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.

Spot details

Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
New Year's holiday, Exhibition change Period, Maintenance Sunday
[Admission fee]
[High school students and below]Free
*Subject to change during special exhibitions
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Not available
Not available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (only the stairs at the castle tower observatory)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Impossible (guide dogs, service dogs, and hearing dogs are allowed)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Picture perfect night time shot ..... regardless of the provenance!
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.04.01
    Arriving in Toyama considerably later than planned, after a rail journey from Nagoya delayed by heavy rains and flooding further south, it was after 9pm when I first encountered the Castle located...
  • Pure white beauty
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.11.02
    Truly an amazing building. Standing awesomely up there above the moat.a truly pure white beauty. A spectacular creation. We got to the castle by walking, following the river.
  • Picturesque castle in downtown Toyama
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.09.19
    The area around the castle is picturesque and perfect for snapping some pictures. Inside the castle itself is a bit of a letdown. Theres a small museum thats all in Japanese and you can access the...

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