Toyama Castle (Toyama-jo) was supposedly built around 1543 by the lord of this region, Mizukoshi Katsushige. Maeda Toshiie became the castle governor in 1597, but parts of the castle were burned to ashes in 1609. Although major refurbishment was carried out after the incident, the donjon was ultimately lost as it was damaged by frequent fires and earthquakes. The castle is built on flat land and the remains of the stone wall and the moat are visible. The donjon which stands on the site was built in 1954, modeled on that of the famous Inuyama Castle in Aichi Prefecture. The site is now maintained as a park.
Address: 1, Honmaru, Toyama-shi, Toyama
Admission Fee: 200 yen
Closed: Dec. 28-Jan. 4
[Walk]JR Toyama Station/On foot/10 min.