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The site of Takaoka castle is now Takaoka Kojo park, which has many cherry trees.

Takoaka Castle (高岡城 Takoaka-jō?) was a Japanese castle in Takaoka, Toyama Japan. It was originally constructed in 1609, and was only used for a few years before being dismantled. The site of its ruins are now a park.[1] The castle is designated one of Japan's Top 100 Castles by the Japanese Castle Foundation.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The castle was originally constructed by Maeda Toshinaga in 1609, following the destruction of Toyama Castle by fire. The castle was then decommissioned in 1615, so had a very short period of usage.[1] It was demolished under the one castle/one domain policy of the Tokugawa shogunate.[3]

Current site[edit | edit source]

The ruins of the castle are mainly just stone walls.[1] The ruins sit at the Takaoka Kojo Park, which was established in 1875. The park's cherry trees are the town's major location for cherry blossom viewing.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Takaoka-Castle" J Caste http://jp.jcastle.info/castle/profile/273-Takaoka-Castle
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Takoaka - Japan Visitor http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/takaoka

Coordinates: 36°44′57″N 137°01′14″E / 36.7492°N 137.0206°E / 36.7492; 137.0206

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