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Taste the finest foods produced by the different elevations of sea and mountain

Travel Experience
Different Elevations
Japan’s Northern Alps soar high above, creating a wonderful backdrop to Toyama Bay. The bay is large, and sparkles in
shades of blue befitting its location in this part of the Sea of Japan. It is defined by the Noto Peninsula jutting far out into the sea. Actually, Toyama Bay is one of Japan’s three deepest bays, along with two on the Pacific Ocean side, Suruga Bay and Sagami Bay. Toyama Bay’s scenery is majestic, better than a picture postcard. Its beauty is complemented by its reputation as one of Japan’s best fishing grounds. Here’s why. At the bottom of Toyama Bay is a layer of cold clean water. The warm Tsushima Current flows above that cold layer. And there is a third layer too — rivers that include meltwaters from snow on the Tateyama Mountain Rang flow into the bay, bringing with them nutrients from the soil. this water mixes with the coastal water and reduces its salt content. Each of these three layers or zones creates its own marine habitat and attracts different kinds of marine life. In addition to this unique marine environment, there is a difference of about 4,000 meters between the top of the Tateyama Mountain Range and the bottom of the bay, which is one of Japan’s deepest. The lay of the land and sea bottom, and the tremendous difference in elevation between the two, have created a “massive fish pond” that invites many fishing boats. The catch is quickly served to talented chefs to become super-fresh sushi and a splendid feast for the eyes and palate. Come to enjoy the luxury of excellent dining amid beautiful valleys and a fine selection of hot springs. Toyama is ready to charm you with special moments and truly memorable experiences.

Toyama Bay Sushi

With a depth exceeding 1,000 meters, the waters of Toyama Bay are home to a versatile array of fish, making it the treasure chest of the ocean. The fishing grounds are very close to the port, making it possible to provide the absolute freshest fish possible. The delectable Toyama Bay Sushi is the product of local fish caught in these natural fish preserves and locally-grown rice. Learning about what kinds of seasonal fish are available for sushi is all part of the fun.

Toyamaken Sushi Kumiai 1-6-17 Izumi-cho Toyama-shi
Toyama-ken 930-0042