Matsukawa River

Experience the river-loving culture of Toyama

  • Greenery in summer!

Flowing along one side of Toyama Castle Park, the Matsukawa River is a popular place for Toyama City locals to relax. It’s also one of Toyama’s best cherry blossom spots, attracting throngs of visitors in spring. A sculpture garden has been created on the river bank, with 28 sculptures that calm the souls of passers-by. See the landscape in a whole new way by taking a cruise under the seven bridges of the river. The scenery is particularly impressive in spring, when you can ride through a tunnel of cherry blossoms. Visit this beautiful spot and you’ll see why the people of Toyama are so fond of rivers.

  • Cherry blossoms in spring!

  • Colourful leaves in autumn!

  • Snowy scenery in winter!

Matsukawa River

Address North side of Toyama Castle Park, 1 Honmaru, Toyama-shi, Toyama 930-0081
TEL 076-443-2072 (Tourism Promotion Section, Toyama City Government)
Trading hours 10 minute walk from Toyama Station on the JR Hokuriku Main Line
Approx. 20 minutes by shuttle bus from Toyama Kitokito Airport to the Joshi-koen-mae stop
Approx. 15 minutes by car from the Toyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway
Parking Use the underground parking area at Toyama Castle Park.
101 spaces
Parking fee: ¥320 for 1 hour + ¥100 yen for each additional 30 minutes
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