Matsukawa Park, in Toyama Toyama Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.
Toyama Castle, also known as Azumi Castle, is a flatland style Japanese Castle in the city of Toyama Toyama Prefecture. Toyama Castle was constructed around 1543 by the Jinbo clan as their central power based and it was their primary form of defence against the Shiina clan who they were in a power struggle for control of the region. In 1560 Uesugi Kenshin captured Toyama Castle, but left Jinbo clan in control under his rule. In 1581 Toyama Castle was captured by the forces of Oda Nobunaga, who placed Sassa Narimasa in control. During this period the castle was upgraded with improvements to the moats, turrets and foundations. In 1585 Hideyoshi, with a force of 100,000, destroyed Toyama Castle. It was later rebuilt by Maeda Toshinga, only to have it burn down in 1609. In 1661 Maeda Toshitsugu rebuilt the Toyama Castle and his descendents retained control until the Meiji Restoration, when in 1870 it was dismantled. In 1954 a modern reconstruction of the donjon (tower) was completed.