Fukui Castle Ruins

Sightseeing information about Fukui Castle Ruins in Japan.


Fukui Castle Ruins (Fukui-joshi)2.5

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Fukui Castle, located in current Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, was the headquarters of the Echizen Matsudaira Clan, who were daimyo lords of Fukui Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate, for about 270 years, 17 generations. It was built in the early 1600s by Yuki (later Matsudaira) Hideyasu, who was the second son of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the first lord of the Fukui Domain. The castle at that time is said to have a magnificent tower about 37 meters (121 feet) in height with 4 layers (5 floors). Today, the remains are only a part of the moat and a stone wall. The prefectural government office building stands in the site of Honmaru (the main enclosure of the castle), and there is also a well called "Fuku-no-i (Good Luck Well)" on site and it is said to have given the name of the place, Fukui.
http://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/places_to_visit/castle.php

Purposecherry blossom viewing,History,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Komatsu Airport (about 41.3km) Google Transit

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5.0a year ago

Awesome history, now it's govt offices

4.03 years ago

Nice to walk around a bit in the Fukui, good arts.

4.02 years ago

Not much castle left, but they recently reconstructed one of the castle gates, and it's really cool!

4.02 months ago

Actually, I'm from Fukui prefecture, but this was my first time here. While staying at a nearby hotel, I walked.
It was a surprisingly good feeling.
There are many wonderful places in Fukui.
Under lighthouse living

The front of the station is completely different from the old days, and it is in good condition. It's like the Shinkansen, but I don't know how effective it will be.

5.03 months ago

Echizen Ono Castle, a castle suspended in the sea of ​​clouds in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture

Located in the middle of the mountains in the Ono basin, Echizen Ono Castle was built around 1575 and took five years to complete. The main tower of the castle stands tall on Mount Kameyama 249 meters high in the center of Ono city and as the mountain looks like it's floating while the castle town at the foot of the mountain is shrouded in a sea of ​​clouds, the Castle Echizen Ono is often referred to as a "castle in the air".

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