Uozu Japan

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Description: Uozu ({{lang|ja|魚津市}}) [http://www.city.uozu.toyama.jp/] is a city in the eastern region of Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

Three rare sights which may be seen in Uozu City are the “Mirage”(蜃気楼), “Buried Forest” (埋没林), and “Firefly Squid” (ホタルイカ). Representative products are apples, pears, grapes, fish paste (かまぼこ), seafood, and the “Kanoko” Lily (カノコユリ).

The closest airport is Toyama Airport located in Toyama City. Flights exist to Tokyo (Haneda) and Sapporo. As well, flights leave for Vladivostok (3 flights weekly), Shanghai (2 flights weekly), Dalian (3 flights weekly). Direct access to Uozu from Toyama Airport is only through taxis or rental cars. Time using the Hokuriku Expressway is approximately 30 minutes. Using regular roads requires approximately 1 hour. The Toyama Local Railway runs to JR Toyama Station via the “Toyama Airport Line” (cost is 400 yen). From Toyama Station, either the JR Hokuriku Line or Toyama Local Railway Line can be taken.

From Tokyo: Take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Echigo Yuzawa. Change trains to the Limited Express Hakutaka. 3 Hours.

From the direction of Tokyo: From Renma IC, Kanetsu Expressway-- Joshinetsu Expressway -- Hokuriku Expressway; 4 hours 20 minutes.

From the direction of Osaka: From Suita IC, Meishin Expressway-- Hokuriku Expressway, 4 hours 20 minutes.

From the direction of Nagoya: From Ichinomiya IC, Tokai Hokuriku Expressway --Hokuriku Expressway, 3 hours 15 minutes. For all, exit at the Hokuriku Expressway Uozu IC.

Tokyo (Ikebukuro) <-> Toyama (Collaboration between Seibu Bus and Toyama Local Railway) Until a new bus stop is constructed at Uozu IC, a temporary bus stop will be set up along the National Highway 8 before the “Uozu City General Gymnasium”.

West Uozu Station – Dentetsu Uozu Station – New Uozu Station – Kyouden Station N.B. to connect to the Hokuriku Line please disembark at New Uozu Station, not Dentetsu Uozu Station.

A walking course is maintained in the vicinity of the Dosugis. Sougadake Hiking courses are available. Tozo->Betsumata -> Eboshi Ridge Route From Tozo enter a wooded path toward Betsumata, and enter a hiking path along this. This is the shortest route, therefore many use it. Sanga->Higashimata Route The ascending path is very steep therefore caution is needed (both for ascending and descending). Hiking paths also exist from the summit of Sougatake to Ecchu Komagatake.

An old aquarium rich in history. The tunnel-shaped tank, marine girl feeding show, and Striped Beakfish show are well-known. The Firefly Squid is also exhibited. It is located in the Uozu General Park, adjacent to Mirage Land. Location: Uozu City Sanga 1390 Telephone (0765) 24-4100 Opening Times 9:00-17:00 Fare: Adult YEN730, Elementary and Junior High School Students YEN400, Infants older than 3 years of age YEN100.

A museum near Uozu Port. Exhibited is a buried forest discovered in the Showa Era. This has been nationally designated a Special Natural Monument. The Mirage is also introduced. Location Uozu City Shakado 814 Telephone (0765) 22-1049 Open 9:00-17:00 Fare Adult YEN510, Elementary and Junior High School Students YEN250

Uozu City’s historical museum at the foot of Mt. Tenjin. It is composed of the Historical Folk Exhibit Hall, Yoshida Commemorative Local Hall, Old Sawasaki Residence. Location Uozu City Ogawaji Aza-tenjinyama 1070 Telephone (0765) 31-7220 Open 9:00-17:00 (Not open Dec.-End of Mar.) Fare: free

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