Takaoka (高岡) is the second largest city in Toyama Prefecture. It is historically known as a center of metal casting, and this industry still thrives in the city today. Takaoka is also an old castle town that lost its castle during the Edo Period due to a law that limited the number of castles to one per province. Because of its position on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, Takaoka is a popular stop for tourists on their way to see other attractions in the area such as Gokayama.

Top attractions in Takaoka

Side Trips from Takaoka

Noto Peninsula

Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.
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Capital city of Toyama Prefecture.
2.7 / 5

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Page last updated: July 21, 2016