Maruoka Castle (Kasumigajo)丸岡城(霞ヶ城)
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.
Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukasumichou 1-59 (Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea)
8:30-17:00 (Last entry until 16:30)
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If we weren’t already close by and didn’t have the time, this wouldn’t be a place we’d necessarily go out of our way to...
Worth visiting for the surrounding gardens, with a pond full of koi, and definitely worth entering the castle. Be prepared to do some climbing (using rope to get up...
- Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukasumichou 1-59 [ map ]
- 8:30-17:00 (Last entry until 16:30)
- open everyday
- [Admission fee]
[Small/Junior High School Students] 150yen
- Parking Lot
- Available 140spaces
- Credit Card
- Not available
- [Parking Information] 1-59 Sakaimachi Maruokacho Sakai City Fukui Prefecture Tel:0776-66-0303
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Fukui Main Areas
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.