The sleepy, pleasant town of Himi (Toyama Prefecture) is recommended to visit either as a day trip from nearby Takaoka, or as a more relaxing two-day stay. Coastal views and river walks abound, but the main reason to go is for its delicious food. Himi has its own speciality beef, udon, and curry, but the sheer variety of its seafood is the big sell for the town. Great for foodies.
One of the 100 hidden towns in Japan chosen for this publication.