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Toyama Castle, Toyama

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Packed with history and currently a public park, Toyama Castle offers a tranquil spot and scenic views of the city in the midst of the urban hustle. Built in 1543, the castle occupies the central part of Toyama city, serving as a popular spot for locals to relax. The four-story majestic castle building, surrounded by a moat, also houses Toyama Folk Museum. Stop for a rest by the water and admire the castle from across the moat. Located by the Matsue River, you can also take a 30-minute boat tour to see the castle from on the water. You can walk to the castle from Toyaka railway station in 10 minutes. Before you head to Toyama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Toyama trip planner , to make sure you see all that Toyama has to offer, including Toyama Castle.
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  • First and foremost, if you are driving, there's a carpark right underneath the castle ground. Very easy and convenient for visitors. The park was quiet when I visit on a weekday morning. Not really a ...  more »
  • In the town. Just looked on from the outside, but it was beautiful. And lit up from the evening, the atmosphere is good.
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  • Ran their cars in Toyama City saw the Castle, so I stopped. Great view of Toyama City, it was fun. It is recommended to walk from the JR Toyama station.
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  • Pretty small castle with not much around either. Landscape was pretty bare. I didn't even bother paying for admission. Nice to take some photos from the outside of the castle but it doesn't compare to the castles in Nagoya or Kyoto.
  • Incredibly beautiful place! Media presentation each 3 minutes about castle’s history and many historical artifacts. Upper deck has an amazing view of river and gardens. Has a parking lot including for buses. I recommend you pay a visit!
  • Pretty small, and nothing much to see. Like Osaka castle, the inside has bee redone and doesn't look like it used to. It's just a small museum. The observatory could be nice if it wasn't for these ugly fences around it. The garden surrounding the castle are kinda nice though.
  • You can see several monument. An ancient stone wall which was built at around 17th century. Some of the stone is so big that you can't imagine how they carried them from the river over 10km away. A gate located in the east is also amazing. It has the same way of construction as Todai Aka Mon that is known for the red gate of the University of Tokyo.This is because they have the same origin. Todai Aka Mon is the gate of Kaga Han's house. Kaga is now called Isihikawa pref. and is next to Toyama pref. The lords of both Toyama and Kaga were families. So pity that these kinds of info are not familiar to Toyama people.
  • Small scale castle....I would say... if you compare it with other big name castles. But the surrounding park is nice and good for walking.
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