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Castle / Ruins of Castle Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Akizuki Castle Ruins (Prefectural Historic Site)
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    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Akidukinotori
    "Located around 20 minutes' drive from the Amagi Interchange of the Oita Expressway, Akizuki Castle was constructed during the Sengoku (Warring States) period (1467-1615) as a Hirajiro site (a castle built on flat ground, rather than on a hill) to serve as the residence of the Akizuki family. Only part of the original castle remains today; the site of the demolished castle was used to build Suiyo Shrine, dedicated to Kuroda Nagaoki, the first lord of the Akizuki-Kuroda domain. Kuromon (""Black Gate"") that served as the main gateway to the Castle was relocated to a site on the processional pathway leading up to Suiyo Shrine; the area near the gate is famous for its beautiful autumn foliage. The area in front of the Nagaya-mon Gate-the only part of the castle that survives in its original position-is the venue for Akizuki Nochi no Hina event, held on the day of Chrysanthemum Festival (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month), when around 250 Hina dolls are put on display. Sugi no Baba Street, the road that leads up to the Castle site, features a 500 meter-long avenue of cherry trees."

    The place looks great during the full bloom of sakura/flower/autumn season. Drove quite a long way but I like this small little place. I went on a non-season time so not much tourist so we can walk...

  • Kurume Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Sasayamamachi 444
    "The site of a castle which once belonged to the Arima, a samurai clan which ruled Kurume Domain for around 250 years during the Edo period. The fortress was also once known as Sasawara (""Bamboo Grass"") Castle or Sasayma Castle. Visitors can still view what remains of the castle's inner citadel. Nearby, visitors can find Sasayama Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the former domain lord Arima Toyouji; and the Arima Memorial Museum, which displays arms and armor which once belonged to various lords who ruled the area. Yoshino cherries and hill cherries grow on the grounds, and in the spring visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery their light pink blossoms create."
  • Ono Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Onojo-shi‧Dazaifu-shi‧Kasuya-gun Umimachi
  • Kokura Jo (Katsuyama Jo)
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokurakita-ku Jonai 2-1
  • Takeo Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Yahatanishi-ku
  • Tachibana Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Higashi-ku
  • Genkoubouruiato
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    Fukuoka Prefecture, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
  • Miike Jinya Ato
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    Fukuoka Omuta-shi
  • Nogata Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Nogata-shi
  • Asahi Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Buzen-shi
  • Otoguma Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Ogori-shi
  • Nishiajisakajoseki
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    Fukuoka Prefecture Ogori
  • Mizuki Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Dazaifu-shi Mizuki , Kokubu , Yoshimatsu , Onojo-shi
  • Konomijoseki
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    Fukuoka Prefecture Munakata
  • Yamaguma Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Asakura-gun Chikuzenmachi
  • Toyotsu Jinya Ato
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    Fukuoka Miyako-gun Miyakomachi
  • Naritsune Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Chikujo-gun Kogemachi
  • Hirohata Yamajo Ato
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    Fukuoka Chikujo-gun Chikujomachi
  • Gansekijoseki
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    Fukuoka Prefecture Tagawa gun Soeda
  • Tsumura Castle Ruins
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    Fukuoka Okawa-shi

Fukuoka Areas

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The most northerly of Kyushu island’s prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan’s most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture’s capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country—a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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