is a city located in Toyama, Japan.
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 170,164 and the density of 1,130.28 persons per km². The total area is 150.55 km². Takaoka is the second largest city in Toyama prefecture.
The city was founded on April 1, 1889.
Every autumn, the city has a "Man'yō Festival" in which poems from the Man'yōshū are recited. The city tram line is also called the "Man'yō" line.
is a traditional product of the city. It supplies most of bells and statues of Buddhist temples in the whole country. The city is also home to a large bronze Buddha, 15.85 meters tall from ground to halo, and the national treasure .
Takaoka is served by JR West's Takaoka Station
with the Hokuriku Main Line
, the Himi Line, and the Jōhana Line. Within the city, Manyōsen's Shin-Minato Harbor
and Takaoka Kidō
lines offer transport.
Points of interest
- Toide Tanabata Festival - July 3-7 (every year)