The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Takaoka City

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Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The southern gateway to the Noto Peninsula, Takaoka is mostly known for its traditions of copper-, bronze-, and iron-smithing, and remains a major bell-casting center. No wonder it has one of Japan's three oldest Daibutsu (Great Buddha) statue. The Takaoka Daibutsu is made entirely of bronze. A short walk from the station is Zuiryu-ji, a delightful Zen temple. A sprawling park, Kojo-koen, is particularly stunning in autumn, with its red-and-silver maples.

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Toyama, Japan

Published 12/10/2015


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