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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 vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Toyama has to offer, including Toyama Castle.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Toyama Castle and the concrete, and built a museum building. Exhibit content is very easy to understand, and I got interested
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  • August 17, 2017
    Enjoyed the castle had dinner in front of the station and then return to the hotel by tram while lit. Beautifully maintained as a park, so is ideal for walks
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  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful castle along outside, not too large. By in side of the original nothing more to be found, just a piece of museum which also includes little or no English translations. Entrance 210yen.
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  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 7, 2017
    Not much to see. The park is wide but not so moving. There's far better in Toyama, like for example the mizukinenkouen in Inami.
  • March 6, 2017
    quite nice Japanese castle. not much people which is good for a walk.
  • October 28, 2016
    Beautiful castle and garden. The castle hosts museum of Toyama, but the castle is a rebuilt during the modern times.
  • April 15, 2017
    Not good for viewing the mountain range, because the observation deck is covered by nets,

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