Toyama Municipal Folk Museum, Toyama Castle

Museum / Science Museum
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.

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Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
New Year's Holiday, Exhibit Change Period, Building Maintenance Sunday
[Admission fee to view]
[High School Students and below]Free
※Subject to change during special exhibition period
Parking Lot
Not available
※The nearest parking lot is the underground parking lot of Castle Ruins Park.
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, others)
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Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (the castle tower observation deck is only accessible by stairs from the 2nd floor exhibition room)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not allowed (guide dogs, service dogs, and hearing dogs allowed)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • History of Toyama
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.22
    The inside of Toyama Castle is Toyama Folk Museum, which displays the history of Toyama. And if you enter this museum, you can go up the top of the castle. However, if you look over the city, the...
  • Nice place to spend a quick afternoon visit!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2017.07.23
    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...
  • A walk into Toyamas past
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.03.14
    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...

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