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Fukui Castle Ruins (福井城址)


Castle / Ruins of Castle

Built by the first Lord of Fukui domain Hideyasu Yuki in 1606, and then serving as the castle for the Echizen Matsudaira family for 270 years and 17 generations, Fukui Castle has been reduced to only a part of the moat and its stone walls today. The well called “Wealth Well” left at the foot of the tower base is said to be the origin of the name “Fukui.”


Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Ote 3-17-1 (Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea)

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Review of Fukui Castle Ruins

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Reviewed:2020/04/03 Worth a walk around
Worth a visit for what you can see of the history of Fukui - despite much of it being erased by building the Fukui Prefectural government offices where the castle used to be.
The views around the...
Reviewed:2020/03/13 Nice walk around and through.
Always walk around the moat so as to see wall remains and especially to birdwatch and see if can spot the large carp and turtles that inhabit the moat.
A few interesting things to see inside the...
Reviewed:2020/03/06 Walk the walls under the sakura
When the sakura are at peak the castle walls and ruins are definitely worth a visit.

You can walk around the moat atop the castle walls under a canopy of trees. It was drizzling when we visited but...

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Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Ote 3-17-1 [map]
Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea
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          Fukui 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.