Takaoka Castle Ruins

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Takaoka Castle Ruins
3.5
Historic Sites • Castles
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3.5
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore7,694 contributions
A beautiful park with sculptures, a shrine and a lots of history
Mar 2020 • Solo
Once a grand castle that served the Samurai of the Sengoku Period and now a beautiful landscaped Park. The park contains the Municipal Museum and the Imizu Shrine in addition to a park which delights any artists with its sculptures.

Honmaru Hiroba - The Forest of the Arts which is in the ruins of Takaoka Castle is an Interesting place and the residence at one time of Toshinaga Maeda - a Samurai from the Segoku Period. His time there was but a few years at the end of his reign. He was once a mighty samurai, but became depressed and withdrew from public life due to complications of syphilis and committed suicide on 27 June, 1614 aged 52. His magnificent equestrian statue is the largest in the garden, and throughout the garden one can see many sculptures from various 20th Century Japanese artists, on more joyous subjects.

‘Hen houses in the morning ‘ by Tadao Koga was my favourite. All had their own appeal and show immense artistry.

It was a joy to walk about. The sky was blue and the sun was high, notwithstanding the temperature was 6 degrees! An ornithologists delight to for there are all kinds of birds and waterfowl to be seen in the moats. There is a children’s playground to keep them amused. Beautiful bridges the reflect in the water. A great place to stroll.
Written March 1, 2020
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liburannatal
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Nothing resembling a castle
Dec 2019
The castle was destroyed in 1600s. Currently only moats and some walls remain as a reminder that a castle once stood here. The area believed to be the main keep in the past is now just an empty plot of land surrounded by art statues.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hui Xin Seah
Singapore, Singapore179 contributions
Serene and peaceful
Dec 2018 • Couples
This was not planned in our itinerary. We just happened to walk past, and visited. Nice and peaceful, beautiful scenery, not too cold even in winter.
Written January 5, 2019
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DYA717
Honolulu9,275 contributions
A large, nice quiet park
Jul 2016 • Solo
Only parts of the moats and castle walls remain. The castle was destroyed and never re-built because of the one castle per domain during the shogunate era. Many things to see – a shrine, statues, nice forested, peaceful walkways, etc. An easy walk from the train station, just past the Takaoka Great Buddha.
Written July 8, 2016
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ART196
244 contributions
高岡公園 Takaoka Kōen
Oct 2015 • Couples
All that remains of this castle are the ishigaki (stone walls) and moat. The castle grounds are now a park which feature a shrine and a sculpture garden.
Written April 21, 2016
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CK T
46 contributions
Nice and pleasant park
Nov 2015 • Solo
A really nice and pleasant park to glance at the horizons of the city, surrounded with abundant beautiful plant species. There is also a zoo inside with some fantastic animals to look for. The Imizu Shrine is also well situated in the center of the park.
Written November 27, 2015
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Jennifer L
Sydney, Australia316 contributions
Peaceful park in a friendly city.
May 2015 • Friends
Takaoka really knows how to welcome tourists. We arrived in Hakodate by cruise ship and were welcomed with well organised information stalls and free transit buses. On the bus we were shown a short video about the sights of the city and how to travel about. We were all given a local map that included on the back a "point and communicate" list of useful phrases, such as "what is this" "How much does this cost" etc so we non Japanese speakers could get about by pointing to Japanese phrases. Once in the city, easily identifiable english speaking guides were strategically place about the city so we could get directions or ask for details about specific attractions.

My friends and I decided on visiting Takaoka Kojo Park that contains the remains of Takaoka Castle that was built about 400 years ago as well as a very nice tea house, many statues and restful avenues of trees and gardens. It was well worth a visit as it was extremely beautiful.

We did try and find some sushi for lunch but failed as we could only find noodle houses. After some souvenir shopping we hoped back onto the shutte bus and returned to the ship. There, Takaoka tourism had proved 2 free wi-fi spots so would could catch up with family and friends. Then, an hour before our departure, local dancers and drummers entertained us until we sailed and as we left we were treated to a fireworks display.

Overall, I would rate our reception by the local tourism association as first rate and the city interesting enough to be worth a visit. Certainly the park was well worth a look.
Written June 7, 2015
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Lancelot0189
2 contributions
Relaxing for the body because it is closer to nature...
Aug 2014
Takaoka castle remains is a good place for sight seeings. You can roam around coz of wide space provided for the people. You can have family of friends picnic. It is also very relaxing coz you are closer to nature.
Written September 1, 2014
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