JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Most viewed - Sakai 坂井市
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Tojinbo is in Mikuni-cho.324 views
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Maruoka Castle tower322 views
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Huge rock columns stand about 9 stories (25 meters) high.301 views
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Maruoka Castle264 views
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Roof tiles made of stone on Maruoka Castle249 views
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Bungee jumping is probably not possible here.232 views
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Tojinbo sign indicating the Echizen-Kaga Coastal Quasi-National Park227 views
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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 Castle114 viewsPhoto: Way to Maruoka Castle from the bus stop.
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Bus stop for Maruoka Castle104 viewsTakes about 40-50 min. from Fukui Station.
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Kasumiga-jo Park, noted for cherry blossoms.95 views
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Old shachi (killer whale) roof ornaments made of stone.92 viewsThe 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.
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Maruoka Castle tower91 views
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Edo Period currency85 views
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Entrance to castle grounds83 views
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Path to castle tower82 views
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Steps to castle tower entrance.82 views
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1st floor of castle tower with photos of other castles.82 views
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Folk History Museum78 views
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Side of castle77 views
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1st floor of castle tower77 viewsThe steep stairs go to the 2nd floor.
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Ceiling on top floor77 views
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The stone marker says National Treasure Kasumiga-jo Castle.76 viewsThe castle was a National Treasure until it collapsed in the 1948 Fukui Earthquake. Now an Important Cultural Property.
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Maruoka Castle tower76 views
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The veranda is narrow and the fence is low.75 views
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Folk History Museum adjacent to the castle. 歴史民俗資料館75 views
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View from castle tower74 views
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Well related to the castle's mist.74 views
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Inside Folk History Museum74 views
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2nd floor73 views
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Entrance to castle tower72 views
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Roof tiles made of stone (2nd floor)72 views
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1st floor of castle tower71 views
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Top floor71 views
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Stairway on top floor70 views
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Top floor70 views
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Veranda (closed to visitors)70 views
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Old-style "bay window?"69 views
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"Sama" hole to shoot weapons (arrows or guns)69 views
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Ceiling on top floor69 views
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Stairs going down69 views
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Roof tiles made of stone (rare)68 views
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Stairs to top floor68 views
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Lower stone wall68 views
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Ceiling on top floor66 views
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Ceiling on top floor62 views
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