Home > FUKUI 福井県 > Sakai 坂井市

Most viewed - Sakai 坂井市
006-IMG_5417.jpg
Maruoka Castle tower354 views
002-918-21.jpg
Tojinbo in Mikuni-cho is spectacular, natural rock columns and walls on the coast. Hiking trails and boat rides give you a closer look at this rare natural monument. 342 viewsTojimbo is accessible by bus from JR Awara Onsen Station on the Hokuriku Line.
003-918-22.jpg
Huge rock columns stand about 9 stories (25 meters) high.318 views
009-IMG_5245.jpg
Maruoka Castle294 views
029-IMG_5346.jpg
Roof tiles made of stone on Maruoka Castle290 views
004-918-23.jpg
270 views
005-918-20.jpg
Bungee jumping is probably not possible here.249 views
001-918-19.jpg
Tojinbo sign indicating the Echizen-Kaga Coastal Quasi-National Park244 views
001-IMG_5219.jpg
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 Castle134 viewsPhoto: Way to Maruoka Castle from the bus stop.
058-IMG_5433.jpg
Bus stop for Maruoka Castle131 viewsTakes about 40-50 min. from Fukui Station.
056-IMG_5395.jpg
122 views
007-IMG_5416.jpg
119 views
057-IMG_5403.jpg
Kasumiga-jo Park, noted for cherry blossoms.117 views
012-IMG_5254.jpg
Old shachi (killer whale) roof ornaments made of stone.111 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.
004-IMG_5426.jpg
Maruoka Castle tower109 views
055-IMG_5391.jpg
Edo Period currency104 views
002-IMG_5228.jpg
Entrance to castle grounds103 views
013-IMG_5256.jpg
Steps to castle tower entrance.103 views
010-IMG_5251.jpg
101 views
023-IMG_5287.jpg
1st floor of castle tower with photos of other castles.101 views
008-IMG_5383.jpg
Path to castle tower100 views
003-IMG_5236.jpg
The stone marker says National Treasure Kasumiga-jo Castle.98 viewsThe castle was a National Treasure until it collapsed in the 1948 Fukui Earthquake. Now an Important Cultural Property.
011-IMG_5253.jpg
98 views
053-IMG_5388.jpg
Folk History Museum98 views
014-IMG_5264.jpg
Side of castle97 views
005-IMG_5428.jpg
Maruoka Castle tower95 views
021-IMG_5280.jpg
1st floor of castle tower95 viewsThe steep stairs go to the 2nd floor.
041-IMG_5324.jpg
Ceiling on top floor95 views
052-IMG_5407.jpg
Folk History Museum adjacent to the castle. 歴史民俗資料館95 views
037-IMG_5302.jpg
The veranda is narrow and the fence is low.94 views
051-IMG_5384.jpg
94 views
054-IMG_5389.jpg
Inside Folk History Museum94 views
019-IMG_5260.jpg
93 views
016-IMG_5362.jpg
93 views
036-IMG_5297.jpg
View from castle tower93 views
017-IMG_5271.jpg
92 views
026-IMG_5291.jpg
2nd floor92 views
028-IMG_5344.jpg
Roof tiles made of stone (2nd floor)92 views
033-IMG_5299.jpg
Top floor92 views
047-IMG_5365.jpg
Well related to the castle's mist.92 views
015-IMG_5272.jpg
91 views
020-IMG_5276.jpg
Entrance to castle tower90 views
031-IMG_5315.jpg
Stairway on top floor90 views
032-IMG_5332.jpg
Top floor90 views
035-IMG_5295.jpg
Veranda (closed to visitors)90 views
022-IMG_5286.jpg
1st floor of castle tower89 views
018-IMG_5278.jpg
88 views
024-IMG_5288.jpg
Old-style "bay window?"88 views
025-IMG_5350.jpg
"Sama" hole to shoot weapons (arrows or guns)88 views
044-IMG_5331.jpg
88 views
027-IMG_5343.jpg
Roof tiles made of stone (rare)87 views
030-IMG_5340.jpg
Stairs to top floor87 views
034-IMG_5305.jpg
87 views
039-IMG_5335.jpg
87 views
043-IMG_5329.jpg
Ceiling on top floor87 views
048-IMG_5369.jpg
Lower stone wall87 views
045-IMG_5325.jpg
Stairs going down87 views
038-IMG_5311.jpg
85 views
046-IMG_5354.jpg
85 views
040-IMG_5322.jpg
Ceiling on top floor84 views
049-IMG_5373.jpg
84 views
050-IMG_5377.jpg
81 views
042-IMG_5326.jpg
Ceiling on top floor79 views
 
63 files on 1 page(s)