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Toyama – A Castle Town

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2. August. 2019

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In the days of Feudal Japan Toyama was an important castle town along the Sea of Japan coast.

The original castle, which was also known as Azumi Castle, was built in the mid 16th century, and controlled by the Maeda Clan, who were second in wealth only to the Shogun at the time.

The castle was attacked and destroyed toward the end of the 16th century but rebuilt just a few decades later. It suffered further damage in the coming decades from both fires and earthquakes and was finally dismantled in 1871 during the Meiji Restoration.

It was rebuilt in the same spot almost 100 years later in the 1950s. Some of the original walls and moats remain.

Toyama Castle

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