Maruoka Castle (Kasumigajo)
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.
- Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukasumichou 1-59
- Awara / Sakai Area
- 8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
- open everyday
[Small/Junior High School Students] 150yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
[Parking Information] 3-1-3 Kasumi-cho, Maruoka-cho, Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- 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...
- 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.
- 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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- m | On foot about minutes
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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