Katsuyama Castle Museum (勝山城博物館)
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.
Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Heisenjichou Heisenji 85-26-1 (Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea)
9:30-16:30 (admission until 16:00)
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- Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Heisenjichou Heisenji 85-26-1 [map]
- 9:30-16:30 (admission until 16:00)
- Wednesday (Open in principle during the co-sponsored special exhibition Period), 12/28-12/31 * If the museum is temporarily closed due to facility inspections, etc., it will be posted on the home page at any time.
- [Admission fee] Adults500yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students200yen (Changes during the special exhibition)
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Available (Smoking area available outside the entrance)
- Not available
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Average budget
- [Lunch] 1-1,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 0-30 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.