Tonami City Tourist Information
A Year-round City of Flowers
April through MayDispersed Settlement✕Tulips
Tulips are one of the most common flowers planted in flowerbeds. Bulb production began in the Taisho Period (1912 – 1926). Tonami City is one of Japan’s top producers of tulip bulbs both in terms of quantity and quality. The scenery of colorful tulip fields spreading out in the dispersed settlement is a signature spring view of Tonami.
April through MayYume-no-taira Narcissus Watching
200,000 narcissus plants
Just around the time when tulips are in full bloom, about 200,000 of narcissus plants bloom at the Yume-no-taira Ski Resort.
AprilShogawa Gorge Cherry Blossom Festival
An area of densely growing native Edohigan cherry blossom trees unusual for the Hokuriku Region characterized by heavy snowfalls
More than 100 native Edohigan cherry blossom trees grow on the hillside of the commonly called Mount Mukai located at the bank of Shogawa River. This is extremely rare for an area in the mountains of Hokuriku Region characterized by heavy snowfalls.
JuneRanjyo-no-mori Japanese Water Iris Festival
One of the largest water iris gardens in Japan, this garden features 700,000 water iris plants of 600 kinds as well as narcissus, hydrangea, and rabbit-ear iris plants.
OctoberYume-no-taira Cosmos Watching
Cosmos plants swaying in the wind
The hearts of visitors are soothed by the one million cosmos plants completely covering the ski slopes of Yume-no-taira Ski Resort. The location also offers a panoramic view of the dispersed settlement.
Year-roundTonami Tulip Gallery
The only facility in the world where visitors can see blooming tulips throughout the year. Take a relaxing break at the café.
Address:100-1 Nakamura, Tonami City TEL:0763-33-7716
Year-roundTonami Tulip Park
The annual Tonami Tulip Fair has been held every year since 1952 as a festival that adorns the spring in the Hokuriku Region. The facility offers a giant maze made of 10,000 canna plants in the summer. In winter, it is lively with visitors who come to see the lighting displays.
Address:1-32 Hanazono-machi, Tonami City TEL:0763-33-7716
Water-rich and Green An Abundant City
April through NovemberDispersed Settlement Observation Square Observation Deck
A facility for enjoying the seasonal view of the dispersed settlement
In addition to the scenery of the dispersed settlement located in Tonami Plain, this observation square offers a panoramic view of the Tateyama mountain range and even the distant Japan Sea.
AugustShogawa Water Festival
A nationally rare festival of water
The main event of this festival, the Driftwood Riding Tournament, is an event unique to this region where, a long time ago, lumber transportation utilizing the flow of Shogawa River used to be widely practiced. (Held annually on the first Saturday and Sunday of August)
Year-roundShogawa Gorge Cruising
Set out on a short sailing trip
Visitors can fully enjoy the season just by sailing the lake on a cruise ship that leaves from the Shogawa Gorge Komaki Dam.
Year-roundTonami Dispersed Settlement Museum
A hub facility that maintains the views of the dispersed settlement and communicates information regarding traditional culture
Address:80 Taromaru, Tonami City TEL:0763-34-7180
Year-roundShogawa Hot Springs Village
One of the best hot spring regions in Toyama Prefecture. We recommend visiting various hot springs facilities as each facility uses hot springs water from different sources. In the midst of abundant nature, your five senses will be soothed entirely.
Year-roundShogawa Water Memorial Park
Featuring a large water fountain, a nature trail, the Water Information Building, and much more, this facility is a sightseeing spot that leverages the water-rich, green scenery of the Shogawa area.
Address:1550 Kanaya, Shogawa-machi, Tonami City TEL:0763-82-5696
Year-roundShogawa Wood Plaza
Offers local specialty yuzu (citrus fruit) products, traditional craft products created by woodworking on wheels, souvenirs, and much more. Features a popular foot bath using the water from Shogawa Seiryu Hot Springs
Address:1058 Kanaya, Shogawa-machi, Tonami City TEL:0763-82-6841
History and Culture A City of Tradition
AprilDemachi Children’s Kabuki Hikiyama Festival
Traditional culture with a long history
This is a regularly held spring festival of the Demachi region which has been held for more than 200 years. Child actors wearing dazzling costumes give a performance with all their might on a gorgeous float (stage). Designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Toyama Prefecture.
MayShogawa Woodwork Festival
Play, create, and enjoy. An event full of the aroma of wood
A wide variety of woodwork items are available at the venue filled with the aroma of wood. The event offers various hands-on activities for enjoying wood.
JuneShogawa Tourism Festival Tonami Yotaka Festival
A rice field festival to pray for a year of a full rice harvest and abundant crops
The giant yotaka lamps of local towns created by the hands of each town’s residents over a few months vividly color the city at early summer.
Year-roundDemachi Children’s Kabuki Hikiyama Center
The facility features three floats (stages) as its main display and also displays numerous items including brilliant costumes and props.
Address:5-4 Demachi-chuo, Tonami City TEL:0763-32-7075
Year-roundMasuyama Castle Ruins
Designated as a National Historic Site. One of the three mountain castles of the Ecchu region.
Address:3324 Ichi-no-maru, Masuyama, Tonami City
TEL:0763-82-1904 (Lifelong Learning & Sports Section, Tonami City Board of Education)
Superb Tonami Items Introducing Rigorously Selected Specialty Items!
Ookado Somen Noodles
Hand-made thin, long somen noodles wrapped into a ball. Featuring just the right firmness, these noodles are a delight to eat.
As a result of being grown in the harsh climate of this region on the Japan Sea side, these citrus fruits have thick pulps, a strong sour taste, and a strong scent.
Seed Rice (Paddy Rice Seed)
Tonami City boasts the largest production amount of seed rice in Japan. This high-quality seed rice has a high germination rate due to the region’s favorable natural conditions and our excellent growing techniques.