Toyama Prefecture is located in the central part of Honshu, on the side of the Sea of Japan. The prefectural capital is Toyama-shi. The neighboring prefectures are Niigata, Ishikawa, Nagano and Gifu.
The climate is Japan Coastal with strong northwest monsoon and heavy snowfall in winter. The cultivation of tulips is very popular. Fishing industry is flourishing along the coast of the bay and pharmaceutical industry is also flourishing.
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