Toyama Castle 富山城
Stately castle grounds in central Toyama
With spacious lawns and gardens, a reconstructed castle keep, and an art museum on site, Toyama Castle Park offers you a mix of art, history, and low-key recreation.
- The Sato Memorial Art Museum
- Cherry blossom viewing in spring, including along the popular Matsukawa River nearby
How to Get There
Access Toyama Castle by tram.
Centrally located and within walking distance of other attractions like the Glassworks Museum, take the tram on Loop 3 from Toyama Station. Or just walk from Toyama Station. The park is about 10 minutes away.
Tumultuous past, peaceful present
Over its long and troubled history, Toyama Castle has been destroyed and reconstructed numerous times. The current building, a concrete reconstruction, dates from 1954 and faithfully reproduces the external appearance of the historic keep. The castle interior now serves as a museum space, hosting both an exhibit on local history and items from the art collection of Sato Sukekuro.
When to go
Toyama Castle is open year-round except for the two-day period from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. Business hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is 210 yen to enter the castle keep and 310 yen to view the exhibits while you're there.