The Takaoka Municipal Museum is located in Kojo Park, the old castle area of Takaoka in Toyama prefecture.
The three-story Takaoka Municipal Museum, which opened in 1970, has exhibits on the history of Takaoka Castle, famous people from Takaoka city and traditional arts and crafts from the area. Takaoka is particularly well-known for its lacquer work and metal work. The latter symbolized by the Great Buddha of Takaoka which is made from copper.
The museum's mascot is "Toshinaga-kun" after Maeda Toshinaga (1562-1614), the second head of the Kaga domain, who ruled his rich fief from nearby Kanazawa Castle.
Takaoka Municipal Museum
1-5 Kojyo, Takaoka-shi, Toyama 933-0044
Tel: 0766 20 1572
Hours: 9am-5pm; closed Monday or the next day if Monday is a public holiday.
Access: Take a Kaetsuno bus for Shimin-hospital/Syokuan-mae from JR Takaoka Station on the JR Hokuriku Line and alight at Ote-machi bus stop, from where the museum is a 5-minute walk.
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