The Hokuriku region consists of Toyama, Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures which lie side by side along the Sea of Japan coast in central Japan. Toyama, located in the far north, is a gateway to the world-famous Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Ishikawa, in the middle, is home to Kanazawa, a traditional cultural centre of the region with abundant tourist attractions. Fukui in the south features a beautiful coastline and Echizen-brand local products. Above all, Hokuriku’s highlight is its locally-caught fresh seafood.