Lockheart Castle
Lockheart Castle
Lockheart Castle
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Lockheart Castle


Last updated: February 17, 2021

Discover a slice of Scotland in the heart of Gunma

Be transported to 19th-century Europe at Lockheart Castle. This authentic castle was constructed in Edinburgh in 1829 before being dismantled and reconstructed in 1993 in the village of Takayama in Gunma.

The building and the 100,000 square meter grounds now serve as a park and museum. Dress in period costume, try mystery-solving activities and take part in workshops. The eclectic displays include a bridal dress museum, a teddy bear collection, a Santa Museum and a library with more than 1,000 books, including first editions and books by Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish author whose family once owned the castle.

The castle is popular with couples as well as families. Castle legend says ringing the bell on the top floor of the tower brings eternal love.


English support

Some English-speaking staff


Natural hot spring baths

Daytrip bathing

Baths open to non-staying guests


Free Wi-Fi available

Luggage storage

Temporarily store luggage

Luggage delivery

Can send bags via courier service

All Western-style toilets

All toilets are Western style

Chair seating

Dining in chairs (not directly on floor)

Private dining

Private dining rooms available

Ingredients list

Ingredients list for meals


Vegetarian meals upon request


Halal meals upon request

Prayer amenities

Muslim prayer items, support, room, etc.


Non-smoking facility

Smoking area

Smoking room(s) and/or area(s)

Free parking

Free-of-charge car parking

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus service available

Basic Information


5583-1 Takayama, Agatsuma District ( Map)


About 20 minutes by bus from Numata Station

About 20 minutes by car from Numata IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway




9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mid-January to February)


1,000 yen (600 yen for children)




English, Chinese

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