||Toyama has a beautiful natural landscape from its mountainous viewing route, the 3,000 meter Japanese North Alps, to the thick forests, to the waterfalls, to the beautiful stretches of coastline, where mirages can be seen at Toyama Bay. Toyama is also known for its pure water. The Toyama plain is watered by fresh water run-off from the North Alps. An abundance of melted snow provides helps the land to grow a variety crops, including Toyama rice (a high quality variety of rice). Part of the snow runs off as river-bed water and runs underground. Eventually the water travels through granite, which acts as a natural filter, and this becomes ToyamaÕs delicious drinking water. These abundant water resources gave rise to various industries.
In addition to the high technological development of Toyama, you can also get a sense of ToyamaÕs fascinating history and culture by visiting the following places: the Gokayama Gashho-style thatched-roof houses (registered as a world heritage site), the Takaoka Zuiryuji Temple (appointed as a national treasure), and the Sakura-machi ruins. Traditional performing arts (Yatsuo owara kazenobon, Mugiya festival) offer another view of ToyamaÕs culture and give one a sense of JapanÕs good old days.
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The temperature at the time of the symposium is typically between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. Humidity is high and because daylight hours are long, it is recommended that you come prepared with protection against ultraviolet rays. (If you plan to visit Tateyama, the mountainÕs temperature is usually 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. It is a pleasant summer resort, but please note that the sunlight on the mountain is strong, the morning and night time temperature difference is great, and the weather changes often. If you plan to visit, a long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended.)