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North part of Toyama city

If you are really interested in Toyama and have a half-day to spare, this area is led by Toyama... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
A retro side trip.

The Iwase district of Toyama was a thriving port town from the beginning of the Edo Period... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Feb 7, 2019
“North part of Toyama city”
Aug 6, 2017
“Deadsville on Saturday night. ”
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Iwase, Toyama 931-8356, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

If you are really interested in Toyama and have a half-day to spare, this area is led by Toyama Light Rail, street car run from Toyama railway station (north exit) to Iwasehama beach. This area reserves ancient village, with big houses for merchandisers of kelp...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We went out to the beach after we got back from the kurobe mountain gorge. After the beach we went looking for this street where supposedly shops and restaurants should be. Everything was closed except for two deserted restaurants. I don't know if it was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank jeroenb652
Reviewed February 21, 2017

The Iwase district of Toyama was a thriving port town from the beginning of the Edo Period (1603-1867), serving the Kitamae cargo ships that crossed the Sea of Japan. I was really just wandering around listlessly, and had no inkling how I ended up with...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank teddyiris
Reviewed December 16, 2016

back to edo or sengoku jisai? i walk here many times and each time find something i did not see before. each time learn,a new lesson

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank F4023NZalbertos
Reviewed September 14, 2016

The townscape of Iwase shows some great examples of old timber houses and traditional shops along the seaside.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

We got off the Iwase Station on the Toyama Light Rail and walked along the traditional street. We came across Mori House, the owner of which was in shipping from Iwase to Hokkaido. We paid a modest entrance fee (I think 100 yen), and a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank chastu
Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had a few hours to fill, when overnighting for the Alpine Route. We spent a pleasant couple of hours wandering around down here. Late afternoon, no one about (tourists or locals it seemed) but some interesting architecture and streetscapes.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank impossible50
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Went in the afternoon on an autumn day, and it got dark by 5 pm with literally no visitor on the road. Limited old buildings compared other similar towns like Takayama and Obuse. It makes a nice side trip from Toyama city as it is...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank SpringinApril
Reviewed October 8, 2015

The port is interesting because signs are in Japanese and Russian. Locals say that Russian sailors left behind a fair smattering of their DNA during their visits here. The old town is a street with lovely traditional buildings.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank BigIsleFoodie
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This little seaport town has undergone a wonderful transformation. Many of the buildings have been updated, but in a way to retain their traditional look. Behind the gorgeous facades however, if you delve a bit deeper is a completely functioning artist village. Local craftspeople have...More

Date of experience: June 2013
4  Thank 928JulieB
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