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Maruoka Castle tower362 views
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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.
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Huge rock columns stand about 9 stories (25 meters) high.318 views
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Maruoka Castle302 views
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Roof tiles made of stone on Maruoka Castle299 views
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Bungee jumping is probably not possible here.249 views
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Tojinbo sign indicating the Echizen-Kaga Coastal Quasi-National Park244 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 Castle139 viewsPhoto: Way to Maruoka Castle from the bus stop.
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Bus stop for Maruoka Castle137 viewsTakes about 40-50 min. from Fukui Station.
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Kasumiga-jo Park, noted for cherry blossoms.122 views
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Old shachi (killer whale) roof ornaments made of stone.116 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 tower113 views
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Edo Period currency109 views
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Steps to castle tower entrance.107 views
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Entrance to castle grounds106 views
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1st floor of castle tower with photos of other castles.105 views
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The stone marker says National Treasure Kasumiga-jo Castle.103 viewsThe castle was a National Treasure until it collapsed in the 1948 Fukui Earthquake. Now an Important Cultural Property.
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Path to castle tower103 views
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Side of castle102 views
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Folk History Museum102 views
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Maruoka Castle tower101 views
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1st floor of castle tower100 viewsThe steep stairs go to the 2nd floor.
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Ceiling on top floor100 views
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The veranda is narrow and the fence is low.98 views
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Folk History Museum adjacent to the castle. 歴史民俗資料館98 views
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Inside Folk History Museum98 views
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View from castle tower97 views
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Top floor97 views
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2nd floor95 views
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Stairway on top floor95 views
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Roof tiles made of stone (2nd floor)95 views
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Top floor95 views
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Well related to the castle's mist.95 views
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Entrance to castle tower94 views
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1st floor of castle tower94 views
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Veranda (closed to visitors)94 views
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"Sama" hole to shoot weapons (arrows or guns)93 views
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Stairs to top floor93 views
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Old-style "bay window?"92 views
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Ceiling on top floor91 views
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Lower stone wall91 views
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Stairs going down91 views
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Roof tiles made of stone (rare)90 views
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Ceiling on top floor88 views
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Ceiling on top floor84 views
 
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