In 1581, Sassa Narimasa a retainer of Oda Nobunaga became lord of the castle. After the Honnoji Incident of 1585, there was a falling out between Sassa Narimasa and Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi himself attacked the castle with 100,000 soldiers. The castle was taken back and decommissioned. Maeda Toshinaga later rebuilt much of the castle and temporarily used it as his retirement home until much of it burned down in 1609. In 1661 Maeda Toshitsugu rebuilt the castle again and made it his home. His ancestors ruled over Toyama from here until the coming of the Meiji Restoration. The castle was dismantled in 1870.
All pictures donated by Frank T.
|English Name||Toyama Castle|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Designations||Next 100 Castles|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Main Keep Structure||3 levels, 4 floors|
|Year Reconstructed||1954 (concrete)|
|Features||main keep, gates, turrets, water moats, stone walls, walls|
|Access||Toyama Sta. (Hokuriku Line), 10 min walk|
|Location||Toyama, Toyama Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 41' 34.37" N, 137° 12' 40.75" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2008|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|