Toyama

ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama, Toyama, Japan

Crowne Plaza hotels, particularly in Japan, always seem to live up to a high standard and the Crowne Plaza in Toyama was no exception. The hotal is in a superb location just south of Toyama Castle with a tram stop on the blue Loop Line right outside so it’s an easy, and cheap, commute from … Continue reading ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama, Toyama, Japan

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Yakitori Daikichi Marunouchi, Toyama, Japan

My time in Toyama was drawing to a close and I wanted some yakitori (aka charcoal grilled meat on a stick) for my final meal. I found Yakitori Daikichi Marunouchi quite close by to my hotel. I’d visited the chain before in Kyoto so I knew the meal would be good.

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Nagoyameshi Nagodori, Toyama, Japan

After my less than overwhelming drink and snack at Oeuf I went across the road to Nagoyameshi Nagodori.

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Oeuf, Toyama, Japan

The review sites and the map of Japanese craft beer bars pointed me towards Oeuf so I jumped on the tram from outside my hotel and around 25 minutes later I was walking down the side street towards Oeuf. It was getting dark as I walked up the stairs at around 5:30 and then I … Continue reading Oeuf, Toyama, Japan

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Okaman, Toyama, Japan

After a bit of a look around Toyama I was ready for lunch. In Japan nearly all shopping centres more than a couple of stories tall will have a floor (or 2) of restaurants. There will be a floor somewhere towards the top of the building and quite possibly another in the basement. At the Marier … Continue reading Okaman, Toyama, Japan

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Izakaya Hosokawa, Toyama, Japan

After the ~330km trip from Tokyo to Toyama on the Shinkansen at a top speed of ~265km/h I was looking for somewhere to have dinner. Close by to my hotel I noticed an Izakaya (a Japanese tavern) that had some decent reviews.

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