Last additions - Sakai 坂井市
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Tojinbo sign indicating the Echizen-Kaga Coastal Quasi-National ParkSep 02, 2006
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Tojinbo is in Mikuni-cho.Sep 02, 2006
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Bungee jumping is probably not possible here.Sep 02, 2006
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Huge rock columns stand about 9 stories (25 meters) high.Sep 02, 2006
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Bus stop for Maruoka CastleTakes about 40-50 min. from Fukui Station.Sep 02, 2006
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Kasumiga-jo Park, noted for cherry blossoms.Sep 02, 2006
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Inside Folk History MuseumSep 02, 2006
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Edo Period currencySep 02, 2006
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Folk History MuseumSep 02, 2006
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Stairs going downSep 02, 2006
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Folk History Museum adjacent to the castle. 歴史民俗資料館Sep 02, 2006
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Lower stone wallSep 02, 2006
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Well related to the castle's mist.Sep 02, 2006
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Ceiling on top floorSep 02, 2006
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The veranda is narrow and the fence is low.Sep 02, 2006
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Ceiling on top floorSep 02, 2006
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Ceiling on top floorSep 02, 2006
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Top floorSep 02, 2006
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Ceiling on top floorSep 02, 2006
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View from castle towerSep 02, 2006
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Roof tiles made of stone on Maruoka CastleSep 02, 2006
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Veranda (closed to visitors)Sep 02, 2006
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Top floorSep 02, 2006
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Stairs to top floorSep 02, 2006
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"Sama" hole to shoot weapons (arrows or guns)Sep 02, 2006
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Roof tiles made of stone (2nd floor)Sep 02, 2006
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Stairway on top floorSep 02, 2006
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2nd floorSep 02, 2006
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1st floor of castle towerThe steep stairs go to the 2nd floor.Sep 02, 2006
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Roof tiles made of stone (rare)Sep 02, 2006
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Old-style "bay window?"Sep 02, 2006
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1st floor of castle towerSep 02, 2006
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1st floor of castle tower with photos of other castles.Sep 02, 2006
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Entrance to castle towerSep 02, 2006
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Steps to castle tower entrance.Sep 02, 2006
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Side of castleSep 02, 2006
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Old shachi (killer whale) roof ornaments made of stone.The original shachi were made of wood with copper plating. But during WWII, the precious copper was taken and these two stone shachi were made to replace the original shachi. These two shachi fell off the roof during the 1948 earthquake and were replaced by a replica of the original made of wood and copper plating.Sep 02, 2006
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Maruoka CastleSep 02, 2006
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Path to castle towerSep 02, 2006
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Maruoka Castle towerSep 02, 2006
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Maruoka Castle towerSep 02, 2006
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Maruoka Castle towerSep 02, 2006
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Entrance to castle groundsSep 02, 2006
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Maruoka Castle is Japan's oldest surviving castle tower although it collapsed during the Fukui Earthquake in 1948. Rebuilt in 1955 with most of the original materials. Originally built in 1576 by Shibata Katsutoyo, nicknamed Kasumiga-jo (Misty CastlePhoto: Way to Maruoka Castle from the bus stop.Sep 02, 2006
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The stone marker says National Treasure Kasumiga-jo Castle.The castle was a National Treasure until it collapsed in the 1948 Fukui Earthquake. Now an Important Cultural Property.Sep 02, 2006
 
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