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Address: 1-62 Honmaru, Toyama 930-0081, Toyama Prefecture
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The castle gives you an overview of the history of Toyama. Whilst the exhibits all have Japanese explanations, there is an English guide that you can borrow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle gives you an overview of the history of Toyama. Whilst the exhibits all have Japanese explanations, there is an English guide that you can borrow.

Thank Russ1470
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very quiet and peaceful place. Not far from JR station. It is worth coming, not a waste of time.

Thank Max S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Parts of the castle tower, walls and moats remain. The castle is a museum but it was closed on the day I visited. The Japanese garden is very nice with waterfalls and streams. An enjoyable visit.

Thank DYA717
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I spent in Toyama only one evening, so I visited castle grounds in the dark and I highly recommend it. It looks very beautiful in the night lights, especially from the lake side. The castle is tiny, but it looks very authentic and is a good choice for a walk in Toyama.

Thank Anna F
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The castle is a concrete rebuild, 4 storey, but much to see inside the museum. A small garden is right beside the main keep. Just 10 minutes walk from the JR station, so if you visit Toyama, not bad to spare half an hour for the castle.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A very short walk from the station and you're in the surroundings of a majestic castle. Peaceful, stunning grounds in a city that is also very quiet. One wonders.

Thank HKeater
Dandridge, Tennessee
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Castle and gardens make for a pleasant and peaceful visit. Well maintained and quiet. Craft museum on the grounds.

Thank cigarron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Toyamajou was built in 1543 by Nagamoto Jimbo (yes, Jimbo), In 1568 he was ousted after the Uesgai Clan attacked the castle. Takeda Shingen, rival to Uesugi Kenshin, requested the religious confederate band Ikko-ikki attack the castle to push the Uesugi out of Etchuu Province. Ikko-ikki took the castle in 1572 but Uesugi Kenshin took it back the following year.... More 

Thank ART196
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Only visited outside the castle, the grounds are beautiful though and if you walk towards the river you can take a thirty minute boat ride which is well worth the money, although explanations are all in Japanese. On a beautiful day it is really a lovely trip.

Thank alison298184
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This isn't an original castle, this castle has been completely rebuilt. The castle is really pretty and Is great location in Toyama to take photos. We didn't go inside, I just took photos of the beautiful outside and I came back at night to get night shots. The castle is an easy 15 minute walk from the Toyama station or... More 

Thank Brenda M

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