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Toyama Municipal Folk Museum, Toyama Castle富山市郷土博物館 富山城

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This castle also known as Ukishiro (The Floating Castle), which stands in a corner of Toyama Castle Ruin Park, was chosen for the second selection of Japan's best 100 castles. Toyama Castle is believed to have been constructed by Mizukoshi Katsushige on the orders of his lord, Jinbo Nagamoto, around 1543. While the castle tower is a post-war reconstruction built in 1954, the castle's moats and stone walls are still original. The interior of the castle serves as the location of Toyama Municipal Folk Museum. The museum features exhibits on the history of Toyama Castle from when it was built during the Warring States Period until now. The observation deck at the top of the four-story castle keep gives visitors a feel for the size and scope of Toyama Castle at its peak in the Edo period. The 140 centimeter-tall helmet said to have been used by Maeda Toshinaga is well worth seeing.

place

Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62

phone 0764327911
place

9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)

Review of Toyama Folk Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/07/23 Nice place to spend a quick afternoon visit!
I really enjoyed both Toyama castle and the Sato Museum of Art and Tea Ceremony. They are both in the same park and I would recommend going to see both (you can get a combined ticket and really only...
Reviewed:2017/03/14 A walk into Toyamas past
This fascinating museum tells about the history of Toyama castle and its importance during older times. I was amazed by the extent of the original castle! Today we can enjoy beautiful gardens all...
Reviewed:2016/08/20 Spend the afternoon for some rural Japanese history
We bought a ticket that provided entrance to all of the museums (highly recommended). The folkcraft museums, housed in gassho houses, provide a glimpse into farming from the past and the houses that...

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Address

Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62 [map]

Phone

0764327911

Hours
9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
Closed
Year-end and New Year, exhibition change period, in-house maintenance date
Fees
[Admission Fee] Adult 210 yen, less than high school student free
※ Changed during special exhibition period
Parking Lot
Nothing
Credit Card
Yes (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DinersClub, UnionPay)

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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