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Tojinbo is in Mikuni-cho.320 views
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Maruoka Castle tower316 views
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Huge rock columns stand about 9 stories (25 meters) high.297 views
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Maruoka Castle257 views
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Roof tiles made of stone on Maruoka Castle242 views
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Bungee jumping is probably not possible here.228 views
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Tojinbo sign indicating the Echizen-Kaga Coastal Quasi-National Park223 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 Castle109 viewsPhoto: Way to Maruoka Castle from the bus stop.
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Bus stop for Maruoka Castle99 viewsTakes about 40-50 min. from Fukui Station.
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Kasumiga-jo Park, noted for cherry blossoms.91 views
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Old shachi (killer whale) roof ornaments made of stone.88 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 tower85 views
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Edo Period currency80 views
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Path to castle tower78 views
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Entrance to castle grounds77 views
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Steps to castle tower entrance.77 views
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1st floor of castle tower with photos of other castles.77 views
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Folk History Museum74 views
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1st floor of castle tower73 viewsThe steep stairs go to the 2nd floor.
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Ceiling on top floor73 views
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Side of castle72 views
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The stone marker says National Treasure Kasumiga-jo Castle.71 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 tower71 views
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The veranda is narrow and the fence is low.71 views
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View from castle tower70 views
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Well related to the castle's mist.70 views
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Folk History Museum adjacent to the castle. 歴史民俗資料館70 views
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Inside Folk History Museum69 views
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2nd floor68 views
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Entrance to castle tower67 views
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1st floor of castle tower67 views
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Roof tiles made of stone (2nd floor)67 views
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Stairway on top floor66 views
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Veranda (closed to visitors)66 views
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Top floor66 views
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Old-style "bay window?"65 views
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Top floor65 views
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Roof tiles made of stone (rare)64 views
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"Sama" hole to shoot weapons (arrows or guns)64 views
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Ceiling on top floor64 views
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Stairs going down64 views
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Stairs to top floor63 views
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Lower stone wall63 views
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Ceiling on top floor61 views
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Ceiling on top floor57 views
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