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


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.


Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62 (ToyamaArea)

phone 0764327911

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Toyama Folk Museum

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Reviewed:2019/08/22 History of Toyama
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...
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...

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Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Honmaru 1-62 [map]
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
New Year's Holiday, Exhibition Change Period, Maintenance Sunday in the hall
[Admission fee to view]
[Adult] 210yen
[High School Students and below] Free
* Changes during the special exhibition period
Parking Lot
Not available
* The nearest parking lot is the castle ruins park underground parking lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, etc.)
Not available
Not available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (the castle tower observatory is only stairs)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not possible (guide dogs, service dogs, hearing dogs are allowed)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Toyama Areas


          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.