Takaoka Castle 高岡城

Picture Donated by Allen K.
Founder Maeda Toshinaga
Year 1609
Type Flatland
Condition Ruins
Admin's Rating ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Historical Site Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Value Top 100 Castles
Location Takaoka, Toyama Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Takaoka Sta. (Hokuriku Line), 10 min walk
Website Takaoka Castle (Takaoka Municipal Museum)
Notes Several baileys and large water moats remain, but I'm not sure why it would have been selected for the Top 100.
History Maeda Toshinaga built Takaoka Castle in 1609 after Toyama Castle burned down. Toshinaga died in 1614. The castle was decommissioned in 1615, before it was even finished, under the One Castle per Domain law. It was designated as a park in 1875.

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  • furinkazan on My Page    May 17, 2014 at 05:49 PM
    What to add to the commentaries of the webmaster, hum, ah yes the 100 meijo stamp is in the municipal museum on the castlegrounds.
  • Dennis    June 21, 2013 at 09:27 PM
    I used to live just a few hundred meters from this castle. The park on the grounds is very nice, with lots of little hidden areas to explore, and some big open areas for the annual historical pageant and other events, plus hanami. That might be why it's in the Top 100, even though there isn't much castle in this castle.
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