on three sides and the deep bay rests nestled in the crook formed by the rolling plains. It is a compact prefecture, reaching out in a radius from its capital, Toyama City, only 50 km in each direction.Additionally, with its central position in Japan Sea region and a history laden with contact with the Asian continent, Korean Peninsula, and other rim countries, Toyama is at the center of activities in the Japan Sea region. 


Toyama’s location in the world
Toyama’s location in Japan

Vital Data

  • Geographic Coordinates / Latitude: 36º16”N to 36º59”N, Longitude: 136º46”E to 137º46”E
  • Area / 4,247.34 km2 (90 km east-west, 76 km north-south)
  • Population / 1,090,367 (current as of Oct. 1, 2010)
  • Capital / Toyama City
  • Local Governments / 15 (10 cities, 4 towns, 1 village)
  • International Ties / Liaoning, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Oregon, USA; Primorsky, Russia


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