Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Arusha, Celaya, Durham-UK, Kavala, Kostroma, Sibiu, Tilaran, Toyama, Zhuzhou


Toyama, Japan Sister City since 1989:  
Located on a delta plain between the Sea of Japan and the towering Southern Japanese Alps, Toyama was completely rebuilt after WW II bombing raids.  It is now a thriving modern metropolis and a "City of Medicine".

The "Mountains -- Waterways" connection is that Toyama lies at the base of the towering Southern Japanese Alps.

Pictured above:  This brick mural was presented to Durham from Toyama to celebrate the opening of the new Bulls baseball park.