Last updated: December 21, 2020
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 near 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.
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)
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