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Topographic Map of Takaoka Castle Ruins from Takaoka City Historical Museun

Profile : Takaoka Castle Ruins

LocationTakaoka City, Toyama Prefecture
Also known as_
Type of castleFlatland
Mountain's name
DesignationToyama Historic Sites
Year built1609
Castle lordMaeda Toshinaga
Refurbishment lord
Portrait of Maeda Toshinaga from Wikipedia
Family Crest from "Bukan Complete Works" (produced by CODH)
adapted from "Classical Japanese National Data Set" (Kokubunken Collection)

The family crest was originally created from the pattern that the emperor and the royal family put on the kimono, and the pattern was made into a fixed pattern, and the one attached to his own oxcart is said to be the beginning of the family crest. The warlords drew large crests on the flag-fingers, used to distinguish enemy views on the battlefield, and used by the generals to determine which warlords were active and how much.
Portrait of Takayama Ukon from Wikipedia

Takaoka Castle admission

admission fee : free
admission time & closing period : reference official site (japanes

Takaoka Castle Google Map

Takaoka Castle Images 

Takaoka Castle was built as an alternative castle after Toyama Castle because of fire accident, which was the residence of Maeda Toshinaga, who solidified the foundation of the Kaga Domain. Takayama Ukon is famous as a castle master and a Christian daimyō, who was in charge of construction this castle. After abandoned his territory and property by "Christian Exile order", he was invited by Maeda Toshiie, then became a guest general of the Maeda family, and took part in the regular contract of Takaoka Castle. In response to the "Christian Deportation Order" by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1614, he crossed over to Manila, phillipine, and died there.
The moat between Kajimaru and Akemaru

The vast moat that covers one-third of the castle area is still in good condition. The characteristic of Nawabari is that Kuruwa surrounds the central Honmaru connected by the Dobashi continuously. Its shaped like “コ”. This is called "Renzoku-Umadashi",means "continuous horse-out. Therefore enemies passing through Dobashi are always exposed to side attacks.
Imizu Shrine

It is said that it was founded more than 1200 years ago, before the Nara era, but is uncertain. In fact, it is a venerable, precious, spiritually place.
Statue of Maeda Toshinaga


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