Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Toyama Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Takakazu Ishii, Governor
Assumed governorship of Toyama Prefecture (fourth term) in November 2004




4,247.59 km² (2020)
33rd largest of 47 prefectures


1,042,998 (as of October 2019)
Men: 506,191 Women: 536,807
37th most populated of 47 prefectures


Real: 4.4278 trillion JPY (2017)


Toyama City

Geographic features

Located roughly in the center of the Japanese archipelago. Faces the Sea of Japan to the north, and is surrounded by the Tateyama Mountain Range of Japan’s Northern Alps, famous for the giant walls of snow at “Yuki no Otani” and the Kurobe Gorge. The prefecture is evenly distributed in a 50 km radius around Toyama City.

Main industries

Chemical engineering, nonferrous metals manufacturing, metal products manufacturing, industrial machines and equipment manufacturing, etc.


Prefectural tree: Tateyama cedar
Prefectural flower: Tulip
Prefectural bird: Ptarmigan

Number of visitors

35,762,000 (2018)

Administrative divisions

Toyama Prefecture – 10 cities, 4 towns, 1 village

Official website

Sources:Official website of Toyama Prefecture; “Annual Population Estimates”, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Official website of Geographical Survey Institute; “2017 Toyama Prefecturel Economic Accounts,” Toyama Prefecture Office

(As of July, 2020)