Takaoka Castle

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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.

Visit Notes

Several baileys and large water moats remain, but I'm not sure why it would have been selected for the Top 100.


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Castle Profile
English Name Takaoka Castle
Japanese Name 高岡城
Founder Maeda Toshinaga
Year Founded 1609
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Top 100 Castles, Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features water moats, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Takaoka Sta. (Hokuriku Line), 10 min walk
Visitor Information
Time Required
Website http://www.e-tmm.info/siro.htm
Location Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 44' 57", 137° 1' 14"
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Added to Jcastle 2013


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ARTHatamoto

8 months ago
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Takaokajō is a park today. Some ishigaki remain but the most well preserved feature are its network of moats, home to many ducks. I went with a friend and didn’t explore the whole site, but these are my pictures of the moats, baileys and structures and sculptures now inhabiting the park.
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FurinkazanHatamoto

55 months ago
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What to add to the commentaries of the webmaster, hum, ah yes the 100 meijo stamp is in the municipal museum on the castlegrounds.
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Anonymous user #1

66 months ago
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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.