THE FASCINATING TOYAMA BAY

THE FASCINATING TOYAMA BAY

Toyama Bay was inducted into the UNESCO-supported Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club in October 2014.
We believe that this is an appreciation of a magnificent view of the 3,000-meter-high Tateyama Mountain Range which is rarely seen anywhere in the world, economic activities such as fishery, industry, commerce and tourism, and marine protection activities involving local residents.

While promoting unique characteristics of Toyama Bay both at home and abroad as an internationally recognized treasure, the Beautiful Toyama Bay Club is working to make the bay even more fascinating.

 

The Tateyama Mountain Range seen from Toyama Bay

In October 2014, Toyama Bay joined the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. We believe this was because a magnificent view of the 3,000-meter-high Tateyama Mountain Range seen from Toyama Bay was highly appreciated.
When Governor Takakazu Ishii of Toyama Prefecture introduced the bay at the World Congress in Yeosu, South Korea, representatives from across the world caught their breath at the view of Toyama Bay.

The Tateyama Mountain Range (3,015 m at its highest point) from Himi, Toyama

How rare is the scenery of the Tateyama Mountain Range in the world? Let’s take a look at topography sections of the places where you can reportedly see mountains over 3,000 m over the sea using Google Map.
As shown in the graph on the left, you can see the Tateyama Mountain Range from Himi, the westernmost city in Toyama. Although the mountains are partly blocked by hills in the foreground, the mountains higher than 1,000 m can be clearly seen.


Mt. Fuji (3,776 m) from Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka

Mt. Fuji viewed from Izu Peninsula on the Pacific coast is also splendid.
The mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is supremely elegant in contrast to the powerful and divinely Tateyama Mountain Range.


The Matterhorn (4,478 m) from Genoa, Italy

You might expect the Alps can be seen from the Mediterranean Sea. However, it is seemingly blocked by 1,000-meter mountains in the foreground and the round Earth. According to an article, you can see Mount Vesuvius (1,281 m) from Naples. Unfortunately, we do not have further information so far.


Mt. Aconcagua (6,960 m) from Valparaiso, Chile

It is said that the Andes may be seen from the Pacific coast. According to the map, the highland in the foreground 5,000 m above sea level is apparently seen from Valparaiso, Chile, although the view is not very famous. We hope more information on this landscape will be available.


As we have seen, the scenery of the Tateyama Mountain Range can be said to be exceptional in the world.
While promoting this splendid seascape both at home and abroad, we are working to make the bay even more beautiful and enjoyable.