Maruoka Castle

As the oldest remaining castle in Japan, Maruoka Castle is designated as one of Japan’s Important Cultural Properties and is also considered a valuable part of the history of architecture. It is located on a high hill above Maruoka Town. In 1948, the castle was destroyed by an earthquake, however it was reconstructed 1955, using 80% of the original building materials. Kasumiga Joh Park, with its 400 Yoshino cherry trees, surrounds the castle and has been selected as one of the top 100 most beautiful places for viewing cherry blossoms.

Address: 1-59 Kasumi Maruoka town, Sakai city, Fukui

Airport: Komatsu Airport

Notes:

Open:
8:30 to 17:00

Admission:
Adults:300 yen
Elementary and junior high school students:150 yen
(Group discounts available)

Access:
11 minutes by taxi from Maruoka Station.

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