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Historical Monument Spots in Fukui Area

  • Maruoka Castle (Kasumigajo)
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukasumichou 1-59
    This castle on a hill, located in Maruoka Town of Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture, was built by Shibata Katsuie’s nephew Shibata Katsutoyo in 1576. Nowadays, only two-story and three-roofed castle tower (tenshukaku) remains, and it was registered as Important Cultural Properties in 1950. It is the oldest tenshukaku in existence in the country, and about 400 cherry trees were planted around it as part of the surrounding Kasumigajo Park. A light-up event is held when the cherry blossoms bloom, giving the tower an ethereal look.

    This castle ranks 30th of the thousands of Japanese ancient castles. However there was nothing much to see. It was destroyed in an earthquake and it was rebuilt after that. The ticket set including...

  • Echizen Ono Castle
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    Fukui Pref. Onoshi Shiromachi 3-109
    Echizen Ono Castle was built by Kanamori Nagachika who was Oda Nobunaga’s vassal, and recently it has also been called “castle in the sky Echizen Ono Castle”. The Ono basin is surrounded by mountains on every side. The lofty castle rises up at the central part of Kameyama, however, when the castle town is wrapped in a sea of clouds, the castle appears as if it is floating in the sky. It is said that the period from October to the end of April is when this phenomenon occurs, and it is especially likely to occur around November. It is recommended to view it from Inuyama which is located to the west of Echizen Ono Castle.
  • Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Kanegasakichou 4-1
    The Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse was designed by a foreign engineer in 1905, and its North building, South building and brick walls were registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property in 2009. It is a place to meet nostalgia and get a sense for the port atmosphere. You can enjoy Tsuruga history in the Diorama Building, fancy dining on Tsuruga seafood in the restaurant building, and strolls amid the sea breeze in the open garden. Seven minutes by car via Tsuruga Interchange on Hokuriku Expressway.

    This place is named Brick Warehouses, but there are only two of them, it sounds disappointing. However the inside there is a theme park of a diorama, it is worth checking out. Admission is 800yen per...

  • Tsubokawa Family Residence (Senko no Ie)
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    Fukui Sakai-shi Marukacho Kamitakeda 30-11
    A historical building in Kamitakeda, Maruoka-cho, Sakai City. It's the oldest private house in the prefecture, dating back to the middle ages and early Edo period, and has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan as a valuable example of architecture and how the local powerful families of that period would have lived. You can view the inside of the house and with reservation you can dine in a cafe which uses the house's sunken hearth.
  • Former Morita Bank Headquarters
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    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Minamihonmachi 3-3-26
    A historical building in Minamihonmachi 3-Chome, Mikuni-cho, Sakai City. It was built in 1920 as the bank headquarters for the local Morita family who made a fortune in the shipping business. It is the oldest reinforced concrete building remaining in the prefecture and is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Former Kishina Family Residence
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    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Kitahonmachi 4-6-54
    A historical building located in Kitahonmachi 4-Chome, Mikun-cho, Sakai City. The house is located in the Mikuni Minato port area which flourished in the Edo and early Meiji periods due to the Kitamaebune shipping routes which ran across the Sea of Japan. It was the former residence of the Kishina family who worked for generations as lumber dealers and used the house to distribute goods brought down to the port town along the Kazuryu River. The house is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. The house is open to the public and various materials are on display within the building.
  • Former Uryu Residence
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    Fukui Sabae-shi Mizuochicho 4-7
    A historical building in Mizuochi-cho 4-Chome, Sabae City. The Uryu residence served as housing for numerous generations of chief priest of the adjacent Shinmeisha Shrine and was constructed during the Genroku period in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It is the oldest private house in the prefecture and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Kumagawa Guard House
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Kumagawa 18-2
    A historical building in Kumagawa, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. It's located within the Wakasa-Kumagawa-Juku, which is a registered Group of Traditional Buildings by the Japanese government. The building was used as a guardhouse for the post town and has been completely restored. Inside are displays with figures of government officials and tools that would have been used in the guardhouse.
  • Samurai Residence of the Old Uchiyama Family
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    Fukui Ono-shi Shiromachi 10-7
    A historical building in Shiromachi, Ono City. The Uchiyama family is known for the brothers Shichiroemon Ryokyu Uchiyama and Ryusuke Yoshitaka Uchiyama who sought to bring about political reform in the Ono Domain during the late Edo period. This mansion was built in 1882 after the death of the brothers and has been registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. Tea ceremonies are held on weekends and holidays in April and May and again in September and October allowing you to enjoy matcha green tea while looking out over the garden.

    Chosen as a good rainy day activity and it proved delightful. On display throughout the main house were also a series of paper-cut artworks depicting historic events. Were impressive.

  • Fukui City Osagoe Minkaen Garden
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Tsukimi 5-4-48
    A classic townhouse garden surrounded by greenery located at the foot of Mt. Osagoe in the southwest region of Fukui City. Over the vast 3700 square meter grounds you'll find a number of buildings that have been relocated and restored including six classic homes built during the Edo period, a storehouse, an ash-hut, and an outdoor toilet. All are designated as Cultural Properties of the City. Three of the houses are in the traditional Tsuma-iri entrance on gable side style which was widespread throughout the central Echizen and Ono Basin. This style was unique to the region and features the doma earthen floor room and kitchen as one area covered with thick cross shaped beams. Furniture and other household supplies have been arranged in the houses allowing visitors to see how people lived back in those days.

    I went on a Sunday, and we were the only visitors when we arrived. There are about 6 traditional Japanese houses that have been moved to this park from around Fukui. One of the houses was...

  • Fukugen Machinami
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Kidonouchicho 28-37
    A castle town streetscape dating back to the warring states period, when the Asakura clan ruled over Echizen. The samurai residences used by the Asakura clan and their chief retainers have been rebuilt. This is included as part of the Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins site. It has been designated as a National Special Historic Site. The houses were restored based on unearthed cornerstones and foundations and give the idea of what houses were like back in that period. They have been used as shooting locations for various commercials. On the grounds is a spot where you can rent and dress in kimono and you can walk the townscape wearing the kimono.
  • Institute Asakura Mr. ruins Preservation Society
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Kidonouchichou 28-37
  • Kabayahata Shrine kohaiden
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Nakantechou 20-27
  • Tsuruga Sokogun
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Sakuramachi
  • Kura no Tsuji
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Houraicho 4-17

    一階部分が町家のような濃い焦げ茶の腰板、上半分が白壁づくりのコントラストが印象的。いくつも蔵が並び、喫茶店などとして使われています。

Fukui Areas

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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