Who knew that Japan had their very own Swiss Alps?

Just 2.5 hours by train from Tokyo is Toyama Prefecture, one of Japan’s smaller prefectures that borders Ishikawa and Nagano. It may be small but with the Hida Mountains to their back and the Japan Sea to their front, the prefecture boasts an abundunt amount of pictureque beauty, as showcased by local photographer Yasuto Inagaki, who has been sharing photographs of his home on social media.

Shogawakyo Valley (above) and the Kaiwo Maru ship with the Tateyama Mountain Range in the background (below).

From rivers and ports to mountain ranges, Toyama has so much to offer. And local photographer Yasuto Inagaki has been showcasing it through his lens. Being based in Toyama, the photographer has a knack for finding the best spots that combine both the prefecture’s natural beauty but also their industrial strength.

You can follow Inagawa on Twitter or Instagram.