Free loop buses will be operating from Takaoka Station, one in the direction of the Takaoka Craft Ichiba-machi & the Kanayamachi Rakuichi and one in the direction of the Toide Douki Danchi & Nousaku Corporation.
The buses run on different days, depending on the events, so it is best to check in advance.
Event Loop Buses and Rent-a-cycle information
The loop bus to Douki Danchi and Nousaku Corporation leaves from Takaoka Station South Exit.
Please return your bicycle within the time specified to the station it was rented from. Bicycles are a great way to get around the various craft venues!
10:00 to 17:00
Takaoka Station Tourist Information Center, Takaoka Mikurumayama Museum, Yamacho Disaster Prevention Center
Wing Wing Takaoka Information Counter, Takaoka Castle Park
Enju Street (Hotel New Otani Takaoka), Otaya Street (Waronga Café)
Sannomaru Tea house (until 16:00), Suehiromachi (Machishu Studio)
In front of Takaoka’s Great Buddha/Sakashitakoji (until 16:00)
¥200 per rental
Students from the Faculty of Art and Design at Toyama University will become ‘Ichiba-machi concierges’ to provide visitors with information on Ichiba-machi events and Takaoka City.
Booths will be set up at four locations – Takaoka Station, Daiwa Takaoka Store, Yamachosuji and Kanayamachi. The booths offer information on events and places to see, as well as free pamphlets and Ichiba-machi passport sales. Concierges will also be riding the loop buses and will be available to answer any questions.
Sales of the Ichiba-machi Passports are also available at Concierge Booths.
The passport contains a timetable for the loop bus (the event’s main transport option) and can also be used to collect stamps in the Craft Ichiba-machi stamp rally. Collect ten stamps or more to win craft prizes!
Booth open days
22, 23, 24 September (Fri-Sun)
On Friday the 22nd of September, only the Takaoka Station and Daiwa Takaoka Store booths will be open.
10:00 to 17:00
Takaoka Station (in front of ticket gates), Daiwa Takaoka Store (4F in front of the special events space), Yamachosuji (Yamacho Valley), Kanayamachi