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Maruoka Castle (Kasumigajo) (丸岡城(霞ヶ城))

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Castle / Ruins of Castle

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.

place

Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukasumichou 1-59 (Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea)

phone 0776660303
place

8:30-17:00 (Last entry until 16:30)

Review of Maruoka Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/06/21 Nothing much to see but you can purchase 御城印
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...
Reviewed:2018/12/15 BEAUTIFUL CASTLE TOWER
Take the Keihuku bus No.36 from Fukui station west gate.
The castle tower and the stonewall are beautiful.
We can enter into the tower, that has an awesome view and enjoy the historic building.
Reviewed:2018/09/30 Tiny castle and oldest (?) castle keep
We were in Fukui for Eiheiji and had saved time for a visit to the Maruoka.

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...

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Details

Address
Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukasumichou 1-59 [map]
Area
Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea
Phone
0776660303
Hours
8:30-17:00 (Last entry until 16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 450yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 150yen
Parking Lot
Available(140spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
[Parking Information] 1-59, Kasumi-cho, Maruoka-cho, Sakai-shi, Fukui
Tel:0776-66-0303
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.