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Katsuyama Castle Museum勝山城博物館

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Katsuyama Castle Museum is a museum in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, built in the style of a Tenshu (the main tower of a Japanese castle), which opened in 1992. The tower is 57.8 meters high, making it the tallest building of its kind in Japan. The building is intended to keep alive the memory of the castle that was the main seat of power of the Katsuyama Domain. Inside, the Museum has displays on the military equipment of Edo period Daimyos (feudal lords), textiles, folding screens decorated with paintings of battles, Qing Dynasty folk embroidery from the Zhongyuan (North China Plain) region, Japanese books from the early modern era, etc. From the observation deck on the top storey, visitors can view the city of Katsuyama, which has a history going back to the Paleolithic era, and its beautiful scenery which has led to the area being designated as the Katsuyama Geopark.

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place Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Heisenjichou Heisenji 85-26-1
phone 0779886200

Review of Katsuyama Castle Museum

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Reviewed:2016/10/29 No Crowds Or Lining Up
We were literally the only visitors to the castle when we went! The museum hosts a great collection of samurai armour and has a nice view over the surrounding countryside.
Reviewed:2016/04/21 越前国の勝山城 Echizen-Katsuyama Castle
Another day, another castle. Yesterday I visited three castles. Mine is not a stable mind. This album is Echizen-Katsuyama Castle.
Tada-san was a rich...
Reviewed:2015/07/30 Not terribly interesting, but good photo opportunities.
Katsuyama castle, constructed in 1992, is the tallest in Japan. It is not very historic compared to other castles. The castle grounds is freely accessible, but you pay to go inside. There is also a...



Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Heisenjichou Heisenji 85-26-1 [map]



9:30-16:30 (until 16:00)
Wednesday (co-hosted special exhibition Period is in principle open during the period), 12/28-12/31 ※ When we are closed temporarily by facility inspection, we publish on the homepage at any time.
[Admission fee] Adults 500 Yen, Konaka High School Students 200 Yen (Available during Special Exhibition)
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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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